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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional [Old Version]

Platform : Windows 7
173 customer reviews

Price: $459.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network, connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely
  • Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation; This is the Retail version of the software
  • Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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. Need to use multiple languages on your PC or help protect your data with enhanced BitLocker security? Get Windows 7 Ultimate.

Easy to connectWireless setup

With Windows 7, setting up wireless connections is easier with consistent, one-click connections to available networks, whether those networks are based on Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, dial-up, or corporate VPN.

Connect Windows 7 PCs on a home network in just four clicks and easily get to the photos, music, and files on each one--even share printers--with HomeGroup.

Easy to browse the web

Internet Explorer 8
Visual search helps you quickly find the information you want by adding visual cues and previews to search results from top search providers including Live Search, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Amazon, and others.

Internet Explorer 8
Use Web slices to conveniently keep up with changes on frequently updated websites, like eBay auctions or traffic sites, directly from the IE8 toolbar.

Easy to communicate and share

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery makes share your photos to your favorite photo site easy.

Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail makes managing multiple email accounts easy.

Windows Live Family Safety
Keep your child safe by managing what sites they can visit and who they can send/receive emails and im communications from.

Note: Windows Live components need to be downloaded separately.

Works The Way You Want

Faster and More Reliable

Resume from sleep
We designed Windows 7 to help PCs sleep and resume from sleep more quickly by improving the way Windows 7 manages drivers, programs, and power.

Faster and more reliable
We reduced the amount of memory your PC needs for open windows and to execute commands to help it be more responsive to commands.

Fewer clicks and less interruptions

Makes New Things Possible

Media on your terms

Windows Media Center
Turn your PC into a TV with Windows Media Center.

Windows Media Center
Watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV.

DirectX 11
DirectX 11 technology delivers breathtaking game graphics so real, it's unreal.

New ways to engage

Windows Touch
Windows Touch makes PCs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use.

Media on your terms

Windows Media Player
More and more consumer electronics, from TVs to digital photo frames, can be connected to home networks. With Play To in Windows 7, you'll be able to easily send music, photos, videos from your PC to a networked device throughout your home.

You can enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home PC when you're away from home with remote media streaming.

Work anywhere

Location Aware Printing
Windows 7 will automatically pick the right printer for you when you move from home to work networks.

Work anywhere with less effort.

  • Get connected in three clicks wherever there's a wireless network connection.
  • Keep documents on your PC and on network servers in sync automatically.
  • Your PC will automatically use the printer you prefer for whatever network you're on.
  • Simplify making presentations special settings that keep your PC from sleeping and turn off messages, notifications, and screen savers.
  • Instantly locate virtually any file, email, or document on your PC just by typing a word or two.
  • Get around your PC faster with the improved taskbar.
  • Open programs you use regularly in one click and files you use regularly in just two.
  • Manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows.
  • Manage multiple email accounts, including Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo! Mail Plus, all in one place with one simple program.
  • Get to the files, photos, and music on any PC with Windows 7 in the house from any other.
  • Print to any printer in the house from any PC with Windows 7 in the house.

Safeguard your hard work.

  • Advanced Backup and Restore makes it easier to keep your work safely backed up to external or network drives and accessible if you need it.
  • File encryption helps keep proprietary and confidential information on a PC secure if it is lost or stolen.
  • Preserve your investment in programs designed for Windows XP with Windows XP Mode.
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8 helps keep your PC safer from malware and you safer from fraudulent websites designed to fool you into divulging private information.
  • Easily add your PC to a secured, managed, network with domain join capabilities.
  • Group policy controls help administrators more easily and effectively manage the security and configuration of multiple PCs.

Choose the Windows 7 Edition That Is Best For You


Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Ultimate

Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation.
Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.
Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8.
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC.
Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.
Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.  
Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.  
In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network.  
Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker.    
Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages.    

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.2 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: FQC-00129
  • Date first available at June 25, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,745 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

158 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Ed TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 22, 2009
Here comes Windows 7, nearly three years after Windows Vista and eight years after Windows XP. By most accounts, Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Do we finally have a worthy successor to XP?

- Fast startup and performance
- Stable
- Nice aesthetic and functional changes to the desktop
- Improved networking, power management & security
- 32-bit & 64-bit versions included
- Windows Media Center
- Windows XP Mode

- User Account Control still annoying
- Upgrade can be challenging
- Expensive

There are only two Microsoft operating systems I've personally skipped since DOS 6.x-- Windows ME and Windows Vista. Windows ME was so terrible that PC World coined it the "Mistake Edition." Vista, when initially released, was considered to be bloated, relying on higher hardware requirements than XP, while being outperformed by XP on identical hardware. With Microsoft fast-tracking Windows 7, I decided to skip Vista altogether and upgrade to 7. This review briefly touches upon some of the key features and enhancements of Microsoft's latest OS.

One of the welcome enhancements Microsoft made was start-up time. The shutdown time has been improved as well. Also, in my non-benchmarked experience, Windows 7 has been at least as fast as XP if not faster. The kernel changes and ability to run the 64-bit version probably has a lot to do with that. Most benchmarks from around the Internet seem to support my observations.

I am elated to finally upgrade to a 64-bit operating system in order to take advantage of more memory support and modern processors.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Roger J. Buffington TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 2, 2009
Microsoft clearly understood that it was "betting the bank" on Windows 7. This is evident from the fact that installation of Windows 7 Professional is trouble-free, and the OS is attractive, easy to figure out, and easy to configure. It has quickly become a cliche' that Windows 7 is what Vista should have been, but it is also true. In my installation all of my hardware peripherals (3 printers, a fax, a scanner, and numerous external hard disk drives) installed instantly and easily. Only one of my printers required me to log onto Hewlett-Packard's website, and right there was a Windows 7 64 bit driver waiting for me. This is one day after Windows 7 was released to the public -- Microsoft clearly worked closely with hardware developers to ensure that everything was ready to go. Installation of all hardware went without a hiccup. In fact, most times when you plug a device into a USB port, Win 7 automatically finds the necessary drivers and simply installs the device.

One caveat -- XP users must do a "clean install" from XP to Win 7. This essentially means that if you skipped Vista (as many did) you will have to install Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. I did this, and it was about a two hour exercise getting everything set up the way I wanted again after installing Windows 7 64 bit.


The "look and feel" of Windows 7 is better than either Vista or Windows XP. Unlike Vista, users of XP will have no difficulty finding the screens and menus they are looking for. The new taskbar in Windows 7 is very sharp. The user can "pin" any program to the taskbar for easy access.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Winter TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 1, 2009
This is the full version of Windows 7 Professional, so chances are you're looking at it because you are building a new computer and plan on putting this on it. If you're wanting to upgrade your old XP or Vista computer and start from scratch, it's not like the old days where you could only format by using a full version. Save yourself some money and purchase the upgrade version: it will still offer you the ability to do a "clean" install and jettison the old Windows baggage.

I HIGHLY recommend you stop by Microsoft's website and look the different versions over to confirm you have the right one. If you're running a computer old enough that you're upgrading from Windows 98 or Windows 2000, I don't recommend it: your performance will drop and you'll see compatibility problems, some of which may be major. If this is the case, stop by, grab their "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor", and run it first.

That said, Windows 7 Home Premium is probably the best bet for the average home user. Unlike XP Home, which made basic things like networking a pain, or Vista Home, which really seemed to only be missing some eye candy, 7 Home Premium truly is aimed at the everyday consumer. Professional is going to be more suited to a corporate environment, or if you are an individual, you will probably want Professional for a personal machine that you regularly use to interact with a workplace.

Pro gives you:
1) complex networking made simpler (for example, connecting to AD domains and/or interacting with your workplace/corporate networks)
2) "XP Mode" - which runs a program within a virtual version of XP.
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