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Windows 7: Professional or Ultimate - which to install


08 Aug 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Professional or Ultimate - which to install

Hi all
as a technet suscriber I can finally get my hands on the RTM version. I'm still confused as to should I go for the Professional or Ultimate version.

The Home premium is no good for me as I want to run both an IIS server and have remote RDP available (Home premium only allows you to have an RDP CLIENT).

This might seem a silly question --I've seen lots of "Upgrade" charts etc etc but nobody seems to explain what the basic differences between these versions REALLY are.


Decent networking, RDP server, IIS server, and being able to use the Windows Media center are all a requirement.

Thanks everyone

I'll like others post my findings on the RTM once I've figured out what to download.

Cheers
jimbo

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08 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The best thing to do is to look over the extensive comparison compiled compared there rather then what is seen on the MS page or elsewhere. Brink posted an excellent comparison at Compare Windows 7 Editions

Personally I would be jumping on the Ultimate here for various reasons since that offers a bit more then the average user would imploy. With the option to download it free already having a paid subscription and having already been running the Ultimate editions from the start.... the decision for most would come down to one if they were downloading directly.
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08 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The best thing to do is to look over the extensive comparison compiled compared there rather then what is seen on the MS page or elsewhere. Brink posted an excellent comparison at Compare Windows 7 Editions

Personally I would be jumping on the Ultimate here for various reasons since that offers a bit more then the average user would imploy. With the option to download it free already having a paid subscription and having already been running the Ultimate editions from the start.... the decision for most would come down to one if they were downloading directly.
I agree with you. The OP is able to d/l thru Technet so why not grab Ultimate? It has all the features he needs and more
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08 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

+1 i'm an 'Ultimate' fan, anything else would just not seem as good

As an IIS user myself Professional would seem the obvious choice but as an Ultimate user, Windows may offer extra updates like they do with Vista Ultimate, you never know
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08 Aug 2009   #5

 
 

+1 Ultimate
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08 Aug 2009   #6

XP SP2
 
 

Ultimate better!
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08 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have been planning on Ultimate but would settle for Pro. However, why get Pro when you could get Ultimate for $20. I guess MS will get an extra $20 out of me for Ultimate.
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08 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just to be different, Professional

I choose professional because I did the pre-order so got the substantial discount. I dont need the one or two extras in ultimate.
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08 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Just to be different, Professional

I choose professional because I did the pre-order so got the substantial discount. I dont need the one or two extras in ultimate.
yeah, that may be a good choice for you but the OP is saying he has a technet sub so, to me, it's definately worthwhile getting Ultimate
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08 Aug 2009   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi all
The Ultimate has the "Multiple Activation" feature enabled whereas you have to get a new key for each Professional installation - so I've plumped for the Ultimate version. Looks like the ultimate version will also get the Language packs earlier as well.

Problem solved.

Thanks

Cheers
jimbo
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