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Since October 31, 2013, Windows 7 is no longer available in retail (except for the Professional edition preinstalled):
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version and does not include the Windows Aero theme. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict users of this edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Basic was available in "emerging markets", in 141 different countries. Some Windows Aero options are excluded along with several new features. Home Basic, along with other editions sold in emerging markets, include geographical activation restriction, which requires users to activate Windows within a certain region or country.
Windows 7 Home Premium
This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and multi-touch support.
Windows 7 Professional
This edition is targeted towards enthusiasts and small-business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include support for up to 192 GB of Random-access memory (increased from 16 GB), operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, backup to a network location, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode, Software Restriction Policies (but not the extra management features of AppLocker) and Windows XP Mode.
Windows 7 Enterprise
This edition targeted the enterprise segment of the market and was sold through volume licensing to companies which have a Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface(MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIXapplication support. Not available through retail or OEMchannels, this edition is distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the operating of diskless nodes (diskless PCs) and activation via VLK.
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike the Enterprise edition, it was available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users are able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition does not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features as Microsoft had stated.
All editions will receive Mainstream Support (new features and bug fixes) until January 2015 and Extended Support (security updates) until January 2020.
Download and use an app called Windows 7 Shortcuts.
Shortcuts Included: Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized Partially Included: Win+Space: Note from the developer: AHK won't allow multiple windows to be made transparent easily. Therefore, I've changed it to make the active window transparent until it is released.
Via : Lifehacker. Download : Windows 7 Shortcuts
You may notice occasionally that your MSN or Hotmail/Windows Live account has been locked by Microsoft. Due to this, you are unable to login to your email account. You may not even access your Windows Live Messenger. This typically occurs when your account was compromised. Someone may have hacked into your account or stolen your password. Windows Live offers a systematic process to recover and unlock your account. You will need an alternate email address to perform this task.
Navigate to Windows LiveID Account Recovery help page. Read the instructions and click "Continue" twice. Type an alternative email address in the box under Contact Email Address. Click "Continue." Log in to your alternate email account. Open the email from "Windows Live." Click the link provided to you in the email. This will take you to the password recovery process. Type a new password and retype it to confirm. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset. Try to log in to your MSN account using any of the MSN products, including Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger. You will be able to access your MSN account.
Windows Live is a group of services offered by Microsoft on the Internet and through mobile Web browsers. Users can sign up for Windows Live and access all of the services, including a calendar, messenger, social groups and parental controls. When signing up for Windows Live, new users can choose to create a free Live.com email address.
Navigate to the Windows Live sign-up page. https://accountservices.passport.net/reg.srf?bk=1245529554&cru=http://login.live.com/login.srf&sl=1&vv=650&lc=1033 Type a screen name in the "Windows Live ID" box and click "Check Availability" to see if the name is in use. Choose the name carefully as this will be your email address. Choose "live.com" in the drop-down menu next to the "Windows Live ID" box. Fill Out the rest of the information on the sign-up page and click "I Accept" to complete the registration of your live.com email address. Click "Mail" on your profile page to access your new live.com email account. Hope this helps.
Don't complicate just download an image from whatever website, or a backup from a friend, and your computer have a sticker on it with your serial number know also as Microsoft COA (Certificate Of Authenticity), just make sure to download the right Windows 7 version, and when it ask for your serial number go ahead and write down the serial on the sticker.
If you click on the arrow to the right of the NEW tab, on the contacts screen, you get a drop down menu. chose "email Message", it should bring up a blank email with no email address. I just did it to be sure and it works for me. If you hit the Email tab, you will get a blank screen with the highlighted name in the "TO" line.
You might not be looking at your inbox. Particularly with Windows Live Hotmail's new interface, it's easy to overlook which mail folder you might have selected. If you've accidentally clicked on a folder that has nothing it, like "Drafts", it might appear that your inbox is empty. Before panicking, click on the "Inbox" icon on the left to make sure you're looking where you think you are. This also clears "full message view" which can obscure the list of messages in your inbox. You've selected a display filter. Next to the "Sort by" item in the Windows Live Hotmail column header is a small icon that allows you to "Show only messages..." that meet a criteria. For example you could elect to show only messages that have an attachment. If there are none, then your inbox will appear empty. Once again, clicking on the inbox icon to the left will clear the filter and show you all messages in your inbox. It just disappeared for reasons unknown. I hate to even have to include this as a possibility, but as best I can tell it happens. Recently it seemed to occur as accounts were switched from the old style MSN Hotmail to the new Windows Live Hotmail, but that should be over by now. Nonetheless, I've not been able to determine a common cause or reason. It just happens
You can try to contact customer support. The quickest route I found was this link: https://support.live.com/eform.aspx, and then click on Windows Live Hotmail. You can then submit a support request.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
you will have to setup you windows live on your hotmail first
Occasionally, you may have to change or reset the password for your Windows Live ID to sign in to Zune.net or to access your Zune account.
To change or reset the password for your Windows Live ID, follow these steps:
Visit the following Web page, and then click Forgot Your Password?:
Type your Windows Live ID, type the characters that appear in the Picture box, and then click Continue.
Click Send yourself a password reset e-mail message.
Click Send Message.
On the confirmation page, click Done.
Sign in to your e-mail account, and then click the link in the e-mail message to reset your password.
On the Confirm your e-mail address page, type your e-mail address, and then click Continue.
Type your new password two times, and then click Continue.
If you want to enter an "alternate" e-mail address, type the address two times, and then click Continue.
If you do not want to enter an "alternate" e-mail address, click Skip.
When you receive the "You've changed your password" message, click Done.For more information about Windows Live ID services, visit the following Windows Live ID Web site: