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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

by Microsoft Software
Windows 7 / Vista
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (includes 32 & 64-bit Versions) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music--you can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV
  • 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
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
  • This product includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for a single computer
  • Simplify everyday tasks by finding something instantly, comparing documents side-by-side, or opening your favorite file in just two clicks
  • Watch Internet TV; pause, rewind, and record TV, movies, and other video content; or use Touch to interact with your PC in new ways

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1


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Product Description

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Upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium. Do you use your PC for work, run Windows XP programs, or require enhanced security? Consider Windows 7 Professional.

Windows 7 is designed to make your PC simpler--to be more reliable, more responsive and to make the things you do every day on your PC easier. Click to enlarge.

Upgrade to Windows 7

All editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista qualify you to upgrade.

1. Choose your edition of Windows 7
Explore key features and choose the edition that's best for you. Be sure to check the expanded list of extended features in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate. System requirements vary for each edition of Windows 7 because some features might require special hardware.

2. See if your PC has what it takes to run Windows 7
In general, if your PC can run Windows Vista it can run Windows 7. To make sure, download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to do a quick check. If you want certain features, such as HomeGroup or Windows Media Center, check to see if your PC has the hardware that's needed.

3. Check which operating system your PC is currently running
How you make the move to Windows 7 depends on your current operating system.

  • Windows Vista
    The transition to Windows 7 should be pretty smooth, although you may need to update your system to the latest service pack first.

  • Windows XP (or any other operating system)
    We recommend that you experience Windows 7 on a new PC. While we don't recommend it, you can opt to upgrade your current PC from Windows XP or another operating system to Windows 7. We recommend that you get help with this process from your local computer service provider. You'll need to back up your current files and settings, perform a custom (clean) installation, and then reinstall your files, settings, and programs.

More work, more play, and more of everything in between. Click to enlarge.

Manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows. Click to enlarge.

With Snap you can arrange two windows side-by-side just by dragging them to opposite sides of your screen. Click to enlarge.

Open files you use regularly in just two clicks with Jump Lists on the improved taskbar.

The best entertainment experience on your PC

Easiest Windows to use ever

  • 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.
  • Setting up a home network and connecting to printers and devices is easier than ever.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium supports the latest hardware and software.

It's faster

  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory.
  • Connecting to wireless networks is fast and easy.

Best PC entertainment experience

  • Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center.
  • Blu-ray read/write support for data files.
  • Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs.
  • Offers large screen support.

Simplifies Everyday Tasks

Simple to use

Preview
Manage lots of open programs, documents, and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows.

Pin
Open files and get around your PC faster with the improved taskbar. You can easily pin programs you use often to the taskbar and launch them in just one click.

Windows 7 lets you peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop. Click to enlarge.

Instantly locate and open virtually any file on your PC right from the Start menu with Windows Search. Click to enlarge.

Jump Lists
Open files you use regularly in just two clicks with Jump Lists on the improved taskbar.

Snap
Windows 7 has simple new ways to manage open windows. For example, with Snap you can arrange two windows side-by-side just by dragging them to opposite sides of your screen.

Peek and Shake
Windows 7 lets you peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop.

Windows Search
Instantly locate and open virtually any file on your PC, from documents to emails to songs, right from the Start menu, with Windows Search.

Easy to connect

Setting up wireless connections is easier with consistent, one-click connections to available networks. Click to enlarge.

Enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home PC when you're away from home with remote media streaming. Click to enlarge.

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

Wireless 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.

HomeGroup
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.

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

Turn your PC into a TV with Windows Media Center, and enjoy your favorite videos and music with Windows Media Player. Click to enlarge.

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.

Manage Backup and Restore and other features through Action Center. Click to enlarge.

Search, organize, and edit files across a network in the same way you would a single folder.Click to enlarge.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars O M G really? Dec 22 2010
I rarely, very rarely, take time to make negative reviews. I usually find positive in many things. I will add positives to this review in the spirit of optimism.

Before I bought this product, I ran the Compatibility application on the Windows 7 website. All was great, except a couple games I have that really were expendable. So I said, ok, it's compatible - trash the little older games and let's get a faster running windows!
Then I bought it, and it was GREAT at first! Faster, cleaner, more user friendly (although I am not a novice at computers, so user friendly wasn't a big deal), and up to date so it's more secure for now. The install was glitchy only in a couple parts, and it was surprisingly fast. I was pleased! I told everyone how happy I was, how surprised..
Oh look.. my sound card is no longer compatible. What the? I did the test, it was compatible. So I got another one for a usual price and shut up. SO what, just a little spending right?
Fast forward about a month.
Your video card is not compatible with windows 7. What's that??? It was when I did the test, and it was for a month or so.. why all of a sudden? Blue Screens of Death, daily at least. The Action Center flag sat annoyingly each day in my system tray teasing me to update drivers and do Windows Update. Thing is, everything was up to date. I did HOURS even DAYS of research on how to fix this. Turns out it's a known issue and some non related to windows companies would help you for a fee. I didn't do this, of course, because it's terribly fishy getting third party patches. I would get it stable here and there and be able to work on my computer, play, and read/write emails. So daily I could play my beloved World of Warcraft and email clients and work on art etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beats Vista June 9 2010
Glad I upgraded,so far so good.Was having too many problems with Vista missing files etc.Has many good useful features and appears to be much more stable.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Includes 32-bit & 64-bit versions June 26 2009
By D G
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Since I saw someone else wondering about this I figured I'd mention it, Windows 7, unlike Windows Vista includes both versions (32-bit & 64-bit on the same DVD) so you don't have to worry about getting stuck with the wrong version.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade June 26 2009
I've been using 7 as my main OS on my laptop since the Release Candidate and I have not had any trouble--the installation was as smooth and quick as it can be and it worked right out of the box--no extra driver installation necessary. For $65, it is definitely worth the upgrade!

To some extent, Windows 7 is to Vista what XP is to ME.
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As above Have been building own computers since DOS Like Microsoft a lot
Have an intention tremor so Tablets etc not my cup of tea!!
Nevertheless Microsoft have produced great programs and have taught me a lot
With many Thanks -don't stop now!
George
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4.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Windows 7 April 17 2013
Verified Purchase
This Windows upgrade is a good step forward from previous versions but is expensive is Windows is going to do this on a yearly basis
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ze Windows Jan. 7 2013
Verified Purchase
This has been the Best OS in a while from microsoft. Work as expected and is steady and solid.

A must for PC owner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Less bloated then vista. Jan. 5 2013
By RIP TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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For $50 during the inital pre-order from Microsoft for Windows 7 was a great way for them to make up for the semi-debacle that Windows Vista was. I had no real major issue with Vista other then is was a resource hog, and though this is just an upgrade it got about a 12-13% performance increase with this upgrade on my system with the Vista bloat still underneath it all. Great buy at the time.
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Most recent customer reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Some better, some no better than Vista....
Annoyed it wouldn't upgrade to the 64 bit, still crap. Sadly no guarantee Linux will run on machine.
Ahhhh, better enough than Vista, but not better than 3.11 or 98. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Golok Z Buday
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid OS
Definitely the most stable Windows operating system since Windows XP, but with support for modern hardware and software. Read more
Published 22 months ago by BlueHeron
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
I prepurched this before it was released and got a great price on it for that reason. Aside from the fact that I have to install it as an upgrade as opposed to a stand alone... Read more
Published on March 1 2012 by patagaway
5.0 out of 5 stars OK because I a slave to MS Windows
Great for legacy programs. I am running a Windows accounting program from 1998 and it still works in legacy mode. Read more
Published on May 13 2011 by Pten
5.0 out of 5 stars WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE
REALY LIKE THE WINDOWS 7 FROM VISTA, GETTING USE TO IT SLOWLY,
LOVE THE SNAP FEATURE , HAVE DUAL 24" MONITORS & SOME DAYS I HAVE 8 PAGES UP AT THE SAME TIME SWITCHING DETAIL... Read more
Published on March 5 2011 by TRACKMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade now! (unless...)
Windows 7 is in every way "worth it", so go ahead and make the upgrade (from XP and Vista)

Buy it?: Yes.

UNLESS, you like to record with a microphone. Read more
Published on April 16 2010 by Gabriel L'heureux
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware - Disappointed by Backward Steps
I use Windows Media Center (WMC) to record and play Digital HD television on my PC. Note that under Windows 7 WMC does not support the reception of digital tv (ATSC) in Canada. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2010 by James S.
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