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Windows 7: Premium v. Professional versions quick question

26 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 HP x64
Premium v. Professional versions quick question

Want to do the pre-order today but i have a specific question for you guys regarding the different versions. I will need to connect to my office through a VPN and remote desktop connection, which i'm doing now when i decide to work from home, via Vista Ultimate. NOW, for Vista, the version descriptions said that you had to have Enterprise or Ultimate to connect to a VPN, but i have a laptop with Vista H.Premium that does the job the same as the Ultimate version on desktop.

SO, in 7, i see the same thing in the version descriptions: if you want to connect to a VPN, get the Professional version at least. BUT, can you not do the VPN connection with the premium version of 7? Can anyone confirm that for me please??

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26 Jun 2009   #2

vista x64

Maybe this can help answer your question Windows 7 Product Editions: A Comparison

Compare Windows 7 Editions
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26 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 HP x64

Thanks Sammy, that's a pretty expansive comparison table. So basically as long as i don't want to use the built in Windows remote desktop as the host, i'm fine. I can always use the free Teamviewer for that.....

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26 Jun 2009   #4

vista x64

No problem I'm glad that helped you get the information that you needed before spending any money. I don't use VPN so Icould not really answer your question just point you in the right direction for the information.
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26 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Thanks Sammy, you helps me out looks like there are some other items MS doesn't state on their front site about the differences.
For the price of Ultimate I would need to do the work I do looks like Im going to buy a TechNet account and save myself money in the long run.
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26 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 7100 x64

VPN connections TO a destination work fine in vista home premium, so it should also work in windows 7 home premium. You can even have people vpn into your pc. The main difference is people connecting TO your pc via rdp, or your pc joining a domain, in which case you need professional.
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