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Windows 7: Which windows 7

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Which windows 7

I'm a retired MIS Manager but I don't work anymore so what good will anything besides Home Premium do me? I just bought a backup program that backs up XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I'm a retired MIS Manager but I don't work anymore so what good will anything besides Home Premium do me? I just bought a backup program that backs up XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
What do you intend to do? Knowing that will help me determine which version would be best for you.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Frankly, it's not clear to me. The high-level info on the MS site implies that Pro only adds the following features:

  • Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode (separate download).
  • Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.
  • In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network.

That said, experience has shown me with XP that there may be other issues under the hood...like support for SAMBA and NFS in Pro and not in home...which I need for my media streamer. That said, with XP, there were ways to hack home premium to install MS NFS support...and I acknowledge that these issues will probably not affect 99% of home users.

My opinion - if you are getting them for the same price (e.g., $30 student deal), I would go for the Pro version, but if you need to pay more for the Pro version and only plan on using the PC at home (as opposed to in an enterprise), I would stick with Home Premium.

cheers,
Steve
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If unsure get Pro.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While some might argue that it's a waste of money, I'll be going with Windows 7 Ultimate x64, as I did with Vista. Sure, there are some features I've never used, but it's good to know they're there should I ever require them for some purpose.

I do agree though that Home Premium is an appealing choice, especially if you're on a tight budget.
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