Newer version vs Older Versions of Windows 7 Ultimate


  1. Posts : 4
    Winxp Pro and Vista Ultimate
       #1

    Newer version vs Older Versions of Windows 7 Ultimate


    I keep reading about older versions of Win7 Ultimate. Meaning the newer ones are different? I am going to purchase Windows 7 Ultimate but is there a difference? I can get a fairly decent price on A site for an older version of Windows 7 Ultimate so is the smarter choice to purchase the newer though more costly versions, or the older versions at the cheaper price. ( at least 75 dollars up to 100 dollars USD difference in prices)?? Thank you for your help.





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  2. Posts : 8,383
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
       #2

    There is no 'older version' of Windows 7 unless are are referring to the RC, the official RTM build is 6.1.7600

    A site for an older version of Windows 7 Ultimate so is the smarter choice to purchase the newer though more costly versions
    Beware of these 'sites' as they usually sell blacklisted Technet product keys
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  3. Posts : 8,608
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
       #3

    As far as I know, there's no such thing as old and newer versions of Windows 7 Ultimate. Are you thinking possibly 32bit and 64bit difference?
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  4. Posts : 7,683
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    There are different version of Windows 7, not different versions of Ultimate.....

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  5. Posts : 4
    Winxp Pro and Vista Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ok thank you. if you look on Amazon and Ebay you see things like this: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate FULL VERSION [DVD] [OLD VERSION] by Microsoft Which is why I was asking. I wouldn't buy a key anyway. I will only buy a full version of the OS ( 32 bit is what I'll use ) but I don't mind if it contains both. I'd never trust buying just a "key" no matter how good the make it sound. Also it will have to be retail not OEM because of the possibility of bad keys or homemade discs and bad keys
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  6. Posts : 2,164
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #6

    Windows Vista isn't Windows 7, so maybe you were confused about the 2.
    Windows Vista is the Older Version of Windows that came out before Windows 7.
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  7. Posts : 4
    Winxp Pro and Vista Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I used that as an example they are writing the same thing about 7 Ultimate. I grabbed that one cause it was faster, I should have ben morespecific about which one i grabbed my bad I'm also too tired to be even trying to read not alone type ( thank heavens 4 spellcheckers lol)
    Thank you all 4 your help. I just won't pay attention to the "older" parts anymore
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  8. Posts : 1,127
    Win7U 64 RTM
       #8

    Something to consider when buying into the 'deals' one can find online:

    how to tell fake windows 7 ultimate from the real thing without openin

    But you'll never run into those issues here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...rating-Systems


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  9. Posts : 5,795
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #9

    No one in their right mind would buy an OS off of eBay, considering the high likelihood of being scammed and how well these scams have been documented. If you want Windows 7, buy it from a legit source, and then you'll have no worries. Simple as that.
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  10.    #10

    The best deal right now is Win7 Home Premium 3 pack Upgrade for $129 on Amazon, NewEgg. This is cheaper than the $50 per OS given beta testers for pre-sale, and almost 3 for the price of 1.

    Older Version may refer to pre-SP1or2 Vista Installation DVD.
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