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Windows 7: Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

19 Aug 2010   #1

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Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?

JordanJP

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19 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome Jordan

Here is the comparison of the editions
Which one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

and

Compare Windows 7 Editions
No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

I will say that for most Home Premium is more than enough, except in special situations.
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
No one, but you can answer the question
That should be the standard answer, considering how often this question is asked.

To the OP...think about it for a second. We don't know your budget (you could be a millionaire, or out of work). Anyone can google the differences between the versions, so you need to decide if it is worth it or not....not us.

If the group policy editor is the only different that matters to you, I can't see spending any money on that.

On a side note, if you tell us why you need the group policy editor, maybe we can suggest another way to change whatever it is you want to change.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?

JordanJP
From what I remember from Microsoft is that Pro and Ultimate are very similar except for the price tag...

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional & Ultimate Editions

It's up to you whether Professional would be better for you. Group Policy Editor is one small feature which made me decide Pro over HP. I also noticed that Professional installs faster than HP on my machines when done as clean installs. Keep in mind: Professional does not have any of those Microsoft games turned on if that matters to you.

The only advice I can give is stick with HP for now. If in the future you want to upgrade to Ultimate, then go out and get Professional...
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless you need the ability to use the group policy editor, need to have Remote Desktop access to your computer, and/or need to connect to a domain, you don't really need 7 Professional, especially since you already have Home Premium.

And with Ultimate, adding to what Professional gave you, you get Aero over Remote Desktop, BranchCache, DirectConnect (VPN), BitLocker, AppLocker, and the access to the language packs for Windows 7. Usually I recommend people get Home Premium and if they want to be power users, Professional but apart from that, unless you want bragging right or just must have every feature, I rarely recommend Ultimate. But again, the decision is up to you and if you want to fork over the money.
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19 Aug 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate edition
 
 

Trust me ....ultimate is a waste of cash...i upgraded my hardware at a very high price to get ultimate, and it cant even run 2 NICs at the same time... waste of cash,

i should have bought basic...
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20 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ejecthunter View Post
Trust me ....ultimate is a waste of cash...i upgraded my hardware at a very high price to get ultimate, and it cant even run 2 NICs at the same time... waste of cash,

i should have bought basic...
Basic? Why that and not Home Premium?
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20 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ejecthunter View Post
Trust me ....ultimate is a waste of cash...i upgraded my hardware at a very high price to get ultimate, and it cant even run 2 NICs at the same time... waste of cash,

i should have bought basic...
You're probably not doing it right because I've run 2 NICs at the same time in both Ultimate and Professional.
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20 Aug 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ejecthunter View Post
Trust me ....ultimate is a waste of cash...i upgraded my hardware at a very high price to get ultimate, and it cant even run 2 NICs at the same time... waste of cash,

i should have bought basic...
Basic? Why that and not Home Premium?

its cheaper...
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20 Aug 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ejecthunter View Post
Trust me ....ultimate is a waste of cash...i upgraded my hardware at a very high price to get ultimate, and it cant even run 2 NICs at the same time... waste of cash,

i should have bought basic...
You're probably not doing it right because I've run 2 NICs at the same time in both Ultimate and Professional.

i failed to mention "2 Wireless NIC , connected to 2 seperate networks" i know its possible to do this with LAN but now wireless, if u have some idea please let me know. thanks
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