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Windows 7: Question on Windows 7 Versions

01 Dec 2012   #1
Inaynl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Question on Windows 7 Versions

which version of windows 7 is lighter and good for gaming?


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01 Dec 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Inaynl View Post
which version of windows 7 is lighter and good for gaming?
Home premium would be my choice, but you can compare versions by visiting the following link;

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/14422-compare-windows-7-editions.html

HTH
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01 Dec 2012   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'd go with HP too.
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01 Dec 2012   #4
Lovus

Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I think you should use Windows 7 Ultimate .
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01 Dec 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

They're all the same. There is NO Lite version. Each install from all version contain all the same things.
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01 Dec 2012   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
They're all the same. There is NO Lite version. Each install from all version contain all the same things.
I'm not sure what you mean by "all version contain all the same things". There are features in Ultimate that aren't enabled or available in Home Premium. The files to run them are there but the features are disabled. That being said Installing Home Premium probably won't gain you any more free disk space than installing Ultimate. On the other hand, if those extra features aren't enabled/running, Home Premium may gain you a small increase in performance. I honestly don't know if its noticeable or even worth worrying about though. IMHO, If you don't need the extra features offered by Ultimate by Home Premium and save your self a few bucks.
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01 Dec 2012   #7
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Right they aren't "Enabled" in HP. Enabled is the key word here. All versions have the same things in them. In some versions things aren't Enabled that are in other versions. You can take any version of Win 7 and make a Universal install version out of it. All you need is the correct License Key to install and Enable the feature in each version. That is Except Enterprise. Which is only for Volume license.
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01 Dec 2012   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I guess it all depends on what you think the OP meant by "lighter". The install footprint or resources or both?
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01 Dec 2012   #9
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Actually I've never installed HP or Ultimate, I use Pro, so I don't really know if the actual space used is different. But if it is it is only by a few 100MBs or a GB at the most. As to sys resources I would think all versions use just about the same, again with little differences between them. IMHO not enough to really worry about. If you are running Win 7 on a system that you have to worry about the sys resources or the little difference in disk space used by the different versions (If there is any difference) then maybe you need a better system.
Just sayin.
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01 Dec 2012   #10
python134r

 

Years ago even up till Vista I would look for the version with the least amount of overhead, then kill all the services that were not being used and to top it off with a ton of registry hacks.

Life is alot easier these days, has been for some time, I think of the time I used to toil with the OS, let's not even go to hardware, it was like a second job or hehe, or having an affair...........

Home Premium is fine, I currently use Professional for there are some features I need [RDP]
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