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Windows 7: Dilemma... sense or pride?


28 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Dilemma... sense or pride?

So here I am with two shiny boxes in front of me..

Windows 7 Home premium and Windows 7 Professional.

Now, I dont have a home network and have no need for running anything in XP.

I do backup everyweek, and the computer is a tower so effectively I'll never go in location with it..

Common sense says install HP

Pride says go for Pro!

If I sell i'll get a good price for either i'm sure (brought on intro promo) and if I don't i'll have a spare licence which I suppose can never be a bad thing.

Faced with this dilemma what would you guys do?

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28 Oct 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
Faced with this dilemma what would you guys do?
definitely Pro in my case. HP is missing too many advanced features I use.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Could you sell both and get Ultimate?
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28 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Could you sell both and get Ultimate?
What does Ultimate include that would be beneficial for this user?
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28 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Could you sell both and get Ultimate?
What does Ultimate include that would be beneficial for this user?
Switching languages at a moment's notice!
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28 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
So here I am with two shiny boxes in front of me..

Windows 7 Home premium and Windows 7 Professional.

Now, I dont have a home network and have no need for running anything in XP.

I do backup everyweek, and the computer is a tower so effectively I'll never go in location with it..

Common sense says install HP

Pride says go for Pro!

If I sell i'll get a good price for either i'm sure (brought on intro promo) and if I don't i'll have a spare licence which I suppose can never be a bad thing.

Faced with this dilemma what would you guys do?
Depends on the current deal. If you are buying at the "normal" prices, go for HP and if you find that you really need something that only Professional can offer, do an Anytime Upgrade. There is no reinstallation. Just run the process, pay the upgrade fee and the process unlocks the Professional features.

Heck you could decide to add the home network next year and then perform the upgrade.

PhreePhly
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28 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You be fine with Home Premium. Premium does Home Networking anyway.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp
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28 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Full)
 
 

I'm running HP, so far i have across the following problems, all fixed.

No remote desktop, so I installed VNC (FREE).
No XP Mode, so I installed Sun Virtual Box (FREE).

And that's that.
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28 Oct 2009   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Could you sell both and get Ultimate?
What does Ultimate include that would be beneficial for this user?
For me it includes having the mindset of having something supperior. That said i hope i had 4Gb so i can upgrade to 64bit.
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28 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM x64 (desktop), x32 (HTPC)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HexDSL View Post
I'm running HP, so far i have across the following problems, all fixed.

No remote desktop, so I installed VNC (FREE).
No XP Mode, so I installed Sun Virtual Box (FREE).

And that's that.
There's also a (free) hack to turn on remote desktop in Home Premium. You can find a link to it over on TGB.

Marc
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