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Key Features for All Users
Welcome Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Account Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Security Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Defender Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Firewall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 7 Protected Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 7 Fix My Settings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-phishing in Internet Explorer 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-phishing in Windows Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service Hardening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Performance self-tuning and hardware diagnostics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Experience Index Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Next-generation TCP/IP stack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 and IPv4 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows ReadyDrive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad hoc backup and recovery of user files and folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scheduled backup of user files   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backup of user files to a networked PC or device   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Incremental backup   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic backup scheduling   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Complete PC Backup and Restore (image based)     Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Copy (restore previous versions of your documents)     Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista Basic user interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Aero user experience (glass, dynamic windows, and a smoother-performing desktop)   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instant Search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File tagging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stacking and Group By View. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 7 with RSS feed support, tabbed browsing, and integrated search Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
.NET Framework 3.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows CardSpace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows SuperFetch Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows ReadyBoost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
I/O prioritization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic hard disk defragmentation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
64-bit processor support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximum RAM supported with 32-bit system 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Maximum RAM supported with 64-bit system 8 GB 16 GB 128+ GB 128+ GB 128+ GB
Two processors (two processor sockets) support     Yes Yes Yes
Years of product support 5 5 10 10 5

Key Features for Home Users

Windows Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Sidebar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Photo Gallery—for organizing, editing, printing, and sharing photos and videos Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themed slide shows   Yes     Yes
Windows Media Player 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native DVD playback   Yes     Yes
Windows Media Center—for music, photos, videos, live and recorded TV, and online entertainment   Yes     Yes
Windows Media Center—for recording and watching high-definition TV (U.S. and South Korea only)   Yes     Yes
Windows Media Center—CableCard support (U.S. only)   Yes     Yes
Support for Media Center Extenders, including Xbox 360   Yes     Yes
Windows Movie Maker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Movie Maker HD   Yes     Yes
Windows DVD Maker (Video DVD Authoring and Burning)   Yes     Yes
Games Explorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Updated games Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New premium games   Yes Yes* Yes* Yes
Parental Controls Yes Yes     Yes
Universal game controller support Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes
Speech Recognition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessibility Settings and Ease of Access Center Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Key Features for Business Users

XPS Document support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Small Business Resources     Yes Yes* Yes
Windows Fax and Scan     Yes Yes* Yes*
Network and Sharing Centre Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Diagnostics and troubleshooting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved wireless networking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless network provisioning     Yes Yes Yes
Improved peer networking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved VPN support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved power management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous SMB peer network connections 5 10 10 10 10
Windows HotStart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Mobility Centre Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes
Sync Centre Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Offline Folder support     Yes Yes Yes
Windows Tablet PC with integrated pen/digital ink input   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Tablet PC touch screen support   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Tablet PC handwriting recognition improvements   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Tablet PC usability and navigation improvements   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows SideShow   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Meeting Space View only Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improved file and folder sharing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad hoc backup and recovery of user files and folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scheduled backup of user files   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backup of user files to a network device   Yes Yes Yes Yes

Key Features for IT Professionals

System image–based backup and recovery     Yes Yes Yes
Encrypting File System     Yes Yes Yes
Desktop deployment tools for managed networks     Yes Yes Yes
Policy-based quality of service for networking     Yes Yes Yes
Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) Client     Yes Yes Yes
Control over installation of device drivers     Yes Yes Yes
Network Access Protection Client Agent     Yes Yes Yes
Pluggable logon authentication architecture Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption       Yes Yes
Support for simultaneous installation of multiple user interface languages       Yes Yes
All worldwide user interface languages (36 languages total) available       Yes Yes
Subsystem for UNIX-based applications       Yes Yes
Application Compatibility features Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File-based image format (WIM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    *  = Feature is optional