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Windows 7: WIN 7 install it or not to install it thatīs the quest

11 Nov 2009   #1
Ron Wolpa

WINDOWS XP SP3
 
 
WIN 7 install it or not to install it thatīs the quest

WIN 7 install it or not to install it : Thatīs the question -


I am dying of curiosity and “craving “ for installaing it . But just before making a big mistake , as I am prudent I need to ask some questions.

Iīve seen Microsoft hardware requirements for windows 7 and it seems that my hardware is not a junk at all ( AMD ATHLON 1,67 GIGAHERTZ - 1,256 GIGABYTES - 190 gigabytes hard disks total room).

My doubt is concerning if the drivers I have for modem , scanner , printer , motherboard , etc will be compatible to this new op system ?

Iīve started the installation just to take a look and notice that there are a lot of options to be selected : in few words , what exactly is the diference between windows 7 pro and windows 7 ultimate ?
Which option should be selected ?

Thank you very much for your attention.



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11 Nov 2009   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You have started the installation with what disc? I wouldn't expect you to have a choice between Pro and Ultimate.

Here is what Ultimate has that is not available in Professional:

BitLocker, BitLocker To Go, AppLocker, Direct Access, Branche Cache, MUI language packs, boot from VHD.

Here is what Professional has that is not available in Home Premium:

Domain join, Remote Desktop host, location aware printing, EFS, Mobility Center, Presentation Mode, Offline Folders, Group Policy (GP) controls, advanced backup, XP Mode.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
Ron Wolpa

WINDOWS XP SP3
 
 

The disk I have is Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits , which gives me the possibility to select languages and after this the possibility to choose Ultimate , Pro and other ones that I canīt remember. Regarding the hardware available as described above do you consider enough to afford the demands of W7 ?
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11 Nov 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Ok; I have never dealt with an Ultimate disc.

Regarding compatibility, you should check first; try this:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...FamilyID=1b544

I use Intel processors, so I can't speak off the top of my head about AMD. If it is a recent machine with at least 2 gb of RAM, it likely won't have a problem.

I wouldn't be overly concerned about drivers. There is a pretty good chance the Windows disc will have all the drivers you need. If not, you can likely find the remaining ones, particularly since you are going with 32 bit.

Few people need more than Home Premium.
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12 Nov 2009   #5
Ron Wolpa

WINDOWS XP SP3
 
 

Thank for your post . Before installing it, I will have to read more about the matter. Perhaps I will wait next year and purchase a more powerful hardware to do so , I donīt want to take a chance to have an op system dragging slowly on my machine.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ron Wolpa View Post
Thank for your post . Before installing it, I will have to read more about the matter. Perhaps I will wait next year and purchase a more powerful hardware to do so , I donīt want to take a chance to have an op system dragging slowly on my machine.

Looks like you have enough of everything to do Win7 just fine.


Look at my specs in lower left corner drop down menu.

Please read our Tutorials here at SevenForums you will learn a lot

" Doc "
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12 Nov 2009   #7
AussieGuy92

 
 

you should be fine windows update should get the correct drivers for you. or you can find them before you install and have them ready just in case.
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12 Nov 2009   #8
Antony

Win 7 64bit ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ron Wolpa View Post
The disk I have is Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits , which gives me the possibility to select languages and after this the possibility to choose Ultimate , Pro and other ones that I canīt remember. Regarding the hardware available as described above do you consider enough to afford the demands of W7 ?
My copy of ultimate didnt give me those choices. Is that because I choose the 64bit version instead of the 32? Admittedly I just acepted the default options so maybe I need to look further into the options? Or maybe its just cus I have the limited signature edition?
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13 Nov 2009   #9
Ron Wolpa

WINDOWS XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ron Wolpa View Post
Thank for your post . Before installing it, I will have to read more about the matter. Perhaps I will wait next year and purchase a more powerful hardware to do so , I donīt want to take a chance to have an op system dragging slowly on my machine.

Looks like you have enough of everything to do Win7 just fine.


Look at my specs in lower left corner drop down menu.

Please read our Tutorials here at SevenForums you will learn a lot

" Doc "
Thank you very much , sure I will read and study the possibility to purchase a new hardware , because I am not confident it will run fast.
it reminds 1993 , on that time I installed a damn it beta version of Windows 95 on a pentium 165 mhz. I had a terrible head ache.
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