Difference Between Windows 7 Versions

Microsoft Windows was launched on July 22, 2009 along with its 6 versions. It helped Microsoft’s sinking boat to recover losses occurred after Windows Vista launch. Similar to its older versions Windows 7 as mentioned above have different 6 versions with different capabilities and reach namely:

  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Many times we gets confused when choosing between Windows 7 different versions. Most of people prefer Ultimate or Professional without any knowledge for what they are paying. In this story we going to tell you to how to choose best Windows 7 build according to your needs. Lets’ Discuss Windows 7 versions:

Windows 7 Starter

Microsoft made this version just for small notebook PCs, and is only available through the OEM channel on the new PCs limited to the specific types of hardware. The Windows 7 Starter edition does not have many required features and it also not allow automatic network based backups. Other features that are missing – Media Center, Sticky Notes, Snipping Tool.

Windows 7 Home Basic

This edition of Windows 7 allows you to enjoy more multimedia entertainment on your PC. Its only available in emerging market only like india, China, etc. Windows 7 Home Basic also allows to manage your network in better way and also have advanced networking support along with Mobility center support.

Windows 7 Home Premium

Most of the Time your new PC or Laptop have it preinstalled. It have most of the features for home users. Its the only single version which is offered to consumers. It include all features in above Editions and in addition you gets Windows Aero Theme. But it doesn’t support Windows XP mode, Windows Domain, Automatic Backup, BitLocker, and multi-language.

Windows 7 Professional

This edition is mainly for Businesses and have similar features to Home Premium except some security and connectivity features. It have Windows XP Mode, back up your computer over a network and ability of Remote desktop connection. It is available to Retail users only. It lacks features like Direct Access, Different Language Packs,  App Locker, etc.

Windows 7 Enterprise/Ultimate

It available only via Microsoft Software Assurance Licensing. Both Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate have same features but name is changed when working place. If it’s used in corporate environment, its called the Enterprise edition and on personal computers it called Ultimate. It has all features in mentioned in above Editions and along with it includes BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, AppLocker, BranchCache, DirectAccess, MUI, etc.

For more clearance we are inserting table below which will help you to better understand different versions of Windows:

windows 7 versions

We hope we have cleared some of your questions, if not drop comment below , we will answer your queries.

What is Firewall and How it Helps You?

The term “fire wall” originally meant, fireproof  wall which prevents the fire from entering  one place to another. The Internet is a very unsafe environment when viewed from a computer-security perspective. Firewall provides you Network security.

A firewall is a software program or piece of hardware that helps screen out hackers, virus, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet and steal your important data. Firewall checks every data packet and if it is harmful for the PC, it blocks that particular data packet. Now a days Firewall is necessary for every PC. It helps us in various ways -

  • If you use a computer at home, the most effective and important first step you can take to help protect your computer is to turn on a firewall.
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP SP2 or higher have a firewall built-in and turned on by default.
  • If you have more than one computer connected in the home, or if you have a small-office network, it is important to protect every computer. You should have a hardware firewall (such as a router) to protect your network. You should also use a software firewall on each computer to help prevent the spread of a virus in your network if one of the computers becomes infected.
  • If your computer is a part of a business, school, or other organizational network, you should follow the policies established by the network administrator.

How To Install New RAM In Your Laptop?

Here we are telling you how to install RAM in your Laptop. Many times people get stuck during installation of new memory stick or RAM in Laptops but now you can install it by simply following the steps below. You don’t need to have any technician’s skill. Before heading to it, it is recommended that you read the user manual that comes with your computer for specific procedures that may be required. If User Manual is not there, then your laptop manufacturer’s website should have one available for download in PDF format.

So if you read and checked or performed all mentioned steps in your device’s user guide and still can’t get anything then follow these steps:

  1. First of all you need to turn off the computer and remove all power cords from the computer system.
  2. Remove back cover and then pull out battery.
  3. Wait for some time if your Laptop was running earlier (to cool it down).
  4. Most of laptops require X- shaped screwdriver to open most of its components. So to open up your laptop parts use X screwdriver and dissemble body parts until you don’t find or locate the memory module slot cover.
  5. If replacing or upgrading an existing memory module, remove the memory modules by undoing module clamps and gently lifting the edge of the module to a 45-degree angle and then pulling the module out of the slot.
  6. Align the notch of the memory module with that of the memory slot and gently insert the module into the slot at a 45-degree angle.
  7. Replace the memory compartment cover and lock it down with the screw.
  8. Now assemble all parts as you disassembled them.

Finally boot your laptop and check your RAM. We are sure if you fixed them in right way you will find updated RAM information in your Control Panel.

If you have any other recommendations and difficulties and any other types of queries please drop us a comment.

What is All in One Desktop?

All in One Computers are desktop computers which are packed with all components of a computer in the same case as the monitor. These PC’s are more portable than other desktop PCs and many have been built with carrying handles integrated into the case. They can simply be unplugged and transported to a new location. Apple has manufactured several all in one computers such as the original Macintosh of the mid-1980s and the iMac of the late 1990s and 2000s.

Like laptops All in One computers also lack the ability of upgradability or hardware customization as internal hardware is often placed in the back of the visual display unit. As it is very difficult to open the VDU, we have made a collection of the latest all in one computers for you. Have a look at these products listed below -

Dell XPS One 27-inch

Dell XPS One 27-inch - All in One DesktopDell has taken a spectacular 27-inch display and pieced together an amazing all-in-one system around it. The screen itself offers an amazing 2560×2440 native resolution that gives it an amazing level of detail and excellent color. Add to this some solid performance in the form of Core i7 quad core desktop processor, 2TB hard drive with 32GB SSD Cache, GeForce GT 640M graphics and Blu-ray drive and this system can do just about anything and do it very well.

Acer All-In-One AZ5771-UR31P 23-inch

Acer All-In-One AZ5771-UR31P 23-inch Desktop
The Acer All-In-One AZ5771 may still be a bit much for some but it is one of the best overall, thanks to the features packed into the system for its price. For one, there are very few 23-inch all-in-ones that can be found in this price range. It even features a very responsive multitouch display panel. Too bad they don’t really include much software to take advantage of the touchscreen but Windows 8 is due to be released in several months. It does use a desktop class Core i3 processor which makes it alright but not one of the more powerful ones in the market. Acer also packs this with too much software which can impact the performance.

Sony VAIO SVL24112FX 24-inch

Sony VAIO SVL24112FX 24-inch All in One DesktopAll-in-ones with media features make excellent options for those with little space who want a PC and a media center. Sony’s VAIO SVL24112FX excels when it comes to media features. The 24-inch display fully supports 1080p video and is even a capacitive touchscreen. The system comes with an HDTV tuner built in and also a Blu-ray drive. The best part is that the system can be used as a media center for TV without the need for the PC to be running which most can’t do.

Google Announces Samsung’s New Chromebook For $249

Google Announced its latest laptop based on Chrome OS Samsung Chromebook for $249. It is of 11.6-inch, fanless  ARM based laptop. This new Chromebook is very thin around 0.8 inches and weighs around 2.43 pounds. The specialty of the Chromebook is its boot time – it only takes 10 seconds to boot. It can play 1080p HD videos without any lag. Google is giving 100GB of free space on Google Drive to better integrate it with web services.

Samsung Chromebook is also packed with dual-core A15-based processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in flash storage, it also include WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth for connectivity. Other specs include a 1366 x 768 native screen resolution, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 socket, combo headphone / mic jack, an SD card slot and a “full-size” Chrome keyboard. Its battery backup is about 6.4 hours after full charge which is quite good. You’ll be able to order it from next week for $249.

Consumers will be able to easily use all their favorite Google apps seamlessly through this device. Pinchai says that Google worked hard to make sure that everything that you need was all just one-click away. Whether you need Gmail, Google Drive, Play, Google+ Hangouts, etc., it’s available to you.

So here’s one more announcement from Google but do you really need Chromebook.

Google hinted nothing about October 29 event which is based on Android. We will let you know about news so stay connected with us.

Samsung Unveils New Breed Of Windows 8 Ultrabooks, Tablets

Every manufacturer is now looking for Windows 8 as its official release is near, even you can now pre-order windows 8 for upgrade. Samsung shows off their new breed of Windows 8 Ultrabooks and Tablets in New York. Samsung America consumer electronics head, Tim Baxter, says:

Tablets and smartphones are ushering in a new era of computing mobility. New categories will arise as a result of this.

Samsung’s Windows 8 Ultrabook lineup begins with Series 5 Ultra Touch which is starting from $809.99 for core i3 processor while 13.3-inch Series 5 Ultra Touch, which boasts a touch screen with Intel Core i5 edition will cost $860. Check out table below for more information on other products that Samsung showed off today:

Samsung ATIV Smart PCs (hybrid laptop/tablets)

ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T — $1,200
ATIV Smart PC 500T — $750 (with keyboard) / $650 (without keyboard)

Samsung Mobile PCs (laptops)

Series 9 Premium Ultrabook — $1,400 (15 inch), $1,300 (13 inch)
Series 7 Notebook — $1,100 (15 inch)
Series 5 Ultra Touch (13.3-inch touch screen laptop) — $860 (Core i5), $810 (Core i3)
Series 3 Notebook — $450 – $900 depending on configuration

Samsung All-in-One PCs (desktops)

Series 7 All-in-One — $1,700 (27 inch); $1100 (23.6 inch)
Series 5 All-in-One — $800 (21.5 inch)

Readers if you are waiting for Windows 8 machines then add these devices to your list as they’re powered with powerful hardware and software as we know (Windows 8).

So how many of you are going to upgrade their machines to Windows 8?