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Windows 7: Is Win 7 Ultimate really worth the extra money ?

04 Feb 2010   #11
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Some excellent suggestions here. Never use Rmote so it didn't even enter my wee brain; just might have to give it a try, thanks.
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04 Feb 2010   #12
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

Being MSDN I could have installed any version I wanted but having looked at the extras I considered HP adequate.

I didn't consider I needed XP Mode via virtualisation, nor bitlocker, nor backing up to a network.

I've actually installed, and have working, without compatibility, quite a few programs that the upgrade advisor reckoned wouldn't work

Microsoft Digital Image 2006
Paintshop Pro Photo X1
Canon CD LabelPrint
Nero 7 Premium
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04 Feb 2010   #13
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

- yep...
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04 Feb 2010   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No need for ultimate. I got pro for virtualisation.
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04 Feb 2010   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
compared with Home Premium the answers have already been made -- but I'd go for PRO rather than Ultimate - it's cheaper and all the features you want are available such as the RDP Server feature.

However at the price point you could consider finding a discount coupon and taking out a Technet subscription for only around 100 USD more.

You get access to an INCREDIBLE amount of Software so you can try out as many versions of Windows as you see fit (as well as SERVERS and application software).

Cheers
jimbo
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04 Feb 2010   #16
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

thanks for all your informative thoughts ! : )
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04 Feb 2010   #17
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i think home premium is fine for most users, if your worried about encrypting information and editing group policies this probably isn't you though. also i like the idea of xp mode but i think that for considering most people's computer use is limited to email, internet and a few documents it's not needed by the general population. in my personal opinion xp was a PITA i really dont see why so many people are so attached to it other than it's probably what most really got into computer use on and they dont like change/progress. even at launch i felt that xp was a watered down os with no deep features that made it worth using, so i personally don't use xp mode even thpugh i have ultimate on all of my computers
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04 Feb 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i think home premium is fine for most users, if your worried about encrypting information and editing group policies this probably isn't you though.
I don't think I am offbase when I say that I don't think well over 95% of home users don't give a squat about editing group policy on their home computers. Most probably aren't even aware that group policy exists or what it does...they just know that their computer at work is locked down by IT.
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04 Feb 2010   #19
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i think home premium is fine for most users, if your worried about encrypting information and editing group policies this probably isn't you though.
I don't think I am offbase when I say that I don't think well over 95% of home users don't give a squat about editing group policy on their home computers. Most probably aren't even aware that group policy exists or what it does...they just know that their computer at work is locked down by IT.
true the average user has no need or interest in this matter. therefore it's not needed in hope premium.
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