From time to time, companies like Microsoft bring in new versions of their Operating System in to the market.  The latest version of the operating system often comes out with enhanced or new features and amenities to gives users a great working experience, and save a lot of their time. Well, this is not the case with just the OS or the software packages installed, but also with the hardware and peripherals. Old computers consume more electricity than the most recent ones and have a delayed boot time. Therefore, the smarter way to work is to go for an upgrade be it OS, software or the hardware the users work with.

Quite a lot of the Individuals, home-office users and small business owners might not consider upgrading their PC to the latest version until some grave issues pop up in their software or hardware, which closes down their work too frequently. Most often, they tend to work satisfactorily with the existing software or OS and ignore the few alerts and warnings that the applications throws at them now and then.   Business owners have to bear in mind that updating the computers with a suitable version of the OS or software can improve their competitive edge.

Few years back, when Windows XP version was released, it was a huge success among the users and most of them still refuse to update it to the successor versions especially Windows Vista. Whoever went ahead to upgrade to Windows Vista though that it  was not a deserving OS when compared to Windows XP, because it caused many issues during or after the upgrade.  Now that Windows 7 is gaining a greater recognition not just for its striking features and ease of use, but also for a smooth upgrade processes. Therefore, it is time for the older windows versions to get a Windows 7 upgrade.

Well, now that a user is ready for an update, which edition of Windows 7 to choose. Below is a briefing of each edition of Windows 7. Though it has come up with six editions, the ones listed below are available widely in sale

  1. Windows 7 Home premium: This edition is sufficient for the individual users, home business users for this edition offers easy and quick navigation on the desktop, surf the web easily and even allows to create a home network. However, users cannot run windows XP compatible programs with this edition.
  2. Windows 7 Professional: This edition has all the Home premium features along with the facilities like running XP compatible applications and programs,  connect to company network, Backup and restore options etc.,
  3. Windows 7 Ultimate: This edition has added features like enhanced security that averts data loss or theft via encryption programs.  In addition, users can choose to work from any of the 35 languages.

Microsoft offers tips and tricks for an easy upgrade via its “compatibility center “and there is “Windows 7 Upgrade advisor” available for free download to check if there are prospective issues with the hardware or software while going on for an upgrade.