- Platform: Windows 7 / Vista
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Full Version (PC DVD), 1 User
- Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions) lets you run Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode, 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
- 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
- UK English
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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.
32-bit or 64-bit? For your convenience, every copy of Windows 7 Professional includes both 32-bit and 64-bit discs.
For more information on installing Windows 7, browsing the internet with Windows 7 and more, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or join Microsoft help on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MicrosoftHelps.
Is Windows 7 Professional right for you? Be sure with our Windows 7 comparison chart.
Please note that Microsoft have recently made a number of changes to the European release of Microsoft Windows 7. Please be aware that while this is subject to change, the latest information that Amazon has is:
- This version of Windows 7 ships as a full edition, suitable for both new Windows users and Windows Vista users looking to upgrade. Although a ‘clean install’ is not essential for existing Windows Vista users, this is recommended by Microsoft UK.
- All editions of Windows 7 will now include the Internet Explorer 8 web browser as standard.
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.
Work Anywhere Easier
Easiest Windows to use ever
- Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump Lists and Snap
- Customise Windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs
- Easy to network (with or without a server)
- Back up your complete system over a network
Faster and more flexible
- Windows XP Mode gives you the business flexibility you need
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker
- Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory
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
Simplifies Everyday Tasks
Simple to use
Manage lots of open programs, documents and browser windows easily with thumbnail and full-screen previews of open windows.
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.
Open files you use regularly in just two clicks with Jump Lists on the improved taskbar.
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.
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.
Windows Touch makes PCs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use. Click to enlarge.
Turn your PC into a TV with Windows Media Center, and enjoy your favorite videos and music with Windows Media Player. Click to enlarge.
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 shared 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.
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
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 technology delivers breathtaking game graphics so real, it's unreal.
New ways to engage
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 and 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.
Location Aware Printing
Windows 7 will automatically pick the right printer for you when you move from home to work networks.
Top Customer Reviews
It works with all my hardware designed for Windows XP, but you may need to get relavent Windows 7 drivers from the hardware manufacturers websites to use these with Windows 7.
This version of Windows 7 has XP mode (which you need to down load from Microsofts website) and is basically an emulator running on Windows 7.
Although XP mode can run XP software, it can't see and use more than 2 cores on a multi core processor so isn't as fast as original XP which can see and use as many cores as the processor has.... that is very annoying as Microsoft never told any one this..... if you want ultimate speed on XP, set your PC for dual boot so you can use either on boot up.
From my experience I can use around 90% of the software designed to run in Windows NT, 2000 and XP directly on Windows 7 without the need for XP mode.
If you have a multicore processor install 64 bit version as its faster than 32 bit version and it can run 32 bit software.
Windows 7 Professional is the only version which will be supported until Jan 2019, all the other versions of Windows 7 will stop getting support from microsoft in 2014..... if you want to use your OS for a long time get this version as it has all the features of others (except Ultimate) and it will be around for along time.
Its a huge pity you can't get/use Norton Partition manager on this as the one Windows 7 has isn't that good, Norton Ghost up to version 12 will not work with Windows 7, Earlier versions of PC Anywhere will not work with Windows 7 so beware of it when upgrading.Read more ›
The 64 bit option installed on a four and a half year old laptop (HP Pavilion zd8000 series) without hitch - well, not quite, I discovered that the lappy's audio chipset didn't yet have a W7 compatible driver and I had to start the install again with the 32 bit version. So far, with the 32 bit version, all has been well. All legacy applications seem to work, including some pretty ancient DOS based ones.
I was using XP Pro before this - I avoided the Vista trap, thank goodness - and the transition between the operating systems was easy.
I've been an IT user/configurer/builder since the late 1970's and this change of OS was just the next one in a long line. No regrets, ho hassle. It just works.
All I need to do now is pluck up the courage to free up some disk space by deleting the back-up Windows.old directory.
I really like the interface, although the tranparency of the window title bars is a bit of a trap at times when trying to select one of the many that I might have open on the desktop. I like the ability to hover over the taskbar icons to see what's there and access the one sub-window of an application I need, almost straight away. It is very useful when working between several docs or spreadsheets.
One of the better releases that MS have made over the past couple of decades.
Product was late arriving and seller had to be contacted.
Wasnt installed immediately when it finally arrived as awaiting suitable opportunity in time.
Installation etc ok but message concerning illegal software started appearing.
Contact with MS has resulted in us having to pay again for product directly from them at this time.
Seller has not responded to 2 email requests regarding the product.
Buyer beware! FESALESUK are, in our experience, passing along illegal software.
I am currently using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit, full version. This is the final retail version as it will be shipped and to date I have had no major issues with the software whatsoever.
The Operating System runs smoothly, looks a lot cleaner and clearer than previous versions of Windows that I have used. I tried Vista but found it too unstable for my liking. I have performed a clean install on my Laptop and I am very pleased with the hardware support it provides.
My Laptop has 2gb RAM, 256mb nVidia GeForce Go 7400 and 1.83Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. The feature of Windows 7 that stands out the most to me is the excellent multiple monitor support. Firstly my graphics card is non standard and requires Windows Update recommended drivers which are not Official drivers from nVidia but work perfectly. When I had originally tried Windows Vista I had no dual screen support and due to driver issues I was frequently presented with Blue Screens, as for Windows 7 to date I have been using it for over a week now and it hasn't failed yet.
My Graphics card was the only peice of hardware that required a driver download the rest including a 15 in 1 Card reader, Connexant HD Audio, Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Intel PROSet Wireless all worked perfectly on first boot.
In terms of software compatibility I have come across no errors or issues yet, I run Office 2007 for office stuff, Windows Live Messenger for chat, Firefox 3.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All OK !
Ordered 31/12/15, arrived 04/01/16
Did a clean install on a blank fresh SSD, and activated online.
All done in under 40 minutes.
Decided to splash out and get this as there is no way I'm moving up to Windows 10. I guess I'm future proof now.Published 5 months ago by George Maciver
What can i say lots better then Vista which I had to suffer with. Rare blue screens. Best Microsoft OS to date including Windows 8.1.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
IS IT FULL, IS IT GENUINE? I am still at the stage of setting things up on my new main Desktop, so I cannot be sure if there will be problems down the road but day to day use... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Howland
Still using it, skipped Windows 8 but happy that it qualifies me for a free windows 10 upgradePublished 8 months ago by Mr. J. P. Page
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