Comparision between Windows XP, Vista & 7

Differences between Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7.

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Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

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Editions: Starter, Home, Professional, MediaCenter, Tablet, 64 bit. Editions: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate. Editions: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, Home Server

2.

System requirements: Processor: minimum 233mhz (300 mhz recommended) Memory: minimum 64 mb (128mb recommended), HDD: minimum 1.5GB (2.0GB recommended), Sound card, CD/DVD drive, Keyboard, Mouse. System requirements: Processor: minimum 800mhz (1.0Ghz recommended), Memory: minimum 512MB (1GB recommended), HDD: minimum 20GB, Sound Card, DirectX 9.0 device or higher, CD/DVD drive Keyboard, Mouse. System requirements:Processor: minimum 1.0Ghz, Memory: minimum 1.0 GB, HDD: minimum 16GB for 32bit version & 20GB for 64bit version, Sound Card, DirectX 9.0 device or higher, CD/DVD drive Keyboard, Mouse.

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Comes with Internet Explorer 6 Comes with Internet Explorer 7 Comes with Internet Explorer 8

4.

Regular Windows Search available. Instant Search option available from Start button. Instant Search option available from Start button.

5.

Aero option not available. Aero option available. Aero option available.

6.

Play To available

7.

Remote Media streaming

8.

Windows Touch available.

9.

Snap, Peek & Shake options available.

10.

Workgroup available Workgroup available HomeGroup available.

11.

Windows Defender not available. Windows Defender available (to protect against spyware etc.) Windows Defender available (to protect against spyware etc.)

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BitLocker not available BitLocker available (to encrypt and virtually lock sensitive data.) BitLocker available (to encrypt and virtually lock sensitive data.)

13.

Compatibility Mode available for compatibility with older versions like Win 98, ME, 2000 etc. Compatibility Mode available for backward compatibility as in Win XP. Windows XP mode available to run Windows XP compatible applications.

14.

Sleep & Resume option available. Sleep & Resume option available. Fast Sleep & Resume option available.

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Provides better Power Management and extends time between laptop battery recharges.

16.

Comes with DirectX 9.0 Comes with DirectX 11 (for better gaming and graphics.) Comes with DirectX 11 (for better gaming and graphics.)

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Better Parental Controls. Better Parental Controls.

18.

Pin applications, files etc to Taskbar or Jump Lists so you can find them easily and open them quicker.
19. Jump Lists – for frequently used applications and files etc.
20. Windows Live Movie Maker available – to turn photographs and videos into great movies and slide shows and also share it online or on a DVD. Windows Live Movie Maker available – to turn photographs and videos into great movies and slide shows and also share it online or on a DVD.
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