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Windows 7: What is the point of buying Ultima?

26 Jun 2009   #1
Windows7user2009

XP Pro SP3
 
 
What is the point of buying Ultima?

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Comparing Pro with Ultimate: Just being able to have non-English language support? the the useless BitLocker?


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26 Jun 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

The Ultimate version also has extra tools such as group policy, computer/user management and local security policy, among other things for people who really like to tweak their systems. Otherwise that stuff is probably not needed for novice users.

Edit - oh wait, you're comparing Pro to Ultimate. In that case the Pro version likely has most of the above stuff too.
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26 Jun 2009   #3
Windows7user2009

XP Pro SP3
 
 

Ultimate is scam, just like Vista Ultimately. Seriously, how many of us really 'used' any of the Vista Ultimate's "extra, exclusive" features?
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26 Jun 2009   #4
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7user2009 View Post
Ultimate is scam, just like Vista Ultimately. Seriously, how many of us really 'used' any of the Vista Ultimate's "extra, exclusive" features?
+1,, home premium think is the best option
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26 Jun 2009   #5
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

According to this MS site, bitlocker stands out to be the most important difference. So if you need that kind of additional security...

Which one is right for you?

I'm a little surprised to not see bitlocker available on Pro.
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26 Jun 2009   #6
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Will home have Scan and FAX?
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26 Jun 2009   #7
neozion

Windows Vista Enterprise
 
 

I think no home user needs win7 ultimate. with vista there have been the "ultimate extras" which made the ultimate edition interesting.
The windows7 ultimate/enterprise-Edition is only interesting for business as the media-center is also available for the professional-edition. only if you know that your business need "applocker", "directaccess" or "branchcache" which requires a server2008R2-Server you still need ultimate if you can't get the enterprise edition.
For home users the ultimate is -in my opinion- useless. get professional and you have all you need. alternatives for bitlocker are available..truecrypt etc.
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26 Jun 2009   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Just for that Group Policy to automated tasks within firewall, 'cause if you've got another, it disabled the one from windows with i think is pretty usefull. Local Security Policy management, Scheduled Tasks, and so on. For my part i don't want to check everytime i do connect, if tasks are really running in the background.

Of course, most of the computers will be based on Home Premium or Home Basic.
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26 Jun 2009   #9
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gbsnplr View Post
Will home have Scan and FAX?
According to this yes Compare Windows 7 Editions
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26 Jun 2009   #10
poin2

Windows7
 
 

I believe Ultimate is feature identical to Enterprise, but consumers can't normally purchase Enterprise.

They'd mainly get BitLocker (including Bitlocker To Go for USB drives).

There would also be the ability to switch multiple languages.

(And some just like being on the "Ultimate" version so they don't have to worry about missing a feature they might need someday.)

Some might well find those things worthwhile, but most wouldn't need them during home use.

There would certainly be some "power users" who'd want the stuff like group policy above the Home Premium level though.
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