Windows 7 Professional includes all the Home Premium features you love and the business features your work demands. Connect to company networks easily and more securely and share files across the various PCs in your home. In addition, you can run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode and recover your data easily with automatic back-ups to your home or business network.
Processor (32-bit): 1 GHz or faster (x86) Hard Disk: 16 GB Memory: 1 GB RAM Optical Drive: DVD/CD authoring requires Others: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver For some Windows Media Center functionality, a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required. Windows Touch and Windows Tablet require specific hardware HomeGroup requires a network and PCs with Windows 7 Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel-VT or AMD-V turned on Music and sound require audio output Internet access required to use certain features
Run many existing Windows XP applications: Use 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. Use BitLocker to better protect your files: Help prevent theft or loss of data: Use BitLocker and BitLocker To Go to better protect your valuable files even on removable drives such as USB devices. Recover your data with automatic backup: 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.