Windows 7 Enterprise VS Windows 7 Ultimate

September 2nd, 2009 | Tags:

When Windows Vista launched the top two flavours were Enterprise and Ultimate, with Windows 7 this is still the case…but wait there is a difference!

Previously Windows Vista Ultimate included Media Centre, whereas Vista Enterprise did not, Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate have an identical feature set with the only disguising factor being the licensing schema.

  • Windows 7 Ultimate uses standard retail keys
  • Windows 7 Enterprise uses corporate multiple activation keys (MAK) or key manager server (KMS)

So if you are interested in trying Windows 7 before you buy, the Enterprise edition is availableĀ as a 90 day trialĀ here (remember from a functional perspective it is the same as Ultimate)