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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate


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20 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Differences between basic and ultimate

Here is some simple info I have been looking for. I hope this helps you too.
Differences between editions of Windows 7

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Ultimate and Enterprise
The all you can eat editions, contain everything except Windows Anytime Upgrade (you’d already be running the highest edition available)
Professional
  • No BitLocker
  • No boot from VHD
Home Premium
  • No BitLocker
  • No boot from VHD
  • No EFS (Encrypting File System)
  • No Support for backup to a network location
  • Client-only Remote Desktop
  • No Offline files support
  • No Domain join
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
Starter
  • 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
Differences between basic and ultimate-editions.jpg




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20 Apr 2009   #2

 

Good to know...Thanks for the info nate42nd
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20 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're welcome. I know it's not a complete list but it's some stuff I have found. There are other differences. This gives us a good idea.
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20 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100 RC x86/Windows XP SP3 x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Helpful info.Thanks.
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21 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the infos
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21 Apr 2009   #6

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I just read some propaganda yesterday where MS is only going to have 3 versions of 7

7 Home Premium (no basic or any other names)
7 Pofessional/business (to appeal to XP Pro users in namesake)
7 Ultimate (of course)

All versions had touch enabled, aero, except Home didnt have the VPN and RDP(I think, or maybe not multiple RDP), pro/biz does, but doesnt have the bit locker and bit locker to go and one other feature i fail to recall atm. But this is being done to turn away from the mess of versions of Vista there was.

MS isnt quite sure of this starter edition, as they are trying these out on SSD in mobile computers and hand held devices, tablets etc, but they would have to have touch enabled as well.

take with grains of salt i say, RC isnt out just yet anyhow


[edit] oh yea, about the forgotten feature... it was the VHD in ultimate... when i read all this, i was like big deal.... no major reasons why it would make alot of ppl switch from one version to the other, just us geeks
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21 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

On the partner page, it has 5 versions. I don't know if this is set in stone but here they are. This isn't the only place you can see this info but it's one I have saved.

https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40084742#tab7
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21 Apr 2009   #8

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
On the partner page, it has 5 versions. I don't know if this is set in stone but here they are. This isn't the only place you can see this info but it's one I have saved.

https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40084742#tab7
hard to argue that.... but.... throw out the home basic (emerging markets only) and starter edition (limited - like i stated earlier) and you are then down to the main, presumptuous 3 versions of 7
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21 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I read somewhere else that Home Premium and Pro will be the two main ones in the US. Ultimate?????? I'm sure we'll be able to buy it but the article I read said it would be "limited". The lower two we will never see. (from the article I read) Who knows for sure but it would be a good idea to keep the "starter" in "developing countries" IMO.
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21 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

You would think that Microsoft would want to have Bitlocker and Bitlocker to Go on the Pro / Business version to help entice Corporates to use it.
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