Compare Microsoft Windows 7 Editions

Take a glance on features available in different editions of Windows 7.

Windows 7 Starter

Starter

Windows 7 Home Basic

Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium

Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Professional

Windows 7 Ultimate

Ultimate

Communication

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Entertainment

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Create and play DVDs

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Performance

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Productivity

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Safety and Security

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Advanced Backup and Restore (Network Backup and Group Policy)

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For IT Professionals

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Direct Boot from VHD

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Enterprise Search Scopes

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) enhancements**

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* Windows Mobility Center is visible only on laptops.
** Windows 7 Ultimate is not licensed for VDI scenarios, but these features may be used to create a richer remote desktop experience when connecting to a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate.