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Windows 7: Does the edition of Windows7 effect performance?

25 Dec 2010   #1
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Does the edition of Windows7 effect performance?

I know home, personal, ultimate etc, come with certain options that a user may or may not want.

But what i want to know is if there are any performance changes in using a specific edition.

For instance in my case, I'm a gamer, I run several programs at a time always, Stream media to my PS3 from my Windows 7 machine through my router, and most of the basics (email,etc)

If their IS an effect on performance, what would be best for me? Ultimate, Professional, Etc...

Thanks for all of your input


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25 Dec 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You need to do a bit of research. Try this Which one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows
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25 Dec 2010   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There is some ram limits between different 64 bit versions home basic 8 gig...home premium 16 gig....pro ultimate 192 gig
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25 Dec 2010   #4
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
There is some ram limits between different 64 bit versions home basic 8 gig...home premium 16 gig....pro ultimate 192 gig
Good information from the last 2 replies.

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

They both show ass requiring 2GB of ram. When you say Basic 8gig, Home Premium 16-gig, pro/ultimate 192gig.... your talking about HDD space? I checked here

Windows 7 Home Premium Delivers Entertainment & Added Security

and there are no differences of HDD space unless your downloading it online instead of using the CD, even if your using the 64bit version.

Just trying to clarify what you mean. Or do you mean
.8GB ram for Home Basic?
1.6GB for Home Premium?
1.92 GB for Ultimate?

Thanks for your response.
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25 Dec 2010   #5
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
There is some ram limits between different 64 bit versions home basic 8 gig...home premium 16 gig....pro ultimate 192 gig
When you say Basic 8gig, Home Premium 16-gig, pro/ultimate 192gig.... your talking about HDD space?
What Ivan is mentioning are the maximum amounts of RAM each version can use. Depending on the programs you run, this can affect performance. However, for 99% of Win 7 users, currently, 8 GB will more than suffice. Obviously, it never hurts to have more RAM and some users do need it.

Heck, even if I didn't need it, and the motherboard and OS would use it, and I could afford it, I'd max the RAM out!

Naturally, if you're running a 32 bit OS, you'll only be able to use 3.5 GB maximum so the above figures apply to the 64 bit version. Even then, most Win 7 users find the 32 bit version to be just as equal, performance-wise, to the 64 bit version in most cases.

To answer your question, in short: in most cases the version will not affect performance. But then, there are variables and the link provided by Golden should guide you well.
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25 Dec 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

[QUOTE=IaskQuestions;1147199]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Just trying to clarify what you mean. Or do you mean
.8GB ram for Home Basic?
1.6GB for Home Premium?
1.92 GB for Ultimate?

Thanks for your response.
Should be more like this (point confusing some):

Ram memory:
-8Gb for Home Basic
-16Gb for Home Premium
-192Gb for Pro & Ultimate.

No HDD Drive space here...Just the Ram Memory

Ram prices are going down lately and prices are now quite reasonable for grabbing 8Gb (2x4Gb) from Home Basic to Pro version on Laptop and for those Desktop based 16Gb should be nice...on all x64bits!

And in the same forum section:
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...omparison.html
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25 Dec 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
I know home, personal, ultimate etc, come with certain options that a user may or may not want.

But what i want to know is if there are any performance changes in using a specific edition.

For instance in my case, I'm a gamer, I run several programs at a time always, Stream media to my PS3 from my Windows 7 machine through my router, and most of the basics (email,etc)

If their IS an effect on performance, what would be best for me? Ultimate, Professional, Etc...

Thanks for all of your input
No, performance will be the same. The OP asked a simple question. The answers have been anything but.
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25 Dec 2010   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
There is some ram limits between different 64 bit versions home basic 8 gig...home premium 16 gig....pro ultimate 192 gig
Good information from the last 2 replies.

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

They both show ass requiring 2GB of ram. When you say Basic 8gig, Home Premium 16-gig, pro/ultimate 192gig.... your talking about HDD space? I checked here

Windows 7 Home Premium Delivers Entertainment & Added Security

and there are no differences of HDD space unless your downloading it online instead of using the CD, even if your using the 64bit version.

Just trying to clarify what you mean. Or do you mean
.8GB ram for Home Basic?
1.6GB for Home Premium?
1.92 GB for Ultimate?

Thanks for your response.
What mikedl said.....ie You build a computer, having deep pockets, you instal 24 gigs of ram....you instal Windows home premium, boot up go to check your ram....bam!...16 gig???? What happened? It's a limit built in the os...it will not see more than 16 gig no matter what is really there...

I try to never download software especially critical stuff like the os. I like to have a nice shinny disk to lock in my fire box.
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25 Dec 2010   #9
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
There is some ram limits between different 64 bit versions home basic 8 gig...home premium 16 gig....pro ultimate 192 gig
When you say Basic 8gig, Home Premium 16-gig, pro/ultimate 192gig.... your talking about HDD space?
What Ivan is mentioning are the maximum amounts of RAM each version can use. Depending on the programs you run, this can affect performance. However, for 99% of Win 7 users, currently, 8 GB will more than suffice. Obviously, it never hurts to have more RAM and some users do need it.

Heck, even if I didn't need it, and the motherboard and OS would use it, and I could afford it, I'd max the RAM out!

Naturally, if you're running a 32 bit OS, you'll only be able to use 3.5 GB maximum so the above figures apply to the 64 bit version. Even then, most Win 7 users find the 32 bit version to be just as equal, performance-wise, to the 64 bit version in most cases.

To answer your question, in short: in most cases the version will not affect performance. But then, there are variables and the link provided by Golden should guide you well.
Man. These replies are awesome.

I have experienced an issue in the passed where the ram i had installed on an XP machine wasn't showing up, i was missing like a gig and half or something. Then after researching I realized it was a limitation of the operating system. I think i installed vista 64 or something...

I'm just a gamer so i think with pro or ultimate i will be fine for a LONG time. From my experience people who makes music need a lot of RAM but i'm not sure if even then it comes close to what ultimate can handle.

Now MacGyver stated there will be no performance difference but there are less features in the pro vs ultimate. Maybe the differences are so small no noticeable amount in performance will be noticed? Thats what i'm guessing...
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25 Dec 2010   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Windows 7 is Windows 7....the higher editions just have extra features.
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