Windows 7 is one of the most successful and popular operating systems from Microsoft. Despite the release year, it is still installed on many personal computers as the main OS. The recognition of the "seven" was deservedly - because of the stability, convenience and optimization. This article discusses this operating system, and in particular the version of "Windows 7 Professional".
The first release of this operating system was released at the end of 2009. The rather unfortunate predecessor of Vista did not give the company the right to make a mistake. The new operating system came out less than three years after Vista, which is a very short time.
Despite this, the software gained tremendous popularity and held leadership among users of all platforms in the world until March 2017, when Windows 10 took the lead.
Early 2015Microsoft officially stopped supporting the "seven" and the release of updates, completely switching to Windows 10. This did not greatly affect the position of the hero of the review, since a large percentage of people still consider it the best operating system.
In Windows 7, just like in Vista, Aero mode has appeared. It replaces the standard interface design. Compared to its predecessor, the "seven" Aero has been radically redesigned. With the release of G8, the platform switched to a new interface - metro UI. However, Windows Aero is still praised by users for its convenience and conciseness.
The user could choose an OS for any purpose and need. In total, Windows 7 has 6 editions: "Windows 7 Professional", "Initial", "Home Basic", "Home Premium", "Corporate" and "Ultimate". All versions except "Initial" exist in 32 and 64 bit versions. Starter - 32-bit version only. It was purchased only under OEM licenses and had limited features. For example, the maximum amount of RAM was 2 GB. Also, this version did not include most of the functions of a full-fledged OS.
But let's move on to "Windows 7 Professional" and look at the main features and differences from other editions.
Before installing any operating system, you must check the system requirements for it. Consider the characteristics of the computer for the 32 and 64-bit versions of this OS.
So, for the stable operation of "Windows 7 Professional" (32 bit) the following configuration is required:
- 1GHz processor;
- minimum 1GB RAM;
- 16 GB free hard disk space for installation;
- DirectX 9 compatible video adapter.
If these requirements are met, the software will not slow down, and the computer will work properly.
To install and run "Windows 7 Professional" (64 bit) you will need the following configuration or better:
- 2-core processor 1 GHz minimum (64-bit architecture);
- minimum 2GB RAM;
- 20 GB hard disk space for installation;
- DirectX 9 compatible graphics.
Some features and standard applications may require additional hardware or capabilities to function correctly. For example, downloading updates requires a stable Internet connection. To use voice assistants - connected microphone.
Differences from other editions
Let's analyze the main differences between "Windows 7 Professional" (64 bit) and all other editions. The Professional version differs from the "Initial" and "Home" versions in that it adds new settings. These include the ability to cache files,backing up recovery points, using the computer as a remote desktop. Also included in this edition is the useful XP Mode and Windows Server.
But the professional version lacks Windows BitLocker, Windows App Locker, BranchCache, Mobility Center. This software is only available in Ultimate and Enterprise editions.
How to install?
The procedure for installing "Windows 7 Professional" on 64 bkb 32 bits is no different.
First you need to download the ISO image from the Internet. It can be found on the official Microsoft website or on torrent trackers. The file is then written to the external drive as bootable. To do this, use the ultraISO program or similar.
Next, you must prioritize powering on from the boot drive in the BIOS settings. The desired menu can be opened when the computer starts. Now restart your PC - the installer window will appear on the screen.
Select the version, create a system partition on your hard drive and start the installation. The volume of the partition must be larger than stated in the system requirements for installation (you need to take into account possible updates, software installation, etc.).
During installation, the computer will restart several times and the image will flash continuously. Then you need to make initial settings - create an account, connect to the Internet, set a password, etc.
Now everything is ready. You can usefull OS "Windows 7 Professional" on your computer!