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Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64-bit Upgrade

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SKU:
574434
Mfr Part #:
GLC-00184
UPC:
882224885652


Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional, including the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. For added security, you can encrypt your data with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. And for extra flexibility, you can work in any of 35 languages. Get it all with Windows 7 Ultimate.

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Product Information
SKU574434
Mfr Part#GLC-00184
UPC882224885652
General
Type 32-bit
64-bit
Versions Upgrade
Upgrade Requirements Requires an installed version of Microsoft Windows XP, Vista
Compatibility Windows
Media Type DVD-ROM
Category Operating Systems
Minimum Processor Required 1GHz or Faster
Minimum RAM Required 1GB
Minimum Hard Drive Space 16GB
Peripheral Devices/Software Required DVD-ROM Drive

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Introduction

Designed for people who want it all.

With Windows 7 Ultimate, you get all the entertainment features of Home Premium and business features of Professional—plus added security and the flexibility to work in multiple languages.

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Product Features

Peek-a-boo: Aero Peek turns open windows translucent so you can see what's on your desktop.

Desktop

With Windows 7, we’ve made it easier to get more done on the desktop. New ways to juggle windows

Overwhelmed by open windows? Windows 7 comes with three simple yet powerful new features called Aero Shake, Aero Peek, and Snap to help you instantly clear through desktop clutter.

Faster, more Responsive Performance

Nobody likes to wait, so we all want our PCs to perform well. We looked at a number of ways to improve performance on PCs running Windows 7. We designed the operating system to be more responsive and simpler to use.

To improve performance, Windows 7 is designed to make PCs start up, shut down, resume from standby, and respond faster. To help you zip through your day, we’ve added new features to simplify the number of steps required to do common things. Some of the features that’ll help you save time include:

  • Windows Taskbar simplifies working with your applications and files
  • Jump Lists put the documents you want handy and the ones you’ve used recently a couple clicks away

We've also focused on making it more convenient to work with the operating system. For example, the Action Center gives you more control over how the operating system notifies you about system changes. You can recover more quickly from problems when they do occur because when you’re ready to address issues, Windows 7 will help you fix them.

Windows 7 makes it easy to express your personality with creative new themes and other custom touches.

Spectacular New Wallpapers

We spend a lot of time staring at our PCs. Aesthetics shouldn't just be an afterthought. That's why Windows 7 includes a slew of new desktop backgrounds-wallpapers-that range from sublime to silly. Or try the new desktop slide show, which displays a rotating series of pictures (ours or yours). Your desktop will never be dull again.

Improvements to the new Windows 7 taskbar include thumbnail previews of webpages, documents-even running video.

Retooled Taskbar

Since Windows 95, the taskbar has served as the go-to spot for launching programs and switching windows. Times and PC habits have changed. So in Windows 7, the taskbar has been completely redesigned to help you work smarter, cut clutter, and get more done.

Improved Gadgets

Gadgets, the popular mini-programs introduced in Windows Vista, are now more flexible and fun. Based on your feedback, we've done away with the Sidebar, so you can stick your gadgets anywhere on the desktop.

Parental Controls

Even when you're not looking over their shoulders, you can set limits on your kids' computer use-and help them be safer online, too.

In Windows 7, Parental Controls helps you limit how much computer time children have, as well as which programs and games they can use (and perhaps more importantly, when). With the Parental Controls in Windows Media Center, you can also block access to objectionable TV shows and movies.

Quickly browse recorded TV shows.

Easier TV, Movies and Video

With a streamlined user interface and support for new content types and digital TV, Windows Media Center in certain editions of Windows 7 makes watching TV, movies, and other video content on your PC easier than ever. With a simple USB TV Tuner you can record and watch shows on your schedule. Windows Media Center has been updated to manage a single TV guide containing both standard and digital high definition TV shows.

You'll be able to find your favorite shows super-fast with new features such as turbo scroll. Just hold down the right-arrow key and you'll zip through content listings.

Windows XP Mode, available for the Professional and Ultimate editions of Windows 7, helps prevent older business programs from becoming obsolete.

Windows XP Mode

It's the best of both worlds: The new Windows XP Mode lets you run older Windows XP business software right on your Windows 7 desktop.

Designed primarily with small- and medium-sized businesses in mind, Windows XP Mode comes as a separate download and works only with Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. Windows XP Mode also requires virtualization software such as Windows Virtual PC. Both are available free on the Microsoft website.

To download Windows XP Mode or learn about its system requirements, visit the Windows Virtual PC website.

BitLocker locks down all your drives, so your data is safe from prying eyes

BitLocker Drive Encryption

How can you help protect your data from loss, theft, or hackers? The answer: BitLocker.

Improved for Windows 7 and available in the Ultimate edition, BitLocker helps keep everything from documents to passwords safer by encrypting the entire drive that Windows and your data reside on. Once BitLocker is turned on, any file you save on that drive is encrypted automatically.

BitLocker To Go-a new feature of Windows 7-gives the lockdown treatment to easily-misplaced portable storage devices like USB flash drives and external hard drives.

Videos

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Jump Lists

Jump Lists - new in Windows 7 - take you right to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites you turn to each day. To open a Jump List, just right-click a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar. (You'll also find them on the Start menu). Jump Lists don't just show shortcuts to files. Sometimes they also provide quick access to commands for things like composing new email messages or playing music.

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Shake

Ever need to cut through a cluttered desktop and quickly focus on a single window? Just click a pane and give your mouse a shake. Voila! Every open window except that one instantly disappears. Jiggle again-and your windows are back. (Who says the old mouse can't learn a new trick?)

If you like Shake, check out two new related features: Aero Peek and Snap.

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Peek

Peek gives you the power of X-ray vision, so you can peer past all your open windows straight to the Windows 7 desktop. Simply point to the right edge of the taskbar-and watch open windows instantly turn transparent, revealing all your hidden icons and gadgets.

To quickly reveal a buried window, point to its taskbar thumbnail. Now only that window shows on the desktop.

Peek is included in the Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions of Windows 7. If you like it, check out two new related features: Aero Shake and Snap.

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Snap

Snap is a quick (and fun) new way to resize open windows, simply by dragging them to the edges of your screen.

Depending on where you drag a window, you can make it expand vertically, take up the entire screen, or appear side-by-side with another window. Snap makes reading, organizing, and comparing windows a...well, you get the picture.

If you like Snap, check out two new related features: Aero Peek and Aero Shake.

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Home Group

HomeGroup takes the headache out of sharing files and printers on a home network. Connect two or more PCs running Windows 7, and HomeGroup makes it easy to automatically start sharing your music, pictures, video, and document libraries with others in your home. The new "Share with" menu, meanwhile, provides a speedy way to share individual files.

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If you need to return an item, simply bring it back to any Micro Center store for a full refund or exchange.

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Refunds will be credited to the credit card or debit card account used for the original purchase.

 

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