Difference between windows 7 ultimate and windows 7 professional

by Guest130  |  12 years, 9 month(s) ago

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I am thinking of upgrading to windows 7 from windows vista but I am curious to know the difference between windows 7 ultimate and windows 7 professional edition.

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  1. Guest5763

    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Professional are two different versions of Windows 7 operating system. There are some differences between these two editions. For example, Windows 7 Professional was announced before Windows 7 Ultimate.  Windows 7 Ultimate has few extra features on top of all other editions of Windows 7. Microsoft has introduced BitLocker which is an encryption technology used for the computers running the platform.  It can be also used for removable and portable storage devices as well. Another additional feature in Windows 7 Ultimate is that it has Multilingual User Interface (MUI) technology which supports more than 35 languages.

    Because of these extra features, Windows 7 Ultimate is bit expensive as compared to Windows 7 Professional.  Windows 7 Ultimate is basically an upgraded version to Windows 7 Professional. You can upgrade your Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate by paying fee to Microsoft.

    If we compare the prices of these versions we find the starting price of Windows 7 Professional lesser than the price of Windows 7 Ultimate. The price of Windows 7 Professional is lesser than $200 whereas the price of Windows 7 Ultimate starts about $220.  Microsoft has defined the target market for both Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. The targeted markets defined for Windows 7 Professional are the small business users and computer enthusiasts as well.

    At the same time the targeted market of Windows 7 Ultimate is the Enterprise users. The home users can also buy this edition of Windows 7 through individual purchase license policy.


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