Designed for people who want it all
Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business features of Professional, including using many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.1 For added security, you can encrypt your data with BitLocker and BitLocker-To-Go. And for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages at any time. Get it all with Windows 7 Ultimate.
Easier to use
Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
Jump Lists put the documents you want handy and the ones you’ve used recently just a couple clicks away.
Find virtually anything on your PC – from documents to songs to email – just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
Windows 7 gives you new ways to personalize your computer’s desktop with a look and feel that suits who you are. There is a selection of themes and wallpapers that range from peaceful landscapes to colorful characters.
Desktop slide show displays a rotating series of pictures. You can select to use your great photos or ours.
You can customize any aspect of a theme – sounds, color, backgrounds or screensavers at any time.
Designed to make your PC start up, shut down and respond faster.
Connecting to wireless networks is fast and easy.
Work Anywhere Easier
Automatically connect to your preferred network printer with location-aware printing.
Making presentations is simpler with special one-click settings for presentations.
Greater compatibility and Windows XP Mode helps preserve your investment in programs designed for Windows XP.
HomeGroup connects PCs with Windows 7 together on a network, so you can easily share files and printers among them.
Finding and connecting to wireless networks is easier.
Windows 7 is designed to make laptops sleep and resume from sleep faster.
Work More Securely
Keep your work automatically backed-up to external hard drives or DVDs in case your laptop is lost, stolen, or damaged.
Restore previous versions of files that have been inadvertently changed or deleted.
File encryption helps keep confidential information private on PCs that are shared by multiple people.
Pull Your Stuff Together with the Cloud
Get free online storage for your files, photos and videos with Windows Live SkyDrive.
Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.2
Get the best web built in with Internet Explorer 9
High-definition videos are smooth, graphics are clear, colors are true and websites load faster and are responsive like never before.
Pin websites to the taskbar and get to them in one click.
Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
Edit and Share Photos
with Windows Live Photo Gallery
Import photos from your camera, organize them into albums and tag people with face recognition.
Easy to use editing tools make it simple to clean up photos, remove blemishes, fix red eye and more.
Use Photo Fuse to combine the best parts of multiple photos into the perfect shot.
Create stunning panoramas by combining a series of single photos.
Make Movies Easily
with Windows Live Movie Maker
Quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies with AutoMovie.
Add special effects, transitions, sound and captions.
Create a DVD or post your movies to YouTube, Facebook and more right from Movie Maker.
Relax a little
Watch, pause rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center.3
Watch TV programs on-demand from the Internet and stream movies directly from Netflix.4
Don’t forget… Microsoft Office is not part of Microsoft Windows.
Purchase Office 2010 to use full-featured versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook on your new PC.
1 Windows XP Mode runs only on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. If not pre-installed, it can be downloaded free from Microsoft.
2 Windows Live Messenger video chat requires a webcam, a microphone, speakers or a headset, and high-speed Internet access.
3 For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required.
4 Requires Netflix membership.
Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files—like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews—to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest, most powerful processors. Great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible.
Build a Windows 7 Ultimate system, and explore all the great features today!
Help Prevent Theft or Loss of Data
Use BitLocker and BitLocker To Go to better protect your valuable files – even on removable drives like USB devices.
Windows XP Mode
Run many existing productivity and business programs designed for Windows XP – additional necessary software is available for download, free-of-charge from Microsoft.
Save Time and Money Resolving IT Issues
Take advantage of the powerful diagnostics and troubleshooters built into Action Center to resolve many computer problems on your own.
Interact with any Compatible Device Connected to Your Computer
Device Stage makes connecting and working with devices easier than ever with a single interface to manage devices and run common tasks. Plus, the new Devices and Printers folder shows you everything connected to your PC, making it a handy way to check on a printer, music player, camera, mouse, or digital picture frame (just to name a few).
Connect Multiple PCs, with or without a Server
Use Domain Join to connect PCs quickly and more securely to your wired or wireless domain network.
Automatically Back up Your Files
Protect your data from user error, hardware failure, and other problems. You can back up your files to an external hard drive, secondary hard drive, writable CD or DVD, or to a network location.
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
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
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.