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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Windows 7 Editions

As with earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft has released several different versions (also known as Stock Keeping Units, or SKUs) of Windows 7 to meet the needs of different types of customers, as detailed in Table 1-3.

Table 1-3. Windows 7 Offerings by Customer Segment

FOR CONSUMERS

FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

FOR MEDIUM TO LARGE BUSINESSES

FOR EMERGING MARKETS

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 7 Enterprise

Windows 7 Home Basic

Although several different editions of Windows 7 are available, the Windows 7 product media contains every version. The specific edition installed is determined by the product key used to install the software. Users have ...

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