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Windows 7: Can I install games on windows 7 professional?

10 Sep 2016   #1
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can I install games on windows 7 professional?

I'm planning to buy windows 7 professional. Just want to know If I can install games like NBA 2k16?


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10 Sep 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course.

NBA 2K16 on Steam
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10 Sep 2016   #3
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Haha. Thought it was strictly "professional".
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10 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The windows version hardly matters
It's the hardware inside the computer that makes the difference on how well a game works so make note of the Recommended system spec's the games quotes before buying the game
Minimum system requirements too.

Fill in your system spec's page with the link above my signature so we might see at a glance what you have.

The only advantage Pro version has is it has group policy for other users on the same machine and I believe can allow more memory but again that is also a mother board restriction too.

You can game just as good on Home premium.
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10 Sep 2016   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

This is a common misconception regarding Home, Pro or Enterprise versions of Windows. The base OS is the same for all versions. However, the Pro and Enterprise versions include additional modules that the majority of users don't have any need for.

Lots of people pay extra to get the Pro version thinking it's higher performance or somehow better when in fact, it isn't. For the most part, if you don't need to join a domain or need to be able to use different languages, you will be perfectly fine with the Home version.

When a company's IT department installs Windows on a machine for work purposes, they may choose to not install any games and may block a user from installing games, but the OS is still fully capable of playing games (provided the hardware is up to par).
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10 Sep 2016   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Michkelo View Post
Haha. Thought it was strictly "professional".
Not really. It just means something along the lines of "includes features meant for professional use", but in fact any version can be used for anything. Even the server editions (2008 R2) are perfectly capable of gaming, as long as the hardware allows.

But in short yes, you can play games in it as everyone else said.
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11 Sep 2016   #7
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. Strollin, I was hoping to get Home Premium however it's been phased out here in the Philippines. They only retained the Professional version. Everywhere is just Windows 8 and 10 and I hate them!
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11 Sep 2016   #8
Michkelo

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Trashzone you can check out my specs
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11 Sep 2016   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Nothing wrong with Windows 10. I've gained gaming performance on this OS.
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11 Sep 2016   #10
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Lots of people pay extra to get the Pro version thinking it's higher performance or somehow better when in fact, it isn't.
If you want proof of this, look at the piracy end of things. When they're not paying, pirates always go for Win7 Ultimate thinking they're getting 'the best version' - aka 'bragging rights'.

I've been reading this forum for years and whenever a fake mgadiag turns up, nine times out of ten it's Ultimate - invariably on a decrepit old POS machine. In fact, whenever I read an activation thread and it's about a $10 laptop sporting $300 Windows Ultimate (original price), I think - I know where this is going . . .
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