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Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional, including the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. For added security, you can encrypt your data with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. And for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages. Get it all with Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional, including the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. For added security, you can encrypt your data with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. And for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages. Get it all with Windows 7 Ultimate.

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade:Easy to use

  • Getting things done is easier. With the new taskbar and navigation features like snap, it's easier to compare two windows side-by-side, and JumpLists put files you use often just two clicks away.
  • 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 Ultimate takes full advantage the latest 64-bit PCs.
  • Windows 7 Upgrade System Requirements
  • To be eligible for the offer, you need to be running a genuine copy of the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.
  • 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (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

    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 Windows Tablet require specific hardware
  • HomeGroup requires a network and PCs with Windows 7
  • DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
  • Music and sound require audio output
  • Windows XP Mode requires:
    • Additional 1GB of RAM
    • Additional 15GB of available disk space
    • Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel-VT or AMD-V turned on

    Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware; visit http://windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/

    **A TV tuner is required and additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries.

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    Original Languages: English
    Video Game Platform: PC
    Compatible Devices: PC
    Manufacturer Part Number: GLC-00184
    System Requirements:

    Processor:

    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

    Hard Disk:

    • 16 GB (32-bit)
    • 20 GB (64-bit)

    Memory:

    • 1 GB RAM (32-bit)
    • 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    Others:

    • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver
    Primary Shelf ID: 443023
    Model: GLC-00184
    Brand: Microsoft
    Features: Pause and rewind ,  Record TV ,  Watch internet TV ,  Includes: 32 and 64-bit versions
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    i figured out that Full is 100 more dollers then Upgrade so im gessing is full better then upgrade or they are the same
    by awesomegamer56 10/17/2009
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    • A. To use upgrade you have to have a previous version of Windows installed on your computer. BTW you can't upgrade to Win7 from XP.
      by Vettehater5/31/2016
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    • A. The people above me didn't answer it correctly/ or enough. The truth is that you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade, but you need to back up all your data if you want to keep it (by backing it up and doing the custom installation, you do whats called a clean installation). The full version is if you don't have windows or you don't have Windows XP or Vista, say you have Windows 1998 like I used to have. I upgraded from XP myself and it took awhile. I've heard that it takes a lot longer to upgrade from XP than from Vista to Windows 7. Theres even proof right on the box. On the front box of Windows 7 Ultimate , it ways at the top, " Upgrade designed for Windows Vista*" On the back it says "*This version of Windows 7 is designed as an upgrade for Windows Vista. If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will need to back up your files and settings, perform a clean install and then re-install your existing files, settings, and programs. Visit windows.microsoft.com/upgrade for important information." Hope this helped
      by Yourspecialhelper12/2/2009
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    • A. You can use Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade if you are upgrading from Vista as a "in place" upgrade can be performed from Vista. You would want the Full version of Windows 7 Ultimate if you are doing a clean install, which you will have to do if upgrading from Windows XP or if you are installing to a new hard drive. Hope this helps.
      by Invex10/22/2009
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    • A. The upgrade allows you to go from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on your computer. The full version is used to install Windows 7 separately from Windows Vista, with another version of Windows 7 or on a built PC without Windows yet. If you just want to upgrade from Vista to 7, buy the upgrade. If you want to keep Vista or want to install it on a computer without Windows, buy the full version.
      by tdgf11/15/2009
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    9/23/2009

    Customer review by HaoleBoy31

    4.0 stars 9/23/2009 by HaoleBoy31
    by HaoleBoy31

    Easy to use, Fast to install (about 10-15mins), Safe & Secure, Awesome for gamers, and really nice themes. I have used Windows 7 Ultimate now about 2 1/2 weeks & I love it! My two favorite OSes use to be Ubuntu Linux & Windows XP but now its Windows 7 Ultimate & Ubuntu Linux. 7 finds your device drivers as soon as you plug things in. What I like most of all is that I built my PC & I didnt have any need to go to the company sites of all my devices because 7 finds & installs them all for you. It also has much better security features & will ask if you want to allow access to programs & processes that open on your PC giving you a much safer invioment to work & play on. I pretty much grew up on Microsoft OSes from DOS on & so far this is the OS I like best. Also as you will see in the screen shots there are many cool extras that you can download & use like the web radio which is loaded with everything from Christian music to Emo music so there is something for everyone, a clock you can add that looks cool, weather that you can customise to where ever you want, system meter that shows your CPU & memory useage, and much more.

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    HaoleBoy31
    Seymour, Tn
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Worth the Wait
    8/6/2010

    Customer review by PTNDSLR

    5.0 stars 8/6/2010 by PTNDSLR
    by PTNDSLR
    Top 25 contributor

    I'll admit, I've been running Windows 7 for six months now: the preproduction version of it and have just upgraded to the gold code. So I have quite a bit of experience with the operating system. Let's get to the nitty gritty: Should you upgrade from Windows Vista? YES! I mean it - upgrade today. Windows 7 is quite simply faster, more stable, boots faster, goes to sleep faster, comes back from sleep faster, manages your files better and on top of that it's beautiful to look at and easy to use. Even the preproduction version of Windows 7 was better than my Vista with SP2. Should you upgrade from Windows XP? Maybe, but for different reasons. XP is a good operating system and if you don't need to add new hardware or software, XP is good. However, XP is old as an operating system. Also chances are that if you're running XP, you might not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7 - check the compatibility site at Microsoft to see if your system will support Windows 7. That said, Windows 7 is light years ahead of Windows XP in terms of functionality, ease of use, etc - to me it's worth buying a new system. 64 bit or 32 bit? If you don't know what I'm talking about, that's ok skip this section. If you have a core2 duo or core 2 quad or a multi cpu machine, go with the 64 bit OS, it handles memory and the CPUs much better. If you have a single core CPU, one CPU or run special programs that require 32bit, then stick with 32 bit for now. BEFORE INSTALLATION: I recommend you have: -a core 2 duo or core 2 quad machine -4gig of RAM (That's about $50 in today's market) -good hard drive with (200 gig - it doesn't need that much but that's another $50) -back up your files to a USB drive like Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDME5000TN (Midnight Black) -check to make sure your computer is compatible with Windows 7 INSTALLATION: Installation was very straight forward. You put in the CD and reboot your machine. You might have to enter your bios and enable the "boot from CD" option. Once the machine reboots a nice screen comes up to guide you through the installation. You have the option to upgrade your PC or do a clean installation. I did an upgrade and it brought in all of my files and settings from my windows Vista system. It worked great. The upgrade did take about 2 hours for me so definitely consider. I noticed that early on in the installation the operating system went out to Microsoft's site to look for the latest and greatest updates, so I think this should help Microsoft respond quickly to any hiccups with compatibility. WHAT DOESN'T WORK: The driver from my old HP Inkjet printer for 2001 doesn't work on Windows 7 so there are some things that will not transition. I had to use a generic HP driver which doesn't give me the quality that I got from an injet - so overall, I'm up and running with that printer but I'm degraded on the inkjet front. That said, I recently upgraded to a HP CP2025DN Color LaserJet Printer that I love so no real loss there. I'll likely pick up a cheap inkjet for the occasional photo that I might need to print. Everything else upgraded. BENEFITS -faster boot time -faster go to sleep -faster wakeup -faster about 20% to 30% faster at running applications than my Vista - seriously (but those are my results without any benchmarks or anything like that, just seeing how fast Adobe Illustrator loads, and how fast all the applications respond) -joining wireless networks is much easier -the interface is just plain beautiful -my wallpapers are now a slideshow that can be set to change every few minutes (I'm not stuck with the same picture) -Gadgets - these are wonderful little small applications that you can drag onto your desktop. I have a weather gadget and a calendar gadget on my desktop that tell me -Better taskbar management - hovering over the taskbar icons shows me mini windows of what's running -Better file management - I can organize my files into Libraries that are sortable not only by type but by folder or other data. It's great! I can browse through my presentations or illustrator files! -Windows Media appears to be smoother which I love. -You get some virus protection and firewall with Windows 7 but consider something more comprehensive like McAfee Total Protection 3User 2010. Yes, it'll make your computer run a bit slower but CONS: - Some older programs might not work and some drivers might not be available like my inkjet driver. - Other than that, there aren't too many drawbacks to Windows 7 - it's a great OS. WHICH VERSION SHOULD I GET? I got the ultimate version because I have clients who ask, "is your hard drive encrypted?" -- I wanted to be able to say yes and have sensitive data encrypted one of my computer volumes - Bitlocker is only available in the Ultimate version. Ultimate also includes Multilanguage support. If you're a home user that doesn't do a lot of networking, you might consider just the home premium edition. If you're using a laptop and connect to networks at work, you might want the Professional version of the operating system to help you with domain joining. Also Windows Professional gives you the option to run applications in XP mode so if you have old applications you can use that nifty feature. I already have 1 application running in XP mode - it's nifty to run an old application. NOTE: The box contains both the 32 bit and 64 bit OS. OVERALL: It's very hard to write a comprehensive review on an entire operating system so I didn't even try - I'm sure magazines will devote entire articles to the operating system and several books will come out. My goal here is just to give everyone a glimpse of what I've found to date with this new OS. I do hope this has helped you in making a decision. Hats off to Microsoft on Windows 7. It's more of a refined Windows Vista than an entirely new operating system but it was needed. Thank you.

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    PTNDSLR
    NC, USA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Worth the upgrade from Vista
    11/23/2010

    Customer review by RIndustries

    5.0 stars 11/23/2010 by RIndustries
    by RIndustries

    Microsoft seems to have learned its lesson from vista. There is very little i can find wrong with Windows 7 Ultimate. First, the improvements from Vista. Remember those printer driver problems? Gone. 99% of the time, your device will be recognized by Windows 7 and the driver will be installed. I haven't had to find a driver since. Windows 7 also uses half of the memory Windows Vista did. Upgrading you're netbook to 7 will increase the speed of you're computer substantially. You could tell Microsoft rushed this OS out in the beginning. Now, no one would be able to tell because of the huge changes made by Windows Update. Windows 7 is very stable and secure, much more so than its first release. Finally, many of the programs and features installed on Ultimate are fairly useful. Many though, are designed for advanced users who desire a higher level of security and an even larger spectrum of program compatibility.

    RIndustries
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Easiest possible install of windows 7
    7/12/2010

    Customer review by chilibean2

    5.0 stars 7/12/2010 by chilibean2
    by chilibean2

    if you have ANY flavor of Vista on your home machine, this is the upgrade to Windows 7 for you. There is no copying files to a second disk drive or searching for driver upgrades. Just a few simple clicks and then about 45 minutes later, your PC boots up with a new OS. Minimal effort. Minimal technical expertise required. Check the Microsoft site and read *CAREFULLY* which version of Win7 is compatible with your installed windows version.

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    Denver, CO
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
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    Window seven,,,,,,,,,,,The Ultimate experience in computing.
    2/2/2011

    Customer review by RonnieW

    5.0 stars 2/2/2011 by RonnieW
    by RonnieW

    I was amazed when I first used Windows Seven after many years with xo and other systems. I would compare it to switching from riding a bike to driving a sports car. It is that dramatic a difference. Great performance, and so very very versatile. The features are too numerous to mention so you need to see it to believe it. It is a beautiful system top to bottom. If you are into entertainment you will love the new windows media center and all the new features it has. It is like viewing family photos in a movie theatre complete with music. Amazing stuff. My sincere thanks to those who designed Windows 7. I would be lost without it. Upgrades are easy so no need to wait. Start to enjoy the ultimate experience in PC performance right now.

    RonnieW
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Top notch client OS
    11/16/2010

    Customer review by PingMT

    5.0 stars 11/16/2010 by PingMT
    by PingMT

    Best product produced by Microsoft ! First 3 thing you noticed when you installed this version window: 1) Speed performance is faster than XP 2) Installation never been so easy, step 1,2,3. never have to bother about drivers compatibility issue. 3) 0 software, 0 hardware installation compatibility issue Plus+ It support lots of new features, Flexible UAC compare to vista, elegant aeroview, constant background changing, power saving etc... Others... Plus, Newest Win7 have 77 windows and 7 tips for your reference, refer hyperlink below: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.10.77windows.aspx I have installed it on my 2 home PC, 3 Laptop, never encounter any problem, easy job.

    PingMT
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    The BEST Operating System ever!
    12/29/2010

    Customer review by Raiyan

    5.0 stars 12/29/2010 by Raiyan
    by Raiyan

    This is the best operating system I've used. First its FREAKIN' FAST! And it installed in 15 minutes in my PC. It is easier to use than ever, and really fun doing it. I love its new look, the glass effects, interface, features etc. I'm a serious gamer. And this is the best operating system to run these 3D games really smoothly, because I've seen its not memory hungry, takes much less RAM (unlike windows vista, no offence though). It really boots up, resumes from sleep and responds faster. There are also many things to cover about it here, but it will be too lengthy if I do. So in short words, this OS totally ROCKS! Thanks Microsoft for such a wonderful product!

    Raiyan
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Windows 7 - The best of them all
    2/22/2011

    Customer review by Akfash

    5.0 stars 2/22/2011 by Akfash
    by Akfash

    If I am to say about Windows 7, it just took my breath away the first time I installed it and switched it on till now. From XP to Vista to 7, what a journey it has been. The installation of Windows 7 just takes minutes and the way it starts and performs simply blows my mind away. The ease of use, the aero features, especially the aero snap and aero shake brings the AWE on my face. I am definite that i have not used a better client OS than this. The built in tools for reliability and monitoring is much more detailed and useful for any IT person and its easy to use. With Windows 7 it makes my life easier and it works the way I want :D.. Its pure AWESOMENESS!!

    Akfash
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Way to go Microsoft!
    12/14/2010

    Customer review by Travis

    5.0 stars 12/14/2010 by Travis
    by Travis

    Microsoft has outdone themselves, bringing us (in my opinon) the best and most stable operating system yet. Whether you are an extreme gamer, buisnessman, or just a simple home user, Windows 7 will work for you. If you're computer ill-literate or a pro, Windows 7 has something for everybody without the problems of Windows Vista (And when a computer can fix itself in alot of different situations, thats even better!). I would definatly recommend this product to anyone. Thank you Microsoft employees and volunteers, you are the ones who made this possible. With this review are some images of the Windows Troubleshooter fixing issues with the computer.

    Travis
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Windows 7 Ultimate is the best OS yet.
    3/6/2011

    Customer review by LarryS

    5.0 stars 3/6/2011 by LarryS
    by LarryS

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my HP laptop and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my HP desktop. I think Windows Easy Transfer is one of the best things about Windows 7. Makes transferring files and settings from an old computer to your new one as simple as pressing a few keys. Everything about Windows 7 is easier. I've finally convinced some old Windows XP hold-outs to upgrade and they are happy they did and continue to thank me for the advice. I've been using Windows 7 since its early Beta days and have loved everything about it ever since. Hearing rumblings about Windows 8 and can't wait to get my hands on that. LOL

    LarryS
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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