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The Microsoft Windows 7 SKU Strategy Revealed Rev. 5.2
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The Microsoft Windows 7 SKUs

Microsoft has finally finalized their SKU (stock keeping units) for the forthcoming Windows 7 operating system! Let's take a look at the choices Microsoft will be offering us, the consumers, when Windows 7 is launched. Let's start with some highlights of the finalized Windows 7 SKU strategy and finish it off with a summary of the Windows 7 SKUs.

Update @ May 6 : We added a new section on the final System Hardware Requirements for Windows 7. Check it out here!

Update @ May 16 : We added a new page detailing the hardware limitations for Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic SKUs for Small Notebook PCs. We also added some preliminary details on the pricing of Windows 7. Check it out here.. and here!

Update @ June 5 : We added a new page detailing the removal of the concurrent application limit from Windows 7 Starter Edition and the differences between Windows 7 Starter Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. We also updated the Windows 7 SKU Summary section.

Update @ June 20 : We added the latest Windows 7 Product Map as well as a new page detailing the new E and N versions of Windows 7!

Update @ June 22 : We added a small update on the issuance of new Blue and Rose PC COAs for Windows 7 Starter products, instead of the usual Green PC COAs. You can check it out here!

Latest Update @ August 12 : We added an update on the Maximum Hardware Requirements for Small Notebook PCs (Windows Starter Edition), as well as an update on the pricing of Windows 7 editions. Check out the updates here and here!


Windows 7 Product Map


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Windows 7 Product Map


Two Primary Versions


Specialized SKUs


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Windows 7 SKUs In Europe


Concurrent App Limit In Windows 7 Starter
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Max. Hardware Specs. For Small Notebook PCs
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Windows 7 SKU Summary


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