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Windows 7: Home Premium to Ultimate


16 Jul 2013   #1

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 
Home Premium to Ultimate

Is it worth the $100+/-? I have a second box with XP/SP3 running so XP mode isn't that big of selling point.

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16 Jul 2013   #3

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

i really don't think here's a need to go ULTIMATE now, i heard pro is better for home users, but idk why, just what i heard, and alot of modified builds are BASED ON pro idk why again, but, u never know.
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16 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The "Previous Versions of Files" tab in the Property Page in Ultimate is convenient. But you can get the functionality free by using Shadow Explorer freeware. You can go into a restore point and dig out individual files etc..

Afa group policy editor and that type of stuff.. only you know if you want to use them.

edit: if anyone installs multiple flavors of Windows 7 on multiple systems maybe you can speak to the fact/myth that the Windows 7 Ultimate installer may be smarter about putting only the files you need.. requiring a smaller footprint.
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16 Jul 2013   #5

 

Hmm, I've never seen anyone say Pro is better for home users. From those comparison charts, I don't see any home user who would benefit from Pro except for perhaps very advanced power users.
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16 Jul 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
The "Previous Versions of Files" tab in the Property Page in Ultimate is convenient. But you can get the functionality free by using Shadow Explorer freeware. You can go into a restore point and dig out individual files etc..

Afa group policy editor and that type of stuff.. only you know if you want to use them.

edit: if anyone installs multiple flavors of Windows 7 on multiple systems maybe you can speak to the fact/myth that the Windows 7 Ultimate installer may be smarter about putting only the files you need.. requiring a smaller footprint.
I have the Previous Versions tab in Home Premium.
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16 Jul 2013   #7

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

yeah, idk why, even ASUS ROG OS i think only comes as pro i believe
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16 Jul 2013   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redfang337 View Post
yeah, idk why, even ASUS ROG OS i think only comes as pro i believe
It's all about the money.
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16 Jul 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

If you don't need XP Mode, the ability to join a domain, or the need to address more than 16G of RAM, which are the major reasons to upgrade from Home Premium, then I would say that it wouldn't be worth it. However, as others have already said, only you can say whether it's worth to you or not.

The difference is features, the performance will be identical. Many of the features that are included in Ultimate can be supplied by 3rd party programs.
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16 Jul 2013   #10

w7 ult 32 and w7 hp 64 X 2
 
 

I have both but as I'm not a power user and don't need the language packs or extra encryption there is no advantage in the upgrade just for upgrades sake.
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