Easier to use
Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump Lists, and Snap.
Customize Windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs.
Easy to network (with or without a server).
Back up your complete system over a network.
Faster and more flexible
Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory.
Windows XP Mode gives you the business flexibility you need.
Best PC entertainment experience
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center.
Watch your favorite DVD movies.
Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs.
- Name Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
- Bit Version 64-bit
- Version Professional
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86)
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features
- Internet access (fees may apply)
- Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
- For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
- Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
- HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
- DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
- Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
- Music and sound require audio output
- Packaging OEM