This OEM software must be installed on a brand new or completely reformatted hard drive. It can not be used as an upgrade.
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Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Faster and more reliable performance means your PC just works the way you want it to. And great features like Windows Media Center and Windows Touch make new things possible. Get to know Windows 7, and see how it can simplify just about everything you do with your PC. Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump Lists, and Snap.
Customize Windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs.
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Windows 7 Home Premium supports the latest Hardware and software.
Make the things you do every day easier with improved Desktop navigation
Put fewer steps between you and what you want to do with the improved Taskbar, Jump Lists, and Windows Search
Easily manage multiple open windows with Snap, Aero Peek, and Aero Shake
Personalize your PC experience with Desktop Background Slideshow and cool new Aero Themes
Make your Web experience faster, easier, and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
Easily create a home network and connect your PCS to a printer with HomeGroup
Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC with Windows Media Center (additional hardware may be required)
Help keep children safer online with customizable Parental Controls
Take full advantage of PC hardware with 64-bit computing, full use of available RAM, and multi-core CPU support
Open files with only two clicks, and speed up common Web tasks to help you save time
Designed to provide faster start-up, shut-down, sleep and resume for smooth computer operation
Touch screen-compatible for navigation with a touch of your fingertip (specific hardware required)
Connecting to wireless networks is fast and easy
Includes Integrated video and Dolby Audio codecs
This product will also work to install a full version on Mac computers.
Windows 7 Dell & DSP install seamlessly on all Mac systems, Macbook, Macbook Pro & Macbook Air using Bootcamp, Vmware Fusion or Parallels.
Here is a helpful tutorial for these installations:
This product is OEM Software. OEM software cannot be used as an upgrade; any previous or trial versions of the software must be uninstalled before installing an OEM. The packaging is installation CD & Product Key/Serial Number, no box. OEM Software does not come with installation support from the manufacturer.
Hard Drive Space: 20GB
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features: Internet access (fees may apply) Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7 DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1GB of RAM, an additional 15GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on Music and sound require audio output
OEM "Original Equipment Manufacturer" Software is distributed to companies like Dell, IBM & HP for installation on new machines. The main difference is that OEM can not be used as an upgrade, any previous or trial versions of the software must be uninstalled before installing an OEM. The packaging is typically CD & License, no box. OEM Software does not come with installation support from the manufacturer.
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