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Windows 7: Difference between Ultimate and Professional

12 Apr 2012   #11
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I just realised my question was a bit vague... what I need to know, specifically:

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BitLocker is HDD encryption. If you like, you can look under BitLocker in the Tutorial Index to get more details about it.
I have never purposefully gone and encrypted something. Does bitlocker do this automatically? If not then I doubt its something I'll miss. Out of curiosity, does anyone out there use it?

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AppLocker allows you to prevent specific users from being able to run/access specific file types.
Actually did some reading up on this one... never something I used. Never will either. Cool idea though.

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"Boot from a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)" is where you can boot directly from a Windows VHD file on a HDD just as if you installed Windows normally.
Why might this come in handy. I have never used it (probably never will) but can't tell if its ever going to come in handy

Even bigger question is whether or not to buy Windows 7 or wait for Window 8 in 5 months....


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12 Apr 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
I just realised my question was a bit vague... what I need to know, specifically:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
BitLocker is HDD encryption. If you like, you can look under BitLocker in the Tutorial Index to get more details about it.
I have never purposefully gone and encrypted something. Does bitlocker do this automatically? If not then I doubt its something I'll miss. Out of curiosity, does anyone out there use it?
Yep, BitLocker encrypts the entire HDD.
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"Boot from a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)" is where you can boot directly from a Windows VHD file on a HDD just as if you installed Windows normally.
Why might this come in handy. I have never used it (probably never will) but can't tell if its ever going to come in handy

Even bigger question is whether or not to buy Windows 7 or wait for Window 8 in 5 months....
It's mostly for those that would prefer to dual boot using a VHD file of a Windows 7 installation instead of the normal method of dual booting. It can be handy if you already had a VHD file, or may also want to use the VHD in a virtual machine. It really just depends on your needs, and if you use virtualization or not.
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12 Apr 2012   #13
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Turns out I went with Pro.
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12 Apr 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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