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Windows 7: Control over what features in Ultimate get installed ?

31 May 2010   #1
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Control over what features in Ultimate get installed ?

While waiting for W7 Ultimate Upgrade to show up in the mail, I have two questions. I think I know the answer to the first one.

Does the installation provide flexibility on what Pro / Ultimate features are installed (or should I say enabled) above and beyond what comes standard with Home Premium? Before posting, I did some searching, and found the following link which includes screen shots. Looks like the answer is "No", at least not that I could find.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install.asp

So my next question. I just built a PC and mainly want my Windows 7 experience to be that of Home Premium, except for just a couple of extra features I wanted. That probably doessn't sound so smart, since I paid for ultimate, but I can explain (sort of). So how different are the menu selections etc between Ultimate and Home Premium.


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31 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I did a clean install from Vista to 7 and was not offered and selection of features and do not know of anyone who has mentioned this in the forum. So I would say there is not selection. You can enable and disable some after installation.

Hopefuily this answers the second question

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...oducts/compare
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31 May 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

You can turn off unneeded Windows features after the install. Type turn features into the start menu, and select Turn Windows Features On or Off.
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31 May 2010   #4
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies, that should do the trick. Will try it after installed.
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31 May 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by javanaut View Post
Thanks for the quick replies, that should do the trick. Will try it after installed.

Just a question, why would you want to install all the extra junk just to disable it. what features do you need to add?
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31 May 2010   #6
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, that's kind of the issue. I don't want to install all of the extra junk. Just a little of it. XP mode was the thing I was most concerned about not having.

That was the short answer. Here's the long answer, since you asked

I should start by saying that I was kind of in a weakened state when I decided to go Ultimate. Not by alcohol or lack of sleep, but by the process of selecting all of the components needed to build a PC for the first time. Felt like I was doing fairly well actually, making good decisions on price vs performance, until ....... the operating system.

Knew I wanted W7. Had been leaning 95% toward Home Premium, except for two things.

(1) Was really concerned about not having XP mode (justified or not).

(2) Thought I stumbled onto a really good deal on Ultimate Upgrade that I didn't want to let slip away, so I jumped. Turns out, the deal is still there as we speak.... Guess I was a little quick on the trigger.

Regarding XP mode, I have some really old programs (mainly one) that I would like to run on this PC if I can, and I couldn't tell whether or not they would run without XP mode. And now since I'm getting Ultimate, guess maybe I'll consider using Bitlocker (but maybe not, since I already use TrueCrypt, when I need encryption for something).

What I didn't want if I could avoid it was a ton of menu options or features that aren't in Home Premium, that I'll never use, just to have one or two extra features. But knew that was a possiblity.
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31 May 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Bottom line, you cannot choose during installation. You can only disable after installation.
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31 May 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Here's the feature differences
Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
and from what you are saying the domain and network backup are all you don't need, the languages are optional updates after you install.
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31 May 2010   #9
javanaut

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I will send an update if it goes differently than expected. Thanks everyone.
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31 May 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for telling us. Good luck
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