Updated to reflect the “3 concurrent programs” for “Starter Edition”


Key Features


Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Home Basic (EM only)

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Enterprise/ Windows 7 Ultimate

Improved Windows Taskbar & Jump Lists

Windows Search

Join a HomeGroup

Windows Media Player

Back-up & Restore

Enhanced Media Playback

Action Center

Device Stage

Enhanced home media streaming, including Play To

Bluetooth support

Fax & Scan

Basic "inbox" games

Credential Manager

Application Capabilities






Live Thumbnail Previews from Taskbar


Fast User Switching


Create ad-hoc wireless networks


Internet Connection Sharing


Multi-monitor support


Windows Mobility Center (w/o presentation settings)


Aero Glass & advanced Windows navigation



Aero Background



Windows Touch (Multi-touch and handwriting support)



Create a HomeGroup



Windows Media Center

Remote Media Streaming

DVD Video playback and authoring

Premium “inbox” games

Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, Windows Journal

Windows Sideshow (Auxiliary Display)

Location Aware Printing

Domain Join & Group Policy Controls

Remote Desktop Host

Advanced Back-up (Network & Group Policy)

Encrypting File System

Windows XP Mode

Windows Mobility Center – Presentation Mode

Offline Folders

BitLocker & BitLocker To Go




MUI Language Packs

Enterprise Search Scopes

VDI Enhancements

Boot from VHD