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Windows 7 FAQ
Why is the new Microsoft operating system called Windows 7?
Microsoft is using an internal numbering system and the next Windows operating system is number 7 according to it. Check out our Why Windows 7 article for a detailed explanation on the subject.
When will Windows 7 be released?
Windows 7 was released on October 22nd 2009 in time for the Christmas season. You can now Buy Windows 7 directly from online retailers like Amazon.
Are there beta or release candidate versions that can be downloaded for testing purposes?
The testing period for Windows 7 is now over.
Which editions of Windows 7 will be released?
Microsoft will release six editions of Windows 7 but concentrate marketing efforts on two of them. The following Windows 7 editions will be made available:
- Windows 7 OEM
- Windows 7 Starter
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Windows 7 Enterprise
To help decide which version of Windows 7 is right for you read this guide.
Which features are available in Windows 7 Editions
Each edition of Windows 7 will come with a distinct feature set. It is generally the case that the more expensive editions of Windows 7 will ship with additional features that the less expensive ones do not ship with.
To learn more about the new features in Windows 7 read our Windows 7 Guides