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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%
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21 Apr 2009   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This function is included in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions, the latter of which is aimed for corporate use.


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21 Apr 2009   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post


Home Basic

No Aero Glass (Aero theme available)
No Premium games
No BitLocker
No boot from VHD
No EFS (Encrypting File System)
No Support for backup to a network location
Client-only Remote Desktop
No Media Center support
No Tablet PC or Multi-Touch support
No built-in support for DVD burning or playback
Single procesor support only (unlimited cores)
No Offline files support
No Domain join
No Sticky Notes app
No Snipping Tool app
No IIS support
NO POINT

Starter

3 app limit
No Aero Glass
No Aero theme
No Live Taskbar Preview support
No Premium games
No BitLocker
No boot from VHD
No EFS (Encrypting File System)
No Support for backup to a network location
Client-only Remote Desktop
No Media Center support
No Tablet PC or Multi-Touch support
No built-in support for DVD burning or playback
Single procesor support only (unlimited cores)
No Offline files support
No Domain join
No Sticky Notes app
No Snipping Tool app
No IIS support
No Fast User Switching
NO POINT

lol
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23 Apr 2009   #13
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

what i just noticed here while going over again, is that there is no support for OFFLINE files for home versions at all? are you kidding me here? is this ONLY a feature that corporate companies use.... wow.... a little speechless here to say the least.

This doesnt promote networking in the home, as MS seems to want that with the extenders and so on... so why start taking away networking features and the such.

only wacky reference that comes to mind would be trying to get a cat to be litter box trained without having any cat litter in the box.... whats going to make ppl network "wise" or crave the home network experience when MS is taking features away. IMO this is for a starter type edition, for ppl just starting out and have no idea of offline files.
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04 May 2009   #14
angelwolf71885

XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
what i just noticed here while going over again, is that there is no support for OFFLINE files for home versions at all? are you kidding me here? is this ONLY a feature that corporate companies use.... wow.... a little speechless here to say the least.

This doesnt promote networking in the home, as MS seems to want that with the extenders and so on... so why start taking away networking features and the such.

only wacky reference that comes to mind would be trying to get a cat to be litter box trained without having any cat litter in the box.... whats going to make ppl network "wise" or crave the home network experience when MS is taking features away. IMO this is for a starter type edition, for ppl just starting out and have no idea of offline files.
i hurd ALL fetures will be installed even if u only install starter
t avoid that peski anytime upgrade fiasco during vista

witch means we could probbably exploit anytime upgrade..
or the regastry and unlock the fetures we want or need for free
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05 May 2009   #15
woodyard

Windows 7 7600
 
 

I don't think the Media Center option is in the Enterprise edition, like Vista.
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07 May 2009   #16
CyANid3

Xp 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the gr8 info
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09 May 2009   #17
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

so i suppse an average joe pc user would go for home premium seeing as i dont need any of the features that ultimate has over it...
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09 May 2009   #18
CanonGlas3

Windows 7 Ultimate [Windows Vista Home Premium]
 
 

Windows 7 Stater kind of sounds pointless? a 3 application limit.. lol
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12 May 2009   #19
tk31

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

why do they even bother with starter and home basic... they're absolutely a waste of time and money.
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22 May 2009   #20
helpfulnerd

Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the version info. Sounds like they are continuing the separate editions like Vista. Why not just release one version and call it Windows 7, and leave it at that. Or Windows 7 Enterprise / Professional for business, and then Windows 7 for the rest of us.

When my friends where asking me about Vista when I used the RC1, they said they felt misled because they wanted the eye candy and then purchased the wrong version. Why all the separation? Is there any real reason that I am not think of?

Just my opinion here: If you need new hardware, a large HD, better graphics card to upgrade to the new OS, why not just have one version and tell people in plain english these are the requirments to run it. sounds logical, but that makes to much sense.

When Vista launched officially I read lots of complaints about the different versions offered and many, many people felt like one for regular people, and one for business would be the best way to go. MS should do that with Win7.
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