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Windows 7: Which version?

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Which version?

Currently im running Vista x64 ultimate and now sine the release of 7 im looking to change but im a little unsure which version to change to now since the add the confusion of professional

I am no professional I.T body, however i do like to have the best of the best hence the reason i have vista ultimate

So my plan was to get 7 x64 ultimate but now i see professional and according to the Microsoft website there is only 2 minor differences, those being BitLocker and 35 languages

Now i only speak 1 language (English) and im not very good at that so i suppose i don't need the 35 languages and i never used Bitlocker in vista so would you say i would be better off going for the cheaper option of Professional or is there more of a difference than Microsoft is letting on?

Is only confused dot com could help me chose which version is rite for me lol

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

You will probably do just fine with Professional. The beta and RC of Windows 7 were both of the Ultimate edition, but I changed mine to the Professional RTM a few days ago, and I have yet to notice any difference. Ultimate is really just for individuals that need Enterprise-level features, like the extra languages.

The biggest difference for you would be that you can't perform an "upgrade" installation from Vista Ultimate to 7 Professional, but then it's recommended to perform a clean install anyway, so....
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Thanks BCXtreme
would have no need for the 35 languages, I think you have answered my question fully and will be most likely be choosing Professional over Ultimate
I would always choose a full clean install over an upgrade, most especially with the poor or what i feel a poor condition my current install of vista is

Thank you for your input and i hope this helps other to choose which edition is best for them
While im at it ill also post you all a link to reduced price versions of 7 and vista
Operating System, windows xp, win xp, vista, computer - Aria Technology
Be sure to include your VAT if it isn't already
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