If you are considering a Windows 7 upgrade, read this free lesson first to understand how to upgrade successfully.
Now that you have explored what Windows 7 has to offer, we can help you understand what's involved in moving to this operating system.
In this lesson, we will review the various versions of Windows 7 and the system requirements for running the operating system. We will discuss the process of upgrading and any considerations you need to be aware of before switching to Windows 7.
Note: Windows 10 was released in July 2015. Since it uses the same system requirements as Windows 7, you might consider upgrading to Windows 10 instead. Visit our Windows 10 tutorial to learn more.
The major upgrade versions of Windows 7 are Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate. Home Premium is the most popular version of Windows 7 and will likely suit the needs of most users. The Professional version may appeal to owners of small to medium-sized businesses because it has extras like Windows XP mode and networking backup features. Ultimate is the most powerful version, with added security features like Bitlocker and the flexibility of use in 35 languages.
Major upgrade versions