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Windows 7: What windows 7 is better?

11 Sep 2010   #1
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
What windows 7 is better?

Hi I just wanna know what version of Windows 7 is better?
Home Basic
Home Premium
Professional
Starter
Ultimate
My specs are AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ 2,3GHZ
ATI Radeon 2400HD
2GB RAM DDR2

Offtopic I got an USB Flash , if I use it as RAM memory,it will happenes something bad?


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11 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Well the most expensive is always the best, but I do not think that is really your question. I think you want to know what is best for you. No one but yourself can answwer that. For 90% of the people, most of our members and myself Home Premium offers all the features that are needed. The higher priced editions, Professional and Ultimate offer very little more for a lot more money the additionl features are specialized non nature and not required by many. I suggest Home Premiuim you will be happy

You could use the ram as memory, I do not think that it helps much, but will not cause a problem. It is called ready boost
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...es/performance

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...oducts/compare
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11 Sep 2010   #3
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Well the most expensive is always the best, but I do not think that is really your question. I think you want to know what is best for you. No one but yourself can answwer that. For 90% of the people, most of our members and myself Home Premium offers all the features that are needed. The higher priced editions, Professional and Ultimate offer very little more for a lot more money the additionl features are specialized non nature and not required by many. I suggest Home Premiuim you will be happy

You could use the ram as memory, I do not think that it helps much, but will not cause a problem. It is called ready boost
Performance - Windows Vista features - Microsoft Windows

Which one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows
Thankyou,I want to install the 64 bit version of OS,next time when my windows gets damaged.
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11 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think 64 is the way to go. It is the wave of the future and if you use power hungry games and programs, 64 allows you to use more than 3gb of ram; good choice
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11 Sep 2010   #5
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I think 64 is the way to go. It is the wave of the future and if you use power hungry games and programs, 64 allows you to use more than 3gb of ram; good choice
I'm a gamer,so.. my games will run better on 64 bit? with 2gb ram +the usb stick.
BTW Thank you for all the answers.
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11 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is hard to answer that question, but in the very near future, games and other programs are going to require more and more ram. It will be at that point that games will run better on 64. I also think that in the near future 32 will be used less and less and program manufactuers are going to produce programs that require 64. In any event. If you buy Home Premium, you will get 2 DVD one is 32 the other 64. You can use either one, change as much as you like etc. The only rule is only on one machine at a time. Go with 64. I have it and am very happy. I had Vista and Windows 7, both 64 bit and would never go back.
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11 Sep 2010   #7
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It is hard to answer that question, but in the very near future, games and other programs are going to require more and more ram. It will be at that point that games will run better on 64. I also think that in the near future 32 will be used less and less and program manufactuers are going to produce programs that require 64. In any event. If you buy Home Premium, you will get 2 DVD one is 32 the other 64. You can use either one, change as much as you like etc. The only rule is only on one machine at a time. Go with 64. I have it and am very happy. I had Vista and Windows 7, both 64 bit and would never go back.
I'm complteally cleared.Thankyou.
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11 Sep 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) There is no better or worse edition. What you purchase depends on what kind of a user you are. For most home users, home premium or professional should do just fine. Each edition is a superset of the one immediately below plus some extra features, its a continuous spectrum from home premium to ultimate.

Starter and Home basic dont really count since starter only ships pre-installed with netbooks while basic is only available in some developing countries.

So you need to figure out what you want. This page will help you decide.

Windows 7 Buying Guide | Which Windows 7 Edition Should You Buy - Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate?

2) Using the flash drive as readyboost will (at least theoretically) wear out the drive faster since readyboost involves continuos reads and writes to the flash drive. As we know, flash drives have a finite read/write cycle life. The other point is that readyboost is a somewhat outdated concept now, ram is so cheap, just upgrade ram to max.
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11 Sep 2010   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geniulmalefic View Post

I'm a gamer,so.. my games will run better on 64 bit? with 2gb ram +the usb stick.
BTW Thank you for all the answers.
No.

And using readyboost with 2GB is virtually pointless.

It's true benefit is only apparent on machines with 1Gb or less.
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11 Sep 2010   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Your system will support the 64-bit version, so I would go with that. There is just one caveat, however. With just 2GB of RAM, you might not get the best performance. I would seriously consider getting more RAM in order to give yourself a much better experience. Just make sure that the RAM matches the existing in all parameters or, for best results, replace your existing with a 4GB kit (2 sticks of 2GB each). This will allow you to run in dual-channel mode, thus improving the performance still further.
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