Windows 7 Home Premium review

The best version of Windows 7 for home users

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We didn't have a problem running any of the Windows 7 editions on netbooks, including Ultimate.

And while some manufacturers may shave pricetags by only giving you Windows 7 Start edition, we expect most netbooks to come with Windows 7 Home Premium.

We ran some real-world benchmarks on an Asus Eee PC S101 to see how Windows 7 matched up to Windows XP on low-end hardware. As you will see, Windows 7 is actually quicker in most cases.

Here are the results:

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Tech Specs

Product TypeOperating System
Brand NameMicrosoft
Licence Quantity1 PC
Software Sub TypeClient
Distribution Media/MethodDVD-ROM
Licence TypeLicense and Media
Platform SupportedPC
ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
Product NameWindows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit
Software NameWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Licence PricingOEM
Manufacturer Part NumberGFC-00977
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.microsoft.co.uk
Marketing Information

Windows 7 Home Premium offers a rich, dynamic entertainment experience on your PC, making it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want.

Packaged Quantity3