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Windows 7: 10 Versions of Windows 8

04 Mar 2012   #1
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 
10 Versions of Windows 8

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Will Microsoft ship ten versions of Windows 8? Files in the registry within the consumer preview imply it will.

The Windows 8 Beta blog revealed that a number of registry keys hinting at different Windows 8 versions can be found in the system registry. PCMag.com was able to confirm the blog's findings by using RegEdit on the one of the product entries.
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I think 10 versions is a bit over the top now Microsoft.
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04 Mar 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

10 versions means 10 cash flow options.

Rich
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04 Mar 2012   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i'll be still buying the Top version
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04 Mar 2012   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

completely makes sense to me, how many OS'es run on ARM processors? only mobile, so a new OS is needed, you can't just port, so make it beside the original and it's a win/win situation
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04 Mar 2012   #5
Trucidation

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the article
The new Windows 8 versions appear to be:
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation Edition
  • Windows 8 Home Basic Edition
  • Windows 8 Home Premium Edition
  • Windows 8 Prerelease ARM Edition
  • Windows 8 Prerelease Edition
  • Windows 8 Professional Edition
  • Windows 8 Professional Plus Edition
  • Windows 8 Starter Edition
  • Windows 8 Ultimate Edition
To be fair, they did say this isn't the finalized lineup. It's also fairly obvious we aren't going to be concerned with anything with "pre-release" in the name, and most people won't likely be bothering with "starter" or "enterprise" editions either.

That leaves us with home basic/premium, pro/pro plus, and ultimate. Not all that different from Win7 really. I'm curious about the pro edition split, but that's about it.
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06 Mar 2012   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post



I'm curious about the pro edition split, but that's about it.
Ditto.
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06 Mar 2012   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing Windows 8 get delayed for about 3 years as I'm perfectly happy and content with Windows 7.
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17 Apr 2012   #8
RennieBennie

OS X 10.7 / Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing Windows 8 get delayed for about 3 years as I'm perfectly happy and content with Windows 7.
Everyone is happy with Windows 7, and in my opinion Windows 8 is a step back. The Metro interface looks great on tablets, but is completely useless on desktop computers. Windows 8 will only be released in four versions, which is a bit better than the six of Windows 7.
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17 Apr 2012   #9
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

10 versions of fail
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