Windows 7 Home  
At a glance
Available to developers only
October 2009
GUI, Multi-threaded
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
Summary This is the successor to Windows Vista offering improved performance and usability features. New features include HomeGroup, Device Stage, Aero Shake, Snap, Peek, Jump Lists and newly redesigned Windows Taskbar.
News 22-Feb-2011 Windows 7 SP1 available.
25-Jun-2009 Pricing and availability announced.
30-Apr-2009 Release Candidate available
27-Feb-2009 Pre Release Candidate available
14-Jan-2009 Beta 1 in limited release
28-Oct-2008 First public preview and release of the pre-beta to developers
Product Windows 7
Processor 1.0 GHz processor (32 or 64 bit)
RAM 1 GB Minimum (32-bit processor)
2 GB Minimum (64-bit processor)
Drive space 16 GB (32-bit processor)
20 GB (64-bit processor)
Drives DVD Drive Required
Video Support for DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM 1.0 or higher
File systems NTFS for Primary Boot Partition, FAT32 supported for others
Compatibility 32-bit and 64-bit applications
Interface Desktop Screen Shot
Installation Requires installation into NTFS partition.
Variants Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Versions 14-Jan-2009 6.2 Beta 1
27-Feb-2009 6.2 Pre-RC
30-Apr-2009 6.2 RC
6-Aug-2009 Release to Manufacturing
22-Oct-2009 Public release
22-Feb-2011 SP1
Windows release timeline
Downloads Customer Preview Downloads
Links Windows 7 Home
Books Books on Windows

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)

Support When shipping
Alternatives Windows Vista, XP, Linux
Secrets This was previously known under the code name "Blackcomb" and "Vienna" but was changed in late 2008 to "Windows 7". Blackcomb is named after the Canadian ski resort and mountain of the same name. Click here for Microsoft codenames.
Pricing Full version: $299.99
Upgrade: $199.99
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