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Windows 7 Family Pack 

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Family pack explained

Windows 7 Family Pack allows you to upgrade up to three PCs running Windows XP or Windows Vista® to Windows 7 Home Premium. The package contains one disc with a license key that you can use on up to three machines in your household. The disc includes both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium—you can choose one or the other for all three PCs.

Product Overview

A great entertainment experience on your PC.

Enjoy your media from just about anywhere. Record your favourite programmes** and take them with you, along with your music, videos, and photos. Share media around your home. Or, stream everything from your home PC to your laptop. With Windows 7 Home Premium, you can enjoy all your entertainment, just about anywhere.

Windows 7 Family Pack Features

Windows 7 can make the things you do every day easier, with fewer clicks, fast searching, easy browsing, and simple ways to connect - now there's less between you and what you want to do. And when you've got more than one PC running Windows 7, it's a snap to set up a HomeGroup to share your files. Then all your family can share files or use a printer from anywhere in the house online with just a few clicks.

Take a look at these highlighted features in Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack:

    - Upgrade up to three PCs running XP and Vista to Windows 7

    - Package contains one disc with a license key that can be entered on as many as three machines

    - Enjoy a PC that works the way you want it to with better support for today's technologies, like 64-bit PC hardware and memory

    - Use HomeGroup to connect all your PCs running Windows 7 to a single printer

    - Find files quickly, compare documents side-by-side, or open your favourite file with just two clicks

    - Pause, rewind, and record Freeview TV, or use Windows Touch to interact with your PC in new ways***

    - Use Windows Media Player to stream music files on any compatible device connected to your home network

    - Easily change backgrounds, window colours, and sounds to reflect your personal style

    - Use Windows Search from the Start menu to quickly locate and open virtually any file on your PC—from documents to emails to songs—just by typing a word or two

    - Pin programs to the taskbar and rearrange the icons on the taskbar just by clicking and dragging

Before you buy

Before you buy or install Windows 7 on your PC:

Run Windows Upgrade Advisor to make sure your PC can run Windows 7.

Understand the upgrade process for your PC

Moving to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista Home Basic or Home Premium qualifies as an upgrade. All other paths, including a move from a 64-bit edition of Windows Vista to a 32-bit edition of Windows 7, require a more detailed re-installation process. For more information around the differences between an upgrade and an installation see here

Determine if 32 or 64-bit is right for you

Each package contains two disks: one with the 32-bit edition and one with the 64-bit edition of Windows 7. Please make sure you know which to install on your PC. The benefits of 64-bit are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system can, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently. Please note: if you are presently running 64-bit software on a PC running a 64-bit edition of Windows Vista and you move to a 32-bit edition of Windows 7, your 64-bit software may no longer work.

Use the Compatibility Center to ensure your other hardware and software will work with Windows 7.

System Requirements

You must have a genuine copy of either Windows XP or Vista running on the machines you wish to upgrade in order to use Family Pack

Processor Required

1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

Memory Required

1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

Hard disk

16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)

Video card

DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driver

Other

Additional requirements to use certain features:

Internet access (fees may apply)

Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware

For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required

Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware

HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7

DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive

Music and sound require audio output

Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware

For more information on Windows 7 and additional requirements please go here

If you are not using XP or vista but your system does meet the requirements above you can still enjoy windows 7 by buying the full version from here

Where to buy Windows 7 Family Pack

Windows 7 family pack is available from the Microsoft Store, selected branches of Currys.digital and PC World, amazon.co.uk, Dixons online, and PC World online

* Estimated Retail Price

** TV tuner required. TV License required for certain features.

*** Additional hardware may be required