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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate

View Poll Results: What edition are you buying
Ultimate 545 53.59%
Professional 170 16.72%
Home Premium 255 25.07%
Other 12 1.18%
Not buying Windows 7 35 3.44%
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21 Oct 2009   #91

Windows 7 Professional x64

Seems to be a lot of people getting Professional when it comes down to time to buy. The poll does not show this.

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21 Oct 2009   #92

Mandriva Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.04, XP MCE 2005, Windows 7 RC1, OSX, and others

I probably missed it, but is the Starter edition going to be available for purchase? I'd like to make the change from XP Home on my netbook, but haven't seen it for sell anywhere.

My desktop PCs will be loaded with 7 Premium on one (2.7ghz dual-core, 2gb ram), and 7 Pro on the other (2.5ghz quad, 4GB ram). Both of those copies of 7 I ordered tonight from Newegg, along with a larger hard drive, and more ram for my netbook. If Starter's not going to be available to the public, I suppose I'm stuck with XP, because I don't feel my little netbook is powerful enough for 7 Premium.
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23 Oct 2009   #93

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition x64

You should be able to upgrade from Enterprise to Ultimate should you not?
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23 Oct 2009   #94

windows 7 ultimate

i miss the poker game from vista ultimate....7 ultimate upgrade took it right off my pc
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29 Oct 2009   #95

There are differences

Ultimate Windows 7 is is offered at the full $219 price.

Windows 7 Ultimate edition sports just 2 features that you won't find in Windows 7 Professional: a full language pack, which includes support for 35 languages, and the company's BitLocker software.

and Windows 7 Ultimate is really only Windows 7 Enterprise by another name. It offers nothing compelling that would make home or even small business users want to buy it. And yet, Microsoft is still selling it at full price.
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30 Oct 2009   #96

Windows 7 Home Premium

I went with Home Premium for $65 plus tax. The other versions were way too expensive.
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02 Nov 2009   #97

Win 7 64bit

Got pro, got the student offer from MS so bargain!!!
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02 Nov 2009   #98

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Got Ultimate x64 full on the day it was released. Basic is useless.
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09 Nov 2009   #99

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1

I had to go with Ultimate. I'm happy that Windows 7 comes with 32 and 64 bit DVD's. I installed the 32-bit for now and everything I ran on Vista is working flawlessly. I may have to experiment this upcoming weekend and to a clean install of 64 (since I never have used that lat .75% of my RAM . I suspect that some of my software wont work on the x64 but it will be a fun experiment!

One thing here is for certain though. Those of us who loved Vista will ABSOLUTELY ADORE 7. My PC is running in such a superior way I wish I had been able to tweak Vista to run like this a long time ago.
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12 Nov 2009   #100

windows 8.1 Pro x64

might want to add windows XP mode to that list.
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