Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 (64-Bit, (OEM DVD)

Parallels Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1 & Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Kit (DVD)

Parallels Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1 & Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Kit (DVD)

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Parallels Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1 & Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Kit (DVD)

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  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac
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Run Windows and Mac operating systems side by side with the Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1 & Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Kit from B&H. Install Microsoft Windows 7 Professional on your Mac and use Parallels Desktop 11 to launch it.

The Professional edition of Windows 7 is designed to meet the needs of business and home users alike. It omits none of the features that are found in the Home Premium edition of the software. These include improved desktop navigation, improved speed, the Internet Explorer 8 web browser, Windows Media Center, and HomeGroup networking.

Efficiently operate virtual environments with the OEM CD-ROM version of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. This software lets you launch Windows applications right from your Mac desktop, or move your existing Windows files, documents, and other digital data directly to your Mac. You can also copy and paste apps between your Windows and Mac environments. Integrated Real-Time Virtual Disk Optimization efficiently manages the hard drive space your virtual machines occupy.

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 (64-Bit, (OEM DVD)

    Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 (64-bit, (OEM DVD) from Microsoft is the long-awaited successor to the ubiquitous Windows Vista operating system. Building upon Vista's impressive feature set, Windows 7 adds many features which simplify the way you use your PC, as well as the way that your PC connects to the world.

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. SP1 also includes new improvements to features and services in Windows 7, such as improved reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting.

    The Professional edition of Windows 7 is designed to meet the needs of business and home use alike. It omits none of the features that are found in the Home Premium edition of the software. These include improved desktop navigation, improved speed, the Internet Explorer 8 web browser, Windows Media Center, and HomeGroup networking.

    Features gained by moving up to the Professional edition include Windows XP Mode, which allows you to run legacy applications in a true virtualization of Windows XP. You'll also be able to join Domains, which is often a requirement for connecting to corporate networks. Finally, the Professional edition adds the ability to backup your system to a home or business network.

    This version of the software is meant to be installed on 64-bit systems.

    Note: The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version of Windows 7 can only be used with a single PC, and the license is non-transferable. Additionally, the software can't be used to upgrade a current version of Windows; it requires you to backup any data on your machine before you install it.

    Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year.

    User Interface Enhancements

    An improved taskbar allows you to launch programs and switch between them when they're open. You can pin any program to the taskbar, making it just a click away. Rearrange icons via clicking and dragging, Icons are bigger than in previous versions, making them easier to identify. Hover over an icon and view thumbnails of every file or window that is currently open in that program; hover over the thumbnail and see a full-screen preview of that window. Move the cursor away, and the preview disappears.
    Jump Lists allow you to quickly reach files with which you've been working. Simply right-click an application icon to see which files it has recently opened. You can even pin files to a Jump List, ensuring they always appear on it, allowing you to access frequently-used files with only a few clicks.

    Certain programs, including Windows Media Player, can pre-populate their Jump Lists with common tasks. You can play all of your music or resume the most recently played playlist via the Media Player Jump List. In Internet Explorer, frequently-visited and recently-visited websites will appear.
    There are numerous Desktop enhancements present in Windows 7. Snaps allows you to quickly grab a window and pull it to either edge of your screen, automatically resizing the window to occupy half of your screen.

    You can also quickly view gadgets, or grab a file from your desktop. Move your mouse to the lower right corner of your desktop and all open Windows will become transparent. Need to hide all but one window? Grab the one you would like to keep at the top and shake it, all other windows will hide. Shake the window again, and they'll return.
    Windows Search has been improved since its introduction in Windows Vista. You'll be able to find files, e-mail messages, and applications via the search box, conveniently located at the bottom of the Start menu. Simply enter a word or a string of letters from the file name: you'll receive an organized list of results.

    Search results are organized by file type. Programs, items in your control panel, documents, music, and photos that match your search will be grouped together by file type. You can further customize search results via filters: filter by creation date, document author, and more.
    Windows 7 includes Internet Explorer 8, the latest iteration of Microsoft's popular web browser. Rendering web pages much faster than previous versions, IE8 includes an address bar, search tabs, and a Favorites bar to help you better navigate the web.

    Instant Search starts returning results as soon as you start typing your query. In addition to searching the web, the search also looks through your browsing history, making it easier to locate a previously-visited page. There is no need to wait for a search to complete if you see your result beforehand: simply click on the page you'd like to visit and IE will take you there.

    Accelerators allow you to highlight any part of a web page, and feed it into a frequently-used service as a search. See an address on a web page? Highlight it, and use an Accelerator to immediately display a map. You'll have access to Accelerators for e-mail, eBay, Facebook, blogging, mapping, search, translation, and more.

    IE8 also supports Web Slices. Allowing you to capture only a portion of a web site, you can create web slices for auction items, sports scores, weather reports, and more. When the content contained in the slice changes, it will be highlighted in your Favorites Bar.
    Device management has been greatly enhanced in Windows 7. Rather than spreading devices across several different screens, as had been done in previous versions of Windows, you'll be able to access all of your devices from one screen. The Devices and Printers screen will allow you to manage all of your printers, phones, peripherals, MP3 players, and other devices.

    Windows 7 also features Device Stage technology. Use Device Stage to interact with any compatible device that is connected to your computer. You'll be able to view device status, and run common tasks from a single window. Device icons reflect the type of peripheral, allowing you to easily see what is connected.
    While most folks with multiple computers already have a home network setup for Internet sharing, it is often difficult to share other files between computers. Enter HomeGroup. You'll be able to use this function to more easily setup a home network, allowing you to share printers and files among all of the computers in your home.
    Joining networks can often cause a headache, especially for users who have access to different networks in different locations. Whether it be a corporate network, a VPN, your home Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, or dial-up, all of your networks are visible in the View Available Networks (VAN) window. You'll have one-click access to any available network, and you can configure automatic connection to frequently-used networks.

    Performance and Compatibility

    Windows 7 is optimized so that PCs start up, shut down, and resume from standby faster than previous versions. Added features, including the aforementioned Taskbar and Jump Lists, allow you to complete common tasks. You'll be able to use the Action Center to control how the OS notifies you of systems changes. Windows 7 helps you recover from problems when they occur, walking you through the steps necessary to address common issues.
    Mobile computers rely on an all-too-often anemic battery for power. Windows 7 features a number of power-saving enhancements, designed to prolong battery life. Adaptive display brightness dims a display when you've been away from your PC, and playing DVD movies requires less power than in previous versions of Windows.
    We all have existing hardware and software, and it is essential that they work with a new operating system as well as they did with the old. Most devices that work with Windows Vista will work with windows 7. Microsoft has implemented a "Compatible with Windows 7" program, which allows manufacturers to place a logo on devices and applications that are compatible with the OS. You'll also be able to run many productivity and business applications that carry the Windows XP logo. Additional software to do so is available as a free download from Microsoft.
    In past versions, Windows would notify you via a pop-up or other message if there was something that needed attention on your computer. Instead of using intrusive pop-up messages, Windows 7 simply adds an icon to the Action Center.

    Entertainment Features

    Windows Media Center allows you to watch TV, movies, and other types of video on your computer. When used with TV tuner hardware, it allows you to record television programming. It features a streamlined programming guide, which contains both standard and digital HD program lists.
    With more and more media becoming available in digital formats, it is often desirable to stream media from your PC to your home theater. Windows 7 simplifies streaming, making it much easier to send media to compatible networked media devices.
    Windows Media Player features a "Play To" feature, which allows you to push media to a compatible network device, while maintaining playback control from your computer. Typing away on the laptop and in the mood to listen to some music, but not through a pair of tinny computer speakers? Play To can send music to a networked stereo, Xbox 360, or other compatible device. You'll have full control over playback from the familiar Windows Media Player interface.
    In a perfect world you could keep all of your movies, music, and photos on every computer you own. However, we all know that notebook hard drives are not always spacious enough to allow for this. With Windows 7, you can access media stored on your home computer from your laptop via the Internet. Simply connect to your home PC remotely and listen to music, view pictures, or watch videos over the Internet. Both systems must be using Windows 7, of course.
    Windows Live Essentials, a free download for Windows 7 users, adds several features that were present in Windows Vista, but have been omitted from Windows 7. It adds supports for multiple e-mail accounts, digital photo editing, instant messaging, and online security.
    Windows 7 adds support for touch-screen computers, including those that support multi-touch gestures. Larger, touch-friendly icons are present throughout the OS. Interact directly with the OS and applications via touch: control media playback, scroll through documents and web pages, resize windows, and pan and zoom across large photos.

    Multi-touch technology allows you to control the screen with more than one finger. You can zoom in on an image by moving 2 fingers closer together, in a pinching motion, or zoom out by moving them apart. Rotate an image by rotating 1 finger around another, and right-click by holding 1 finger on your target and tapping the screen with a second.

    Service Pack 1

    The included SP1 / Service Pack 1 is a Windows update package that helps make the software more reliable. It includes previously released security, performance and stability updates for Windows 7. SPI provides improvements to features and services in Windows 7, including better reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing with the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after a restart.
    UPC: 885370720679
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)

    Run Windows on your Mac with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. With support for Windows 10 as well as being ready for Mac OS X El Capitan, Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac can run both Windows and Mac applications side by side. You can also switch from your PC to your Mac because Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac makes it easy to get all your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more via the setup assistant. You can also reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. If you have Windows 10 installed with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, you can take advantage of Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana, for both Windows and Mac applications.

    Select productivity, games, design, or development, and Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac will optimize your virtual machine settings and performance for you. Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac doesn't just run Windows on your Mac. In addition to Mac OS X and Windows, Parallels Desktop 11 also supports Linux and Google Chrome OS.

    Windows 10

    An onscreen guide walks you through upgrading a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 virtual machine to Windows 10.
    Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, even when your Windows 10 virtual machine isn't the front-most application.
    When running Windows 10, the Action Center has an icon in the OS X Menu Bar, so you won't miss messages from Windows.

    Optimized for Longer Battery Life

    Battery life is extended up to 15% in office and heavy 3D graphics scenarios.
    Travel Mode extends battery life by temporarily shutting down resource-intensive services running in the VM.


    Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 startup and shutdown are up to 50% faster.
    Operations with files in Windows are improved (the PassMark disk test shows up to 20% improvement).
    Operations with files moving from Mac to Windows and vice versa are up to 5% faster.
    Suspending a virtual machine is up to 20% faster.
    Improved network performance in certain scenarios.


    OS X Quick Look for Windows apps: Quickly preview a Windows file before opening it, just as you would on the Mac.
    "Open Recent" was added to the menu when right clicking Dock icons of popular Windows applications.
    "New Document," "New Spreadsheet," and "New Presentation" were added to the menu when right clicking Dock icons of Microsoft Office and some other apps.
    Resuming a virtual machine can be canceled while in process.
    "Open in Windows" was added when right clicking Mac files.
    When you open a Mac file in a Windows VM, a notification gives you the option to set files of that type to always open in the Windows application.
    Printing from Windows using a printer shared from OS X allows you to adjust paper size and select one- or two-side printing using the OS X Page Setup dialogue.
    Quickly lookup a word or preview a file in Windows using a Force Touch trackpad.

    Other Added Features

    OS X Location sharing with Windows virtual machines
    Automatic synchronization of the volume setting of the virtual machine with the volume setting of the Mac.
    The "English Japanese (Apple) - Parallels" layout to support JIS keyboards.
    Create an OS X virtual machine from any OS X recovery partition.

    General Enhancements

    Improved support for Boot Camp virtual machines.
    Simplified virtual machine configuration interface.
    Virtual Machines with Snapshots enabled now support compacting.
    Automatic virtual machine Pause mode intelligence improvements.
    Switch to Coherence using a button in the virtual machine title bar
    Improved importing of third-party virtual machines.
    UPC: 846829004405
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 (64-Bit, (OEM DVD)
    Application Operating System
    Compatibility PC
    System Requirements Computer: 1 GHz
    Memory: 2 GB (64-bit)
    Available Disk Space: 20 GB (64-bit)
    Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    Additional requirements to use certain features:
    Internet access (fees may apply)
    Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
    For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
    Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
    HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
    DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
    BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
    BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
    Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1GB of RAM, an additional 15GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on
    Music and sound require audio output
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.2"
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (OEM)
    Operating System Requirements Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 or later
    Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
    System Requirements Processor
    Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    4 GB (8 GB recommended)
    850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
    Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies on operating system installed)
    Internet connection
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 5.0 x 0.1"
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