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Windows 7 Versions

Which one is best for your needs and budget?


Windows Ultimate / Courtesy Microsoft Corp.

Windows Ultimate / Courtesy Microsoft Corp.

Windows 7 comes in three flavors, and each has a different combination of features and prices. To help you sort out the confusion and find the right Windows 7 version for you, we present the critical information you need to know and make recommendations.

One Windows 7 Edition not profiled here is Windows 7 Starter Edition, which comes with most netbooks. I didn't include it because it's not an option; it's either already installed on your netbook, or not. You can't upgrade from another version of Windows, say Windows XP or Windows Vista, for example, to Windows 7 Starter.

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