Windows 7 Home Premium review

The best version of Windows 7 for home users

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To properly put Windows 7 through its paces, we ran real-world benchmarks on a Dell XPS M1330 and compared the differing results between Windows Vista, Windows 7 Release Candidate and the final Windows 7 RTM version.

We timed both the Ultimate and Home Premium version of Windows 7 and as you'd expect, found no differences in performance.

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 Address
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