The versions of Windows 7 will be six. Some issues will be devoted solely to specific tasks and not the mass market.

The full range of  Windows 7 editions is the following, we emphasize the other end of the market in which they are addressed:

  • Windows 7 Starter Edition - OEM new PC and NetBooks
  • Windows 7 Home Basic - OEM, for emerging markets
  • Windows 7 Home Premium - Trade in detail and new PC
  • Windows 7 Professional - Trade in detail and new PC
  • Windows 7 Enterprise - Enterprise and collective licensing
  • Windows 7 Ultimate - retail trade, limited availability, no collective licensing

Windows 7 Versions

Each version has several distinctive features, so that each can meet the needs of each user. According to Microsoft, then the versions that look is over, a strategy that had led to confusion for users.

Another good news was announced to users of Windows XP, which will now migrate to Windows 7 at preferential prices. "Consumers can buy the upgrade version and update their license to move from XP to Windows 7, but they will be forced to make a full installation of Windows 7."

The update will also be available for users of Vista, even though in this case, you can store applications and files without losing information. Obviously, you can not update a 32-bit version to another in 64 bits.

Looking at the list of editions, we can notice the absence of a version specially designed for NetBook, a range of PCs that is booming. Integrators will, therefore, to choose between two versions, Starter Edition and Home Basic. Microsoft remains very much against the prices and availability dates.