Compare Windows 7 Editions

Compare Windows 7 Editions (32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7)

 

Starter Home Basic Home Premium Professional Ultimate Enterprise

32-bit and 64-bit versions 32-bit only Both (64-bit disc not included) Both Both Both Both
AAC and H.264 decoding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Action Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aero Glass Remoting Yes Yes
Aero Peek Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aero Shake Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aero Snap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aero Theme Yes Yes Yes Yes
AppLocker Create Policies, But Cannot Enforce Create and Enforce Polices Create and Enforce Polices
Audio Recording over Terminal Services Yes Yes
Backup and Restore Files Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backup to Network Yes Yes Yes
Bitlocker Drive Encryption Yes Yes
Bitlocker To Go Yes Yes
Bluetooth suppport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Branche Cache Distributed Cache Yes Yes
Calculator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compatibility Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop Background Changeable Yes (No Personalization – Only with “Set as desktop background” in Context menu) Yes Yes Yes Yes 

 

Desktop Windows Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Device Stage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAccess Yes Yes
Disk Defragmenter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Defragmenter (Automatic) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display Language Yes Yes
Dolby Digital compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Join (Windows Server) Yes Yes Yes
DVD playback Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Disks Yes Yes Yes
Encrypting File System (EFS) Yes Yes Yes
Encrypting Offline Files Yes Yes Yes
Enterprise Search Scopes Yes Yes
Fast User Switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Federated Search Yes Yes
Gadgets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Games Explorer with basic games (FreeCell, Hearts, Minesweeper, Purble Palace, Solitaire, Spide Solitaire) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Games Explorer with premium games (Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans) Yes Yes (disable by default) Yes Yes (disable by default) 

 

 

Getting Started Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group Policy Yes Yes Yes
HomeGroup Join Only Join Only Yes Yes Yes Yes
IIS Web Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Connection Sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IE8 Protected Mode and DEP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jump Lists Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard Input Language Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Language Packs (MUI) Yes, purchased separately Yes Yes 

 

 

Libraries Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Explorer Previews Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Taskbar Previews Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Location and other sensors support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Location Aware Printing Yes Yes Yes
Max RAM (32-bit) 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB
Max RAM (64-bit) 8GB 16GB 192GB 192GB 192GB
MPEG-2 decoding Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Display Terminal Services Yes Yes
Multiple Monitors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Touch support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network and Sharing Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Bridge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Offline Files Yes Yes Yes
Paint Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parental Controls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Personlization Yes Yes Yes Yes
Play To Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
64-bit Processor Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Physical Processor Support 1 1 2 2 2 2
Presentation Mode Yes Yes Yes
Previous Versions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor Core Support Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Projector Connection Switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ReadyBoost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ReadyDrive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Client Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Host Yes Yes Yes
Remote Media Streaming Yes Yes Yes Yes
RSS support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMB Network Connections 20 20 20 20 20 20
Snipping Tool Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software Restriction Policies Yes Yes Yes
Startup Repair Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sticky Notes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SuperFetch Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Switch User Yes Yes Yes
Sync Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
System Image Backup Yes – Not to network location Yes – Not to network location Yes – Not to network location Yes Yes Yes 

 

System Restore Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tablet PC support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of TV tuners supported 4 of each type (analog, digital, etc.) 4 of each type (analog, digital, etc.) 4 of each type (analog, digital, etc.) 4 of each type (analog, digital, etc.) 

 

UAC – User Account Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UNIX based applications subsystem Yes Yes
VHD – Boot from Yes Yes
VHD – Create and Attach Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Enhancements Yes Yes
Windows Aero Theme Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Anytime Upgrade Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Basic Theme Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Connect Now (WCN) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Defender Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows DVD Maker Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Easy Transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows ExperienceIndex (WEI) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Fax and Scan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Flip Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Flip 3D Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Journal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Firewall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Media Center Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Media Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Media Player multimedia redirection Yes Yes
Windows Media Player Remote Media Experience Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Mobility Center Yes (No Presentation Mode) Yes (No Presentation Mode) Yes Yes Yes 

 

Windows Photo Viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows PowerShell and ISE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server domain joining Yes Yes Yes
Windows SideShow Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Slideshow Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Standard Theme Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Taskbar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Touch Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Troubleshooting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Virtual PC support Yes Yes Yes
WordPad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XP Mode (Windows Virtual PC) Yes Yes Yes
XPS Viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

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