Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Operating System Software - DVD
With Microsoft Windows Professional 7 Operating System Software Professional, you'll be able to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP mode* and recover your data easily with automatic back-ups to your home or business network. You'll be able to connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join. And with entertainment features like Windows Media Center, it's great for home as well as for business.
Easy To Use
- Getting things done is easier. With the new Taskbar and navigation features like Snap, it's easier to compare to windows side by side, and JumpLists put files you use often just two clicks aware.
- Home Group makes it easy to create a home network and connect your PCs running Windows 7 to a printer.
Faster To Use
- Find virtually anything on your PC - from documents to songs to email - just by typing a word or two with Windows Search
- Windows 7 Professional takes full advantage of the latest 64-bit PCs.
* Requires download of Windows XP Mode (which runs on Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate), and virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC. Windows 7 customers can download Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC free-of-charge when available.
Windows 7 System Requirements
- 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
- 1GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features and editions of Windows 7 will run on your computer. Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor when available.
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - English US, DVD
New Microsoft Windows 7 Professional is your PC, simplified. You told Microsoft what you want in a PC. They listened. And made hundreds of little improvements and a few big ones that add up to a whole lot less. Less waiting, fewer clicks, and less complexity. With less of what you don┬Æt need, Windows 7 helps you do more. More work, more play, and more of everything in between. Making every task simpler and every day easier.
What's new in Windows 7
Windows 7 was built around your feedback, so you'll see a lot of things you've asked for. You asked us to make everyday tasks faster and easier, to make your PC work the way you want it to, and to make it possible to do new things. And that's exactly what we're doing. See how it's coming to life.
Improved taskbar and full-screen previews
The taskbar at the bottom of your screen is what you use to launch programs and switch between them when they're open. In Windows 7 you can pin any program to the taskbar so it┬Æs always just a click away, and you can rearrange the icons on the taskbar just by clicking and dragging. We┬Æve made the icons considerably bigger, too, so they┬Ære easier to use. Hover over the icons and you┬Æll see thumbnails of every file or window that open in that program, and if you hover over the thumbnail, you┬Æll see a full-screen preview of that window. Move the cursor off the thumbnail and the full-screen preview disappears.
With Windows 7, we focused on keeping the things you use most right in front of you. One example: The new Jump List feature. It's a handy way to quickly reach the files you've been working with. To see the files you've used recently, just right click on the icon on your taskbar. So right-clicking on the Word icon will show your most recent Word documents. Plus, if there are other files you want to keep handy, you can just pin them to the Jump List so they┬Æll always appear. That way, the documents you┬Ære likely to want are just a couple clicks away.
Some programs, such as Windows Media Player, can pre-populate their Jump Lists with common tasks. For example, on the Jump List for Windows Media Player, you┬Æll see options to Play All Music or resume your last playlist. On the Jump List for Internet Explorer, you┬Æll see frequently and recently viewed websites. With some programs, you┬Æll even have quick access to tasks that, in the past, were only available from within the program, such as composing a new e-mail message.
Windows 7 simplifies how you work with the windows on your desktop. You'll have more intuitive ways to open, close, resize, and arrange them.
With Windows 7, it┬Æs easier to do things you do all of the time. For example, before, when you wanted to compare two open windows, you had to manually resize your open windows to show them side by side. With Snaps, you can simply grab a window and pull it to either side edge of the screen to fill half the screen. Snap windows to both sides, and it┬Æs easier than ever to compare those windows.
Another thing you may want to do is quickly see your gadgets or grab a file from your desktop. To see your desktop just move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop. That'll make all the open Windows transparent┬ùso your desktop is immediately visible. Want to get all but one window out of your way? Grab the top of that window, shake it and all the other open windows will minimize to the taskbar. Shake the window again, and they┬Æll all come back.
Now You See Them...
Now you don't: See through to the desktop with invisible windows
Looking for something on your PC? What┬Æs your first instinct? If you use the web a lot, you probably start by looking around for a search box. Now, you can find things on your computer the same way. Introduced with Windows Vista, Windows Search helps you find virtually anything on your PC quickly and easily. Windows 7 also makes search results more relevant and easier to understand. Looking for a file, e-mail, or application?