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Windows 7: which version os is better?

22 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 professional x86
which version os is better?

Hi i have one doubt about windows 7 products.

Which version is better in below addition ?

professional vs ultimate vs Enterprise edition?

I want a windows edition with all features like entertainment purpose,
gaming , education, security and mainly business purpose which one is better in above mentioned windows 7 editions?

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22 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Enterprise is only sold to large busniess i think.

Widnows Ultimate contains everything that Windows Home and Professional have plus a few extra features.

Professional has everything windows home has, and also has a few extras like XP mode. Professional is aimed at small busniess
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22 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 professional x86

Enterprise edition is better than ultimate or not?
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22 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Enterprise and Ultimate are the name. The only difference is Enterprise is for volume licensing. Unless you obsoletely need the small amount of features in Ultimate, save your money and get Professional. If you do not actually need the features provided by Professional, save your money and get Home Premium.

But somehow I don't think you are spending any money...
* You know what I'm referring to.
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22 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP

More info in this tutorial - Compare Windows 7 Editions
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22 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The best version is the one that fits your needs and your budgets. As an individual, forget about Enterprise. If this is a home PC, Home Premium may be a good fit, but no one will know but you. There are millions of graphs online comparing the versions, and you were linked to one above, so pick the one that's the best fit.
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22 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Personally, I use Ultimate. I am not sure I actually understand the need for all different editions. The fact that there is the Enterprise licensing scheme for corporations, that's fine. But the fact that all other, individual user editions all have different functionality actually confuses me, so I just go for the edition that has all the features. I have no problem disabling stuff that I don't need. But I do not want to find myself in a situation where some of the features are needed, but not available to me since I have a wrong edition. To me that's more important than the price difference between editions, which is not very high (I am not buying retail, really don't see a point of that since I am not building my PCs) on the scale of the whole system price. But that's just me. YMMV.
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22 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The charts take all the confusion out of it. A simple glance through the charts will show that 99% of the people would be wasting money to go with Ultimate, unlike Vista. With Vista, if you needed Media Center and domain support, you had to go Ultimate. Not so with Windows 7. Most at home users with no need for domain support would be just fine with Home Premium. There aren't many features missing from Pro or Home Premium that Ultimate brings, especially at a higher cost. That extra money can be put towards an extra 4 GB of memory, a larger hard drive, a better video card etc.

The only confusing part is why people think others, especially strangers on an internet forum, will know their needs and be able to recommend a version.
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22 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm going to chime in and agree that for many and most people, Home Premium works and for those who need a few extras (like remote desktop or XP Mode), then Professional fits the bill. Unless you need things like AppLocker, BitLocker, Distributed Branch Cache, subsystem for Unix applications, or the Multilingual language pack...then you likely are paying more for stuff you won't this is what Ultimate provides for you.

As a consumer, you cannot purchase enterprise. This is reserved for volume license customers only. For consumers, who feel they need the features provided by Enterprise, you can purchase Ultimate. This page provides a really nice overview and a good chart breakdown of those feature differences.
Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One tidbit worth noting, is that Ultimate has a shorter supported life cycle than Enterprise or Professional. I'm unsure why this is the case, since they are essentially the same OS. But Professional and Enterprise (which is what businesses would use) are supported by MS until 2020, while the Home Premium and Ultimate versions are only supported through 2015.

If you look at my system specs you will see that I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. And the ONLY reason for this is that Microsoft gave away free copies of Windows 7 Ultimate at the "New Efficiency" launch parties and that is what I am using. Had I purchased with my own money, I would have gone Windows 7 Professional without a doubt (As I use XP Mode and want remote desktop).
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22 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The only reason I'm running Ultimate is because of my TechNet sub. I'd go Home Premium if I was actually buying it for myself ($99 for an OEM license), and I'd use something like VirtualBox to handle my VM needs.
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