Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64-bit Operating System OEM DVD
With Windows 7 Professional, fewer walls stand between you and your success. You can run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode and recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network. You can also connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely with Domain Join. With all the exciting entertainment features of Windows Home Premium, it's a great choice for home and for business.
Features Simplify everyday tasks
• 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.
• Windows XP Backwards Compatibility Mode
Work the way you want
• 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.
Make new things possible
• Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center.
• Watch your favourite DVD movies.
• Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs.
Windows 7 system requirements
• 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
• 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
• 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
• 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
• BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
• BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash 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
|Taskbar & Jump Lists||Yes|
|Join a HomeGroup||Yes|
|Windows Media Player||Yes|
|Backup & Restore||Yes|
|Enhanced home media streaming, including PlayTo||Yes|
|Live Tumbnail Previews from Taskbar||Yes|
|Fast User Switching||Yes|
|Create ad-hoc Wireless Networks||Yes|
|Aero Glass & Advanced Window Navigation||Yes|
|Windows Touch (Multi-Touch and Handwriting Support||Yes|
|Create a Homegroup||Yes|
|Windows Media Center||Yes|
|DVD Video Playback and authoring||Yes|
|Location Aware Printing||Yes|
|Domain Join & Group Policy Controls||Yes|
|Encryting File System||Yes|
|Remote Desktop Host||Yes|
|Advance Back-up (network & Group Policy)||Yes|
|BitLocker & BitLocker ToGo||No|
|MUI Language Packs||No|
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Purchasing Windows will include the DVD for installation, and the code which is a sticker for your case if necessary.
The Licence Key ID is on a 'sticker' that is attached to the cardboard 'wallet'. Microsoft ask that you remove the sticker and put it on you computer as a sort of identity check...you'll also have the licence key actually on your computer, so you can't lose it.
You can find out on the manufacturer's website whether your motherboard is compatible with windows 7
The way I move to different versions of an operating system is....
1. Buy a 'full' version of the new operating system not an 'update' version.
2. Ensure that I have the installation files [and any necessary licence keys] for ALL of the applications software that are used.
This includes Office products and 'third party' software' such as MotherBoard [etc] Drivers, VLC, SpyBot Search & Destroy, McAfee, Printer software, Scanner spoftware, soundcard drivers, Media player software etc, etc.
If you do not have these, you will not be able to do what I'm about to suggest....so don't go any further.
3. Move any personal data [folders, files, etc] off your Operating System disk [C: drive]. As a rule I keep no personal data on my C: drive.
4. Buy a new hard drive - 320 or 500 Gb should be plenty big enough assuming it's reserved purely for the Operating System.
5.Turn Off you computer [If you need to be told about earthing yourself before fiddling about inside the computer's case - you should not be doing this]. Remove the current C: drive and put it in an anti-static bag.
6.Put the new hard drive in the computer and build the new operating system on that disk. Don't forget the Motherboard [etc] Drivers and all of the application and third party software, etc.etc.
If it works...fine.
If it fails or gets screwed up...you've still got your original C: drive.
as well as most of the components for my build - my first build!
Very pleased with Scan service thus far
My PC build will not have an internal CD/DVD drive in the case.
Can I load the OS from the DVD I got from Scan from an external CD/DVD drive via a USB port?
I hope that is clear.
Yes you would be able to use an external USB drive to install it.
Enjoy your build :)