Windows 7 features by Edition


I had been looking for a really good and comprehensive list of available features in all the flavours / editions of Windows 7 when I came across this article on the DailyTech.

So shamelessly ripped out and pasted below (disclaimer I am not 100% sure of the accuracy of this!!!), and the comments are really interesting read too if you have the time

 

Windows 7 Version

Starter

Home Basic

Home Premium

Professional

Enterprise

Ultimate

Sales Channels

OEM  (Global)

Developing
Countries Only

Retail and OEM (Global)

Volume License

Retail/OEM (Limited)

64-Bit Support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Concurrent Applications

3

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Mobility Center

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Aero Features

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Home Groups

Join Only

Join Only

Create/Join

Create/Join

Create/Join

Create/Join

Premium Games

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Media Center

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Touch

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced Network Backup

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Domain Joining

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encrypting File System

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Group Policy

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location Aware Printing

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Offline Folders

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presentation Mode

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Desktop Host

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

AppLocker

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

BitLocker

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Branch Cache

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Direct Access

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Enterprise Search

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

MUI Language Packs

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Virtual Desktop Interface

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Virtual Hard Disk Booting

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Unspecified
Features

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

 


Rob

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