Windows 7 Professional edition was designed for small business and professional users. It has all the features of Home Basic and Home Premium editions. It also includes additional features like Encrypting File System, Logical Disk Manager, Offline files, Windows Server Domain join, Windows XP Mode, and more.
The Professional version is business-oriented. It grants features like additional productivity and security features – such as the ability to run business programs in Windows XP Mode, company network connectivity via Domain Join, and BitLocker data theft protection.
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 also 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. Need to use multiple languages on your PC or help protect your data with enhanced BitLocker security.
Compared to Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional Edition has more RAM and CPU support. The 32-bit version supports up to 4GB RAM, while the 64-bit version supports 192GB RAM, as well as supports up to two physical processors in the system.
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor.
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
If you are looking for a higher version, you can check out Windows 8.1 Professional.