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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate

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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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30 Mar 2010   #161

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)

Thank you for the info.......I'd hate to be a starter user

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16 Apr 2010   #162

Windows 7 Professional

Finally a no non-sense breakdown of the differences between the versions.

Thank you, this is BOOKMARKED!
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17 Apr 2010   #163

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
Thank you for the info.......I'd hate to be a starter user
The Starter edition of windows 7 is getting to be quite prevalent on netbooks
Windows 7: Compare editions - Windows 7 Starter
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17 Apr 2010   #164

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
Thank you for the info.......I'd hate to be a starter user
The Starter edition of windows 7 is getting to be quite prevalent on netbooks
Windows 7: Compare editions - Windows 7 Starter
Yes, and that is a shame and a ripoff.
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22 Apr 2010   #165

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

ultimate is the best, and 10x 4 the information.
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03 May 2010   #166

Windows 7 32-Bit

I like Home Premium. It doesn't have anything that I don't need and has all the basics. Sticky notes ftw! This info rocks. I was wondering what the differences were.
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13 May 2010   #167


curently using 7 x86 7600. works fine but rarely use any function like bitlocker though..LOL
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17 May 2010   #168
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

I think home premium is a value for money.Not every user uses all the features of Ultimate Edition.You are getting all the eye candies though.
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25 May 2010   #169

Win7 Home Premium x64

For the Money, Premium may be the way I'm goin'... Would rather have Ultimate, but it'll have to wait...

What I am confused about however, is the Difference between Upgrade, OEM, and the Full Version... Since I have the RC on mine, I'm thinkin' Upgrade, BUT... The OEM is like $20.00 or more cheaper...???
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25 May 2010   #170

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

I have an Ultimate which I didn't have to pay for, and I can honestly and solemlny state that in these 8 months I haven't used a single feature you can't find in Home Premium (I didn't even have a need for XP Mode).


Upgrade can be used only if you already have a licensed Windows installation on your disk. You can wipe that installation from the Upgrade disc but not before the Upgrade disc has had a look at it, so to speak.

OEM is tied to one piece of hardware and it is usually and legally not sold per se to individuals, but preloaded with a piece of hardware to which it is tied, and cannot be legally activated on another machine.

Full or Retail version is the one you really fully own, you can move it to whichever machine you own (but only one at a time), install it on a new fresh & clean system and so on.
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