A Buying Guide to Windows 7 64-Bit OEM Operating System Software

If you want to update your computer with a stable, often used Windows operating system, consider buying a fully licensed copy of Windows 7. You can find a great selection of operating systems on eBay that have enough variety and reasonable prices to help you find the right operating system to suit your individual needs. Below are a few helpful tips you need to know about the Windows 7 OEM 64-bit software before making your final purchase.

What versions of Windows 7 are there?

OEM simply means Original Equipment Manufacturer and signifies that its software that can be installed on any PC. So Windows 7 OEM 64-bit software would be software you could purchase and install. There are a few versions of the Windows 7 operating system including:

  • Home Basic: The Windows 7 Home Basic edition is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and supports up to 8 GB RAM. It comes with a geographical activation restriction so that it can only be activated from certain regions or countries.
  • Home Premium: The Home Premium edition has features tailored for the home market. It includes Windows Aero, Windows Media Center, and multi-touch support. Home Premium is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Professional: The Professional edition is meant for Windows enthusiasts, small-business owners, and educational institutions. The Professional edition has the same features as Home Premium with some extra features added. You can also participate in Windows Server domain. It includes Remote Desktop server, location-aware printing, network location backups, Encrypting File System, Presentation mode, and Software Restriction Policies (without AppLocker features). It also includes Windows XP mode. It supports up to 192GB RAM and is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
How do you select a version of Windows 7?

If youre buying Windows 7 to use on a PC at home, the Home Premium version has what you need including Windows Media Center, networking for your computers and devices, support for multi-touch technology, and more.

If youll be using your laptop or computer at the office, youll be running legacy applications, or you want to establish automatic file backups built into Windows, the Professional version is a good option. It has all the features of Home Premium plus domain joining if you need to log into a corporate network securely. Windows XP mode will allow you to run legacy applications. With the Backup and Restore Center, you can set up backups of all of your important files.

How do you install Windows 7?

You can install Windows 7 in three ways. Most of the software is stored on a disc, but this Windows operating system can also be downloaded from the internet and loaded onto USB drives. If you decide to install from a disc, youll need an optical drive on your PC or laptop to accomplish it. Insert the disc into the appropriate drive and follow the on-screen prompts to install your version of Windows 7 onto your computer system.

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