Explaining Windows 7 SKUs

This post explains a bit about Windows 7 SKUs, and let you know exactly which edition of Windows 7 (download) is right for you and help you understand Microsoft’s approach. Essentially, when Windows 7 hits store shelves consumers will see Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional with an easy way to change down the road. So let’s say […]

This post explains a bit about Windows 7 SKUs, and let you know exactly which edition of Windows 7 (download) is right for you and help you understand Microsoft’s approach.

Essentially, when Windows 7 hits store shelves consumers will see Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional with an easy way to change down the road. So let’s say I purchase Windows 7 Home Premium and want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. With Windows Anytime Upgrade I can, as it makes upgrading to another version of Windows 7 much easier now that we have a single image for every SKU. Because each SKU is a superset of the previous SKU for Windows 7 that means each higher edition SKU will also include every feature the lower edition SKUs has. Windows 7 Professional will have every feature that Windows 7 Home Premium has plus other business-oriented features such as the ability to join a domain, explains Brandon LeBlanc.