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Windows 7: Home Premium and Backup


02 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Home Premium and Backup

Does Home Premium have the image backup that professional and ultimate has?


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02 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it does. I think the only significant difference is where you can place the backups. On Pro and Ultimate, you can put images on a network drive.
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02 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yes, it does. I think the only significant difference is where you can place the backups. On Pro and Ultimate, you can put images on a network drive.
Isn't that a bit of an overkill on MS's part (trying to get us to pay more in order to back up to a Network drive)?
What's to prevent one from backing up locally and then moving the back-up file to a Mapped NETWORK DRIVE?
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02 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Nothing. However, there are other differences, not related to the backup feature, between the various versions. But for the vast majority of people, Home Premium has everything one would reasonably need. Nice of MS to make HP so full featured, don't you think?
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02 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Not really, some people need XP mode and it is not in Premium.
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02 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Not really, some people need XP mode and it is not in Premium.
YES IT IS!!! The licensed copy is not included you have to use your own. By XP Mode as they call it, is nothing more then the tools you install in the virtual machine. And that VM could be XP, Vista, or even 7.
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03 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

XP mode as in one you download from Microsoft which you cannot from Premium.
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03 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

No but you can install the MS Virtual PC or Machine which you have to do to install XP Mode anyway and then, what I think he's saying is that you can then install a virtual XP machine with your own copy (and key) for XP, which is basically the same thing as XP Mode. Just a different route of installation and you have to have your own valid copy/key of XP.
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03 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
XP mode as in one you download from Microsoft which you cannot from Premium.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
No but you can install the MS Virtual PC or Machine which you have to do to install XP Mode anyway and then, what I think he's saying is that you can then install a virtual XP machine with your own copy (and key) for XP, which is basically the same thing as XP Mode. Just a different route of installation and you have to have your own valid copy/key of XP.
Aye that is what I was trying to say Harpua, thanks.

XP Mode does not equal the copy of Windows XP you get if you have Pro or Ultimate. XP Mode is the virtualization addons you install in the virtual guest OS. If you have your own copy of Windows XP or Vista or 7 you can install it in Virtual PC, install the addons and get the integration.
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03 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Is VMware workstation considered better than the MS virtualization stuff?
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