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Windows 7: Differences between Win 7 Home Premium & Pro

25 Oct 2009   #1
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 
Differences between Win 7 Home Premium & Pro

Hey everyone,

i am new one and i am thinking to get one of those editions...but i really cannot decide, i noticed the things in comparisom chart which home premium doesnt have and id like to know what does that mean:

Location Aware Printing
Encrypting File System (EFS)
Domain Join (Windows Server)
Backup to Network

what are aswel minor changes which might be useful to know?

is the interface is different?

Thanks


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25 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

- You can't do location aware printing (you can't set up default printers based on the network you are connected to).
- You won't be able to use EFS.
- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection.
- Since you can't connect to a network, you can't back up your computer over a network connection.

Everything else is the same.
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25 Oct 2009   #3
infested999

 
 

If you don't know what they are, then you don't need them

And the inference is the same...
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25 Oct 2009   #4
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 

thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?
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25 Oct 2009   #5
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infested999 View Post
If you don't know what they are, then you don't need them

And the inference is the same...
actually thats not really true, i just have a bit of language barrier in terms
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25 Oct 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?
You have a router, not a server that controls network access. You can connect to the internet, and you can share files. You have a workgroup, not a domain.
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25 Oct 2009   #7
scubasteve

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?

You will be able to share files...but it will be via a less sophisticated mechanism than what is available in Pro. It will be less user-based and more home network based.
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25 Oct 2009   #8
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?
With Home Premium you can share files on a LAN. The Professional version allows use of a domain controller, which most home systems don't have.

I have three systems plus a network storage device, plus a network printer. Everything works fine with Home Premium through my router.
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25 Oct 2009   #9
ramunas

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?
You have a router, not a server that controls network access. You can connect to the internet, and you can share files. You have a workgroup, not a domain.
nope, its a network switch...internet cable goes to the switch and from there it goes to my PC1 and another cable from Switch goes to brother's PC.
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25 Oct 2009   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramunas View Post
thanks!

about this part

"- You can't connect your computer to a network (a network that uses a domain controller, like you would have in a work environment). You can connect to the internet at home, through your router or dial-up connection."

I am using Network switch to connect my PC to the internet (we have 8 people LAN and each other is shares internet via network) so if im right i wount be able to connect to the internet?

besides that i guess i will not be able to share files between LAN members?
You have a router, not a server that controls network access. You can connect to the internet, and you can share files. You have a workgroup, not a domain.
nope, its a network switch...internet cable goes to the switch and from there it goes to my PC1 and another cable from Switch goes to brother's PC.
Router, switch, it doesn't matter. It's just a "dumb hub" that is moving packets around - you aren't running a server, you aren't logging into the server and using Active Directory to control anything. You have a workgroup and you are sharing files, which all versions of Windows 7 support.
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