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Windows 7: Home Premium Vs. Professional


15 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 
Home Premium Vs. Professional

Hey guys,

I was wondering if someone could outline some of the important differences between 64bit Home Premium and 64bit Professional.

Thanks!


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15 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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15 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Two of the main differences are:
Professional:
1) XP-mode - Yes
2) Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - Yes

Home Premium:
1) XP-mode - No
2) Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - No

If either of these are something you feel you need or might need then
Professional is the OS for you otherwise Home Premium is a more cost
effective choice although if you buy Professional OEM some of the cost
difference is mitigated but OS is tied to that machine only.
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

One of the main differences I've notices is the name of the Operating System.

Sorry. Had to.
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15 Jun 2010   #5

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just caught this on the forum recently:

Home: 16 GB RAM limit

Prof: 192 GB RAM limit

Not that you would need that capability soon.
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16 Jun 2010   #6

Vista Premium
 
 

Does Windows 7 'Premium' support FTP service???

and before you say Yes! - all the "experts" say Windows Vista Premium supports ftp service ("you have to add it as a service, yadda, yadda") - but it does not - it makes some references to FTP service (as if MS was originally going to include it in Premium kit) but bottom line is it doesn't
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18 Jun 2010   #7

Window XP
 
 

The main difference is the features for both home and professional like
In Home= Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - No
Professional=Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - Yes

Also, the difference of RAM
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18 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris K View Post
Does Windows 7 'Premium' support FTP service???

and before you say Yes! - all the "experts" say Windows Vista Premium supports ftp service ("you have to add it as a service, yadda, yadda") - but it does not - it makes some references to FTP service (as if MS was originally going to include it in Premium kit) but bottom line is it doesn't
Can you give more information on what you mean by supporting FTP service?
Simply by installing FileZilla (or similar program, I believe IE works as one as well) you can access FTP.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maria Sizer View Post
The main difference is the features for both home and professional like
In Home= Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - No
Professional=Remote Desktop Server (RDP) - Yes

Also, the difference of RAM
There is no difference in RAM.

~Lordbob
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18 Jun 2010   #9

Vista Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
...Can you give more information on what you mean by supporting FTP service?
Simply by installing FileZilla (or similar program, I believe IE works as one as well) you can access FTP...
Windows (well certainly all professional versions since Win 2000) have built-in FTP service (and HTTP service) - just activate the service and it becomes FTP/HTTP server - dedicate which folders are accessible (and password) and you can access those files from anywhere you have web access

but I have considered 3rd party app and maybe that's easiest solution - Filezilla might be the answer
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18 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris K View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
...Can you give more information on what you mean by supporting FTP service?
Simply by installing FileZilla (or similar program, I believe IE works as one as well) you can access FTP...
Windows (well certainly all professional versions since Win 2000) have built-in FTP service (and HTTP service) - just activate the service and it becomes FTP/HTTP server - dedicate which folders are accessible (and password) and you can access those files from anywhere you have web access

but I have considered 3rd party app and maybe that's easiest solution - Filezilla might be the answer
If I understand you right, FileZilla will NOT do what you intend.

You want to basically set your computer up as a server, correct? First issue will be ISP and if they block port 80 (there are ways around that). Second is to set up your files properly (need to be set up to be shared).

~Lordbob
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