Hello, I've been using windows XP/Windows 7 Beta Dual booting for a while now, and i realize, whether I decide to buy it as soon as it comes out or later, i will need to buy windows 7 to continue using it after May 2010 or whatever.
Doing my research ahead of time, im given with alot of choices :/ and i dont really understand what to get lol. I figure someone can help explain this to me lol.
First, I can upgrade or do the more expensive option. lol Im not sure what the difference is, i assume upgrade means i need windows already installed, but im not sure if my windows XP OEM from ASUS counts though. As well, i switched over to SSD not to long ago and i would prefer to get the "benefits" windows 7 apparently offers with SSDs (ive been vaguely told upgrading would reconize the SSD on windows 7 appairently).
Second, I realize i have home edition, thus, using this webpage
as reference, Home Premium seems to be my best bet (I assume there is no regular
Home edition, just fancy-named 'home premium,'
but i wasnt sure what the difference was between the three versions
. Looking at the site, Ultimate doesnt seem like it offers too much more than Pro, but Professional and Ultimate appairely have "XP Mode," which would be usefull if i knew what it was lol. I do currently run lot of programs that run slow on windows 7 or need Windows XP combatability mode, thus if its what i think it is, i would prefer it, but im not sure if i should spend 80 more dollars on Pro versus Home.
Any help or advice?