Welcome! I’m[Insert Speaker Name]from[Insert Company Name].I’m here today to talk to you about the Windows 7 Professional operating system and how it can benefit your business.
Microsoft listened to business customers just like you to find out what you were looking for in your PCs. They heard loud and clear: performance, ease of use, and security.
Designed with these needs in mind, the Windows 7 Professional operating systemdelivers a powerful combination of innovation, improved performance, and productivity.Windows 7 Professional:Works the way you want. With a focus on the fundamentals, Windows 7 Professional delivers on what matters to running a business: speed, reliability, compatibility, and connectivity.Helps you get more done. Find what you need quickly, easily connect to your networks, and be more productive—whether you’re at work, at home, or on the road.Safeguards your work. Keep your business up and running with new security and recovery enhancements that help prevent security threats and data loss. Now let’s look at each of these sections in detail.
“Works the way you want” means Windows 7 delivers on the fundamentals: Responsive and ready—you can start using your PC quickly with fast startup, shutdown, sleep, and resume from Standby. Performance improvements include improved memory utilization and 64-bit computing support. Works with the majority of software or devices that work with the Windows Vista operating system. Windows XP Mode* provides you with the flexibility to run many older Windows XP productivity applications right from the Windows 7 desktop.Powerful diagnostics and troubleshooting tools found in Windows Action Center make it easy to quickly fix problems.*Windows XP Mode requires either original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preinstallation or postpurchase installation of Windows XP Mode (which runs on Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate) or a virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC. Windows XP Mode requires a PC with 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 3 GB RAM (64-bit), 15 GB available disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on. Both Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc. For more information on system requirements, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc.
Find what you need quickly, easily connect to your networks, and be more productive—whether you’re at work, at home, or on the road. Find what you need fast with instant search, Jump Lists, and a larger, customizable taskbar with pop-up previews. Type a few letters in the search box, and files, applications, or even menus appear in seconds. Similar types of documents (such as financial records or customer lists) can be grouped into Libraries—making it easy to find them even if they are stored in different folders or on different PCs. Everyday tasks are streamlined and simplified—with commonly used resources put within easy access and clutter minimized on the desktop. Enhancements to the Windows Aero user experience (such as AeroSnap, AeroPeek, and AeroShake) help you intuitively navigate, arrange, and work with multiple open windows on the desktop. Mobile computing is easier with access to all your mobile settings in one place and greater connection and networking options. Now you can access and share all your work computer programs, files, and network resources—whether you’re at home or on the road. You can even disconnect from the network, work offline, and then have your network files automatically and seamlessly updated with any new changes. And with Location-Aware Printing, your documents automatically get sent to the right printer.For small businesses without a server, HomeGroup lets users easily share documents, printers, and devices across multiple PCs running Windows 7. For businesses with a server, Windows 7 Professional lets users connect PCs quickly and more securely to both wired and wireless domain networks. This can help IT personnel better manage security and the costs of running multiple PCs.
Windows 7 Professional helps keep PCs backed up, protected, and highly secure:Advanced Backup lets you schedule a periodic backup to save your data or an entire system image to a network location or a local drive. This helps you quickly restore individual files or folders that get accidentally deleted. Help protect your business’s confidential information, such as credit card numbers or employee information, with powerful encryption technologies that encrypt your files and folders. Help keep your business up and running with Windows Defender offering enhanced protection from Internet threats, spyware, and other forms of malicious software. The Windows Internet Explorer 8 Internet browser helps protect your data and business information by delivering improved protection against security and privacy threats. Improved Windows 7 user account controls and security enhancements help keep you safe with fewer interruptions.
These benefits sound great, but why should you choose Windows 7 Professional over other options, including what you might already have?
Windows 7 Professional is easy to use, fast, reliable, and highly secure. Windows XP is nearly a decade old, with limited support for new hardware and software. On the other hand, Windows 7 Professional has been specifically designed to meet the growing demands of modern technology users by offering the latest innovations in networking, mobility, entertainment, data protection, and compatibility. And with Windows XP Mode, you get the compatibility of Windows XP in Windows 7 Professional.
With Windows 7 Professional, we listened to our business customers. First and foremost, we strengthened fundamentals around performance, reliability, and security. We made it easy to use and provided wireless networking enhancements as well as more comprehensive (and comprehensible) troubleshooting. We also added Windows XP Mode,a valuable transition tool that lets you run many existing older Windows XP applications right from the Windows 7 desktop.
The simplified product lineup of Windows 7 is easy to understand. With no more complex choices between editions, all Windows 7 editions simply offer a more complete set of features than the edition before. *Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries.**Requires download of Windows XP Mode (which runs on Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate) and virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC. Both Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC can be downloaded from http://microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc.
If you start with Windows 7 Professional and realize you want the extended business features of Windows 7 Ultimate, it’s a quick and easy process. All you have to do is purchase an upgrade key to unlock the additional features. In just 10 minutes, the whole process is complete. Simply go to the Start menu, under ExtrasandUpgrades, to begin.
What are the purchase options? Windows 7 Professional is available preinstalled on a new PC, via full-package product (FPP). Upgrading customers from Windows XP requires a custom (clean) installation of Windows 7 Professional, and then reinstallation of programs, drivers, and data. An upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional preserves current files, settings, and programs.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware; visit http://www.windows.com/business for more information.
Windows 7 Advantages
Windows 7 Professional for Small and Midsize Businesses<br />
Listening to the needs of customers<br />“My files are scattered across multiple PCs, at work, at home, and on my laptop.” <br />“My biggest fear: losing critical customer information if our systems go down.” <br />“I keep getting interrupted by security prompts and update requests.”<br />“At my small company, we have limited IT resources.”<br />“All my applications and devices should just work with my PC.”<br />
Works the way you want<br />The Windows® 7 Professional operating system:<br />Is fast and responsive<br />Works with a broad set of devices and applications<br />Can extend the life of your older Windows XP productivity applications<br />Has fewer interruptions and prompts, and faster recovery <br />Makes it easier to quickly fix problems yourself<br />“Speed, reliability, and compatibility—these are my absolute must-haves.”<br />
Get more done<br />With Windows 7 Professional:<br />Everyday tasks are streamlined and simplified<br />Finding things is efficient and easy<br />Mobile computing is easier<br />You get access to all your computer programs, files, and network resources like never before <br />“I just need things to be easy, so I can get more done each day.”<br />
Safeguard your work<br />Windows 7 Professional lets you:<br />Schedule periodic backups to save your data or entire systems<br />Quickly restore individual files or folders that get accidentally deleted or overwritten<br />Protect confidential information with powerful encryption technologies<br />Choose the level of security and prompts you want to see<br />Help protect your data and system from Internet threats, spyware, and other forms of malicious software<br />“Safeguarding my business is critical. I need to make sure all my information is backed up, protected, and highly secure.”<br />
Windows 7 Professional<br />The right choice for your business<br />
Why Windows 7 Professional instead of Windows XP?<br />Windows 7 Professional offers:<br />Performance, value, and compatibility <br />Ease of use and intuitive navigation<br />Enhanced security<br />Latest mobility and networking innovations<br />Automatic backup<br />
Why Windows 7 Professional instead of Windows Vista?<br />Windows 7 Professional offers:<br />Performance improvements <br />Fast startup and shutdown <br />Improved diagnostics and troubleshooting<br />Windows XP Mode<br />
Which Windows 7 edition is best for you?<br />
Windows Anytime Upgrade<br />Upgrades are quick and easy<br />Purchase an upgrade key to unlock the additional features<br />In 10 minutes, the whole process is complete<br />
Windows 7 Professional purchase options<br />Available preinstalled on a new PC or in a product package off the shelf <br />Upgrade license is available through all Microsoft® Volume Licensing programs<br />
Windows 7 Professional<br />Additional information<br />
Windows 7 hardware requirements<br />Windows 7 system requirements:<br />1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor<br />1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)<br />16 GB available disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)<br />Microsoft DirectX® 9 processor with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver<br />
Windows 7 hardware requirements<br />Additional requirements to use certain features:<br />Internet access*<br />Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware <br />For some WindowsMedia Center functionality, a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required<br />Windows Touch and Windows Tablet require specific hardware <br />HomeGroup requires a network and PCs with Windows 7 <br />DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive<br />Music and sound require audio output <br />BitLocker drive encryption requires Trusted Platform Module 1.2; BitLocker To Go™ requires a USB flash drive<br />Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB RAM, 15 GB available disk space; and a processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on<br />Some features in earlier Windows versions are not included in Windows 7. Get similar programs, including Windows Live™ Mail, Photo Gallery, Messenger, and Movie Maker beta, for free through Windows Live Essentials at download.live.com.<br />*Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet service provider. Local and/or long-distance telephone charges may apply.<br />
Windows 7: hardware requirements<br />Requirements for Windows XP Mode:<br />Either original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preinstallation or postpurchase installation of Windows XP Mode (which runs on Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate) or a virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC<br />Requires a PC with:<br />2 GB RAM (32-bit) or 3 GB RAM (64-bit)<br />15 GB available disk space<br />Processor capable of hardware virtualization, with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on<br />Both Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc. <br /> For more information about system requirements, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc.<br />