Windows 7 Ultimate is the most powerful and versatile edition of Windows 7. It combines the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of Professional. It offers the most security with BitLocker, which encrypts everything from your documents to passwords.
Before you buy
Run Upgrade Advisor to make sure your PC is compatible with Windows 7.
Easier to use
Windows 7 Ultimate features all of the fun PC navigation features like Shake, Jump Lists, and Snap, but it’s also designed for serious business. Back up your entire system onto a network and protect your data from loss or theft with BitLocker.
Customize your Windows 7 PC
Change your themes and taskbar programs to optimize your workflow and reflect your personal style.
Encrypt your data on your PC and portable storage devices quickly and easily with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go.
Best PC entertainment experience
Watch, pause, and record live TV using Windows Media Center—then take it with you on your laptop, phone, or portable media player. With Internet TV, you’ll have access to free shows from sources across the web.
If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
Hard disk space
16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit); for the download version, an additional 3 GB is required
DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
Internet access (fees may apply)
Music and sound require audio output
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver
Additional system requirements
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.
Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware.