Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade 64-Bit (Includes Software Assurance) (English)

SKU: LS-44524
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Windows 7 Enterprise is the enterprise-level version of the latest Microsoft operating system. It works best when used in an enterprise environment along with Windows Server 2008 R2. Its enterprise-specific enhancements include simplified remote network access and management, improved virtualization, expanded search capabilities, and better security. This 64-bit version operates on a computer with a 64-bit processor and 64-bit drivers.

This is an upgrade product. To install this operating system, you must have a licensed installation of one of the following operating systems on the device where you are installing the upgrade: Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate; Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC; Windows 2000 Professional; Windows NT Workstation 4.0; or Windows 98. You cannot upgrade from the Home editions of Windows XP or Windows Vista. Unless you are upgrading from Windows Vista, this installation requires a "clean install." This means that if the computer has an existing operating system, you must remove all operating system files and applications, install the system, and reinstall the applications.

Windows 7 Enterprise requires significant system resources, as detailed below. It is likely that PCs currently running an operating system older than Windows Vista might not be able to run Windows 7.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • Expanded search features allow users to search remote document repositories, SharePoint sites, and web applications in the same way they can search their desktops using the familiar Windows interface.
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption helps protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorized users who come into possession of an organization's computers.
  • The DirectAccess feature enhances the productivity of mobile workers by connecting them securely to their corporate network anytime they have Internet access — without the need for VPN. IT administrators can manage mobile computers by updating Group Policy settings and distributing software updates anytime the mobile computer has Internet connectivity.
  • Energy efficiency features enable IT staff to conserve energy by deploying a power management policy. New diagnostics, Idle Power Management, Active Power Management, and Wake on LAN for Remote Management features help IT professionals identify and resolve PC power management problems.

Important Volume Licensing Information: With Windows 7, organizations can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). Organizations will be provided with a Key Management Service (KMS) key for Windows 7 by default on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website; that is, this is the only type of key an organization will see unless they request a MAK.

A KMS key requires at least 25 computers on a network for activation. Organizations with fewer than 25 computers should request a MAK from the Volume Licensing website after receiving this product.

Acquiring the Installation Media and License Key: Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. Installation media will be shipped to you free of charge.

The license allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received donations for. This quantity is specified in the donation email sent to your organization email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received. A separate email will give you information about obtaining your license key.

Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.



  • 1-GHz (or higher) 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 2 GB or more RAM
  • 20 GB available hard-disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or later driver
  • DVD drive

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • For sound — audio output
  • For Windows XP Mode — an additional 1 GB RAM, an additional 15 GB available hard-disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
  • For some Windows Media Center functionality — a TV tuner and additional hardware
  • For Windows Touch Technology — touch screen
  • For HomeGroup file and printer sharing — networked PCs running Windows 7
  • For BitLocker data protection — Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
  • For BitLocker To Go data protection — USB flash drive

Product functionality and appearance might vary with system configuration.