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Windows 7: Okay Gamers; I need some information.

13 May 2016   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Okay Gamers; I need some information.

I'm seeing a lot of gamers with BSOD and many of them are using Windows 7 Ultimate.

I have never used Ultimate and I'm not a gamer,so my questions are; Why do many gamers use Ultimate. Is Ultimate a better Windows 7 for gaming?

I personally don't see why Ultimate would be better for games but then again I'm not a gamer.




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13 May 2016   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It's because of RAM limitations and features Ultimate has to offer (Unless they bootlegged it..You know?)



And According to my research, an average gamer would have 4-8GB of RAM installed in their computer. 16 GB is for those who will game and do video editing. In some cases however, they'd get 32GB so that's why they'll purchase the Ultimate version of Windows 7. Also, some people that has 4-8GB of RAM in their computer would rather get that version for future RAM upgrades.
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14 May 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I've noticed just by the posts on the forums that Ultimate is more common in Europe and the UK. Maybe that has to do with pricing, or a sales strategy by MS.

Or maybe they are just pirated versions. Hard to say...

Personally, I don't see a difference between Ultimate and Pro when it comes to playing games, and other than the memory cap on Home Premium, there should be no difference there, too.
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14 May 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Besides the language packs and some business perks ultimate is just more bloated than pro.
But pirates love ultimate I would image for the language perks more than anything.
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16 May 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the replies.
So I think it's fare to say; Ultimate is not a better operating system for gamers.
Four to eight GB of ram is more than enough for games.
Windows 7 Home Premium and above will work the same for gaming.

**Correction**
I do play a game; Chess but I don't think that makes me a gamer. Both of my system handle Chess quite well.
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16 May 2016   #6
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote:
Four to eight GB of ram is more than enough for games.
Sure, but you want to have enough to spare to run a comfortably sized RAMdisk!

OT: I went with Pro because Home Premium doesn't have Remote Desktop "server" support. I saw no benefit in "upgrading" to ultimate.
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17 May 2016   #7
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I went with Ultimate more so because a friend used to work for Microsoft and hooked me up with it but the most RAM I have had on my gaming rigs is16 GBs. I now only use 8 GBs.
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18 May 2016   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just to add: Some users may have been using a bootlegged cut version of Windows 7 Ultimate (Windows sounds removed). It's known to cause problems.
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24 May 2016   #9
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

There are very few differences between Ultimate and Pro. The ones that do exist are not used by the majority of people. For most of us, Pro and Ultimate are the same thing. I think some people use Ultimate for a status symbol, or because they can get an illegal copy. I have it and use it because I got it for free. I can assure you I would never pay for it, Pro would be fine. However, there are differences between Home Premium and Pro/Ultimate that matter.

Don't worry Jack. your computer could run any game out there and then some. Try it, you'll like it.
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25 May 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You are correct Jack, Ultimate is no better then any other version for gaming.

Your chess game will run fine with Pro
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