Compared to Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Premium offers superior media capabilities thanks to included DVD video capabilities. It also offers better support for HomeGroup and Windows Aero.
People who want to create a media center likely want to opt for Windows 7 Home Premium over a less expensive version of the operating system, as the Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player included are more robust and easier to use with a remote control. Windows 7 Home Premium also offers better performance for memory-intensive operations due to its ability to support up to 16GB of RAM; Windows 7 Home Basic only supports 8GB in the 64-bit version.
More advanced versions of Windows 7 provide more advanced networking capabilities, making them popular for businesses. In addition, Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate support up to 192GB of RAM and two CPUs.
All versions of Windows 7 provide better performance than Windows Vista, especially when it comes to start-up time and file performance. Another benefit of Windows 7 is its popularity; as of mid-2015, more than 55 percent of Windows PCs run Windows 7, making it the most popular consumer operating system. This popularity ensures that most developers pay careful attention to the platform when developing software, which can lead to better performance and stability.