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Differences between Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate

Microsoft Windows, generally known as Windows, is the name of a family of software distributions for PCs, smartphones, servers and embedded systems, developed and sold by the Microsoft Corporation and available for multiple architectures. Thus, Windows has evolved over the years, developing new versions and revisions, among which we mention Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, the object of study of this article in which we will point out the differences that exist between these versions, from their definitions.

Windows 7 Professional

Briefly, Windows 7 Professional is a line of operating systems designed and produced by Microsoft Corporation for use on PCs, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, netbooks, and multimedia devices. In this sense, it is a product oriented to the business sector, being able to connect to a domain server and work in work groups.

Therefore, it is oriented towards greater applied security, presenting the same functions as Windows 7 Home Premium (basic functions for an average user) but adding greater capacity for commercial networks and greater data protection. Among functional features of Windows 7 Professional we can mention:

  • Easy connection to business networks.
  • Data recovery and backup.
  • It comes in 32 and 64 Bit versions.
  • Better ability to work and print over the network.
  • Greater data protection with EFS (Encrypting File System).
  • Support for virtualization.

Windows 7 Ultimate

Similarly, Windows 7 Ultimate is a variant of Microsoft Windows 7, which is recommended for use on home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, netbooks, and multimedia equipment. This Windows allows you to work under a domain, belong to a workgroup and connect to a server, being the most complete version, both professional and for home, for manufacturers (OEM) and stores, since it has all the same functionalities as the previous versions, in a single package.

Among some functional features of Windows 7 Ultimate we can mention:

  • Easy connection to business networks.
  • Data recovery and backup.
  • Protection against loss or theft.
  • Support to work in 35 different languages.
  • App Locker (Kernel-level firewall).
  • Data protection functionality.
  • Direct Access.
  • Adds Bit Locker (full hard drive encryption) and Bitlocker on the Go (encryption for removable devices).
  • BranchCache (passive cache for frequently used files).
  • Improved searches for companies (including other teams, SharePoint servers and others).
  • Direct access to corporate applications without having to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

From the above, the following differences between Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate can be deduced:

  • Windows 7 Professional is more geared towards the business sector hile Windows 7 Ultimate is geared towards businesses and enterprise networks.
  • Windows 7 Professional does not usually have the Media Center, Bitlocker, Multilanguage Pack while Windows 7 Ultimate does have the Media Center, Bitlocker, Multilanguage Pack.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate has better features in data protection and protection against loss or theft than Windows 7 Professional.
  • Windows 7 Professional does not support direct access to corporate applications, so you have to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) while Windows 7 Ultimate allows direct access to corporate applications without having to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

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