Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur
If you require or want absolutely everything Windows 7 has to offer, go with Windows 7 Ultimate.
If you are a professional, power user, enthusiast, or basically do more stuff than just browse Facebook and Youtube on your computer, and don't require or want Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional might suit you better than Windows 7 Home Premium.
If you are just a casual computer user or otherwise don't intend on using your computer for anything other than very simple everyday tasks like Facebook, Youtube, and emails, Windows 7 Home Premium will be just fine.
As for me personally, I use Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop and Windows 7 Professional on my laptop because I wanted everything Windows 7 had to offer for my desktop and Windows 7 Home Premium was too limited for me.
Just out of curiosity, what features did you need from Ultimate?
More than 16GB of RAM (with X64)? Two physical CPU sockets? Join a domain? Bitlocker? Language packs?
If memory serves, Pro doesn't support Bitlocker or the language packs.
There is supposed to be no performance difference between the three versions, for hardware configurations that are supported by all three. (16GB of RAM or less, usually. Few home users have dual CPU sockets.)