Microsoft Windows 7 (Home, Upgrade) comparison

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Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium)

Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium)
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Price $80 to $309 at 3 stores $67 to $435 at 4 stores $76 to $298 at 2 stores $67 to $139 at 4 stores
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    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
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Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 90 reviews 3.5 stars out of 334 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 08, 2009 October 22, 2009 October 22, 2009 March 06, 2011
The Bottom Line Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now. Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
License Qty 1 PC
1 PC
1 PC
1 PC
Language(s) Info unavailable English
Info unavailable English
License Type Upgrade package
Complete package
Complete package
License and media
Product Description Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Upgrade package
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Complete package
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - Complete package
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - License and media
Licensing Details 32/64-bit
32/64-bit
32/64-bit
64-bit
Media DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
DVD-ROM
License Pricing Standard
Standard
Standard
OEM
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 - 64-bit
Package Type Retail
Retail
Retail
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