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Windows 7: Home Premium or Professional?

View Poll Results: Which Version did you Pre-Order?
Home Premium 47 58.75%
Professional 33 41.25%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

26 Jun 2009   #31
FTBoomer

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiarcot895 View Post
x32 and x64 are in the DVD. No separate purchase necessary.

Oh, and I bought Home Premium.
Great Thanks.


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26 Jun 2009   #32
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
While I'd like Ultimate, it would mostly be a vanity thing. And were I buying Professional at retail, the small additional charge for Ultimate would be a no-brainer. However, with Professional at half price against Ultimate at full price, that, too, is a no brainer.

Currently, I remote into several family members' PCs using Remote Desktop (they all have XP Pro). It appears that Home Premium does not have that ability.

Ergo, I'll be buying 3 copies of Professional instead of 2 Home Premiums and 1 Professional. At least it's only $300 instead of $600 . . . .
First a question then the answer.
I wonder if there will be different levels of support for home vs pro versions. Not that support has ever been M$ strong suite.

If I had to buy it Pro or ultimate would be my choice.

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #33
smarteyeball

 
 

If I didn't have a technet sub and the offer was available in Australia, I'd go for Home Premium.
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26 Jun 2009   #34
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
If I didn't have a technet sub and the offer was available in Australia, I'd go for Home Premium.
yeah i'm glad i have a technet sub. i just gotta have ultimate.
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26 Jun 2009   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
yeah i'm glad i have a technet sub. i just gotta have ultimate.
lol, yep
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04 Jul 2009   #36
leelord

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

I did pro. I'm not sure how many of my XP programs would run on Premium. For example Norton Save and Restore 2.0, Norton 9 Anti-Virus are most important to me. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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04 Jul 2009   #37
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm doing a clean install on a new build and want to create system images to network drives. I have to buy Pro for image on network drives. I can find $15 more in change under my couch cushions. I don't see why someone would buy Pro unless it's an upgrade.

It's my understanding I could not use an upgrade version on a new machine because you need a previous install disk to make it work. Someone told me I could but I don't see how.
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04 Jul 2009   #38
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

After testing Ultimate for over 8 months, I could not go with anything less.

" Doc "


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04 Jul 2009   #39
Razzen

W7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

I choose Home Premium. Pro didn't convince me at all.
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04 Jul 2009   #40
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Just pre ordered Home Premium cost $54 including tax. Both x64 and x86 included in the package is what it said. I have one 64 bit and two 32 bit machines. Lets see load it three times. Thats 54 divided by 3 = 18. I can live with that if it works for me.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiarcot895 View Post
Are we allowed to load it three times?
No.

You need a separate license for each machine.

The forthcoming Family license allows 3 machines - it's more expensive, obviously - unless they do a special launch deal on that - you might be better getting 3 upgrades on the pre order deal.
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