How to Choose a Version of Windows for Your Computer

How to Choose a Version of Windows for Your Computer

Choosing a new computer operating system (the software that runs all the programs and organizes data on your computer) will be one of your first decisions. The current version of Windows is called Windows 7. Windows 7 comes in three different editions for home and business users.

“If you consider yourself primarily a home user, then you should consider the Home Premium version of Windows 7.”
Home Premium includes entertainment tools such as Windows Media Center for playing music and movies. If you want to do more than just look at pictures, you’ll find that this version of Windows 7 is good at working with design and image manipulation programs, such as Photoshop. Also, if you choose a laptop, know that Home Premium includes great features for managing your computer’s battery power.

Windows 7 Professional is great for small businesses or if you work from home. This version of Windows has absolute security features.
Windows 7 Ultimate offers everything Professional has to offer, plus a few bells and whistles to protect your PC from thieves with BitLocker and deal with languages ​​other than English.

“Before Windows 7, there was Windows Vista, and before that, Windows XP. Many people still use Vista or XP computers and they do just fine. However, Windows XP does not come with many security tools. If you decide to use Windows XP, find a friend or family member who is familiar with computers and can help you use XP features or other software that will help keep your computer safe. Note that if you’re using Vista or XP, some of the common task steps are different than if you’re using Windows 7.”