The ideal operating system to meet the needs of the serious corporate or business user, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate incorporates state of the art security protocols and network capabilities. This operating system is perfect for businesses with multiple computers on one network, or remote offices.
As well as all of the basic features included in the Windows 7 operating systems, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate contains a host of upgrades that makes it the ultimate:
Multimedia Redirection: If your network is comprised of many machines, this feature will reduce bandwidth and help your system run at optimal an speed. Receive files in their original, uncompressed form and decode them locally.
Federated Search: This gives your IT department the ability to create external databases that are searchable by users of the network using Internet Explorer.
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Advanced security to encrypt entire drives’ worth of data with 128-bit or 256-bit keys. Three authentication methods are available depending on user preference. Transparent Operation Mode allows encrypted files to be accessed when a user logs in to the system. User Authentication Mode allows the user to access the system via the use of a PIN or other proper credentials. USB Key Mode requires the user to have a USB to access the encrypted files.
BitLocker ToGo: Secure portable drives, like USB drives, with BitLocker.
Direct Access: Give employees direct access to the network from home with a company specific intranet. Managing and updating is easy with a separate user interface.
37 Languages: Use different languages in certain programs, plus convert the operating system into another language with the relevant software.
AppLocker: Customize the apps you allow onto the system. Choose from which apps, all the way down to which publishers you allow to run on your network.
BranchCache: Create branch specific caches which make information available to all users, enhancing network responsiveness by removing unnecessary traffic between businesses and satellite branches.
All new Libraries Cluttering has always been a problem for normal Windows users, where they had a hard time in arranging files. This ends with Libraries, which collects files and presents them in a unified form.
What makes Libraries unique is the physical space it comes with, which allows you to segregate files physically rather than by reference. There are four libraries supported in Windows 7: Music, Videos, Pictures, and Documents. Furthermore, Libraries grant users a lot of control over it. You can decide the layout and look of the libraries, as well as their location. With the Arrangement features, you can arrange the files in any library according to its metadata; like name, date of creation, size etc. A new feature is the Search filter, which not only searches for file items but also shows recent searches and auto-completes the filenames you might want to search.
Impressive Start Menu The new Star menu comes as a breath of fresh air, keeping up with the amazing interface Windows 7 had promised. Thanks to Windows Aero, both the menu icon and menu itself has fade-in effects complimented by glass color. It still has a 2-column arrangement, but functionalities are changed for the good. The start menu retains the search field of Vista, but now comes with an enhanced ability to search the control panel options quickly.
Taskbar Ever since its introduction in Windows 95, the Taskbar has been a much-loved feature of Windows. In windows 7, it is revamped to be better than ever. Windows aero strikes again with its beautiful glass color, while the taskbar itself can be customized to match your requirements. The size could be controlled manually, although it is capable of adjusting according to screen size. The icons are more pleasing and could be customized according to you.
Better device management More and more devices are getting plugged into the systems today, which make it essential to manage them efficiently. Windows 7 introduces two new features for this. "Devices and Printers" is a simpler alternative to Device Manager, and allows a casual user to control the pluggable devices with ease. "Device Stage" is a one-stop feature for managing all the functionalities and stats of externally connected devices.
Better mobility Windows 7 is perhaps the first OS to recognize the necessity to support mobility. As such, it comes with multi-touch support for corresponding devices. Windows 7 also comes with a host of sensors, like accelerometer, location-based sensors and ambient light sensors. However, all the sensors can be manually enabled and disabled, depending on your need.
Enhanced Power management Hibernation option is improved in Windows 7 by giving you the option to decide the size of system hibernation. Keeping in mind the user requirements, the power management is more interactive. This includes giving the user complete stats about power usage, while giving notification in case the battery is need of replacement.
Improved File systems One of the key improvement in this area is the better use of Solid state Drives. With notable advantages over hard disk drives, SSD provides a more reliable way to store vital data. Windows 7 also comes with disk partitioning, with 2 partitions. First one is the essential partition containing booting files, WRE and other files, while the second partition contains the OS and all the user files.
Security Windows Security Center is revamped as the Action Center, which takes care of both security and maintenance. Elliptic-Curve Cryptographic algorithm is supported by the Encrypting File System. But perhaps the most interesting security feature is introduction of Windows Biometric Framework, which now takes biometric as a security parameter. Why should you go for it?
Easy upgrade Windows 7 Ultimate edition can be easily upgrade from other versions of Windows 7 by just paying an extra fee. This could be done right at your home, eliminating any need to go to the center, or re-installing the windows.
Windows Aero Aero has always been a huge attraction as far as Windows was considered. But Windows 7 takes Aero to a whole new level; a level where professionalism meets attractiveness. Its components like Snap, Peek and Shake make navigating through the OS a cake-walk, making sure you enjoy working on Windows 7.
Language Packs The world is global, and English is not the language everyone would prefer. This is why Windows 7 Ultimate edition comes with an additional language pack of 30 languages! This is more efficient than installing the languages separately, and gives you the feel of being right at your home.
Mobility Like mentioned earlier, Windows 7 pays special attention to mobility. It lays the foundation for a world where touch devices would be the norm. In addition, the support for multiple sensors makes Windows & ideal for mobile devices.
These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit.
CPU: 1GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM: 2GB for the 64-bit Version
HDD: 20GBs of free storage
CPU: WDDM 1.0 or higher driver with DirectX 9 or higher