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Windows 7: Win7 Retail The Real Story?

18 Feb 2010   #1
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Win7 Retail The Real Story?

I have been hearing from people that used the RC and then bought the retail version that the retail is nothing like the RC. They say that the security in the retail version was pumped back up to almost the same level as vista was.

The people I hear saying this also said that they used the RC and really enjoyed it but were surprised and disappointed by the copy they bought on the store shelf.

So what is the truth in all of this? Are there any differences between the RC and retail that would be worth noting or are these people simply exaggerating or stirring up trouble with rumors?

Just curious.


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18 Feb 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i haven't noticed any significant difference. i think the biggest difference many people face between the RC and the retail versions is the transition from having the ultimate version and then downgrading to the home premium version obviously losing features they may not have been aware they would no longer have.
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18 Feb 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I too didn't notice much difference whatsoever between RC1 and the final RTM release. Their certainly was not significant changes in the security system
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18 Feb 2010   #4
DocBrown

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

I have been beta testing win7 since it was Milestone ??? in fall of 2008

So I have been through a lot of different builds of win7. On this particular computer(x64) I upgraded to the retail version in Sept. with my TechNet subscription.

I have not noticed any pumped up difference with the current retail version.
So I guess I am a very satisfied user of win7.
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18 Feb 2010   #5
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I really can't see why there would be some type of drastic change to the retail after all the trouble microsoft went through to get everyone using the RC and become familiar with their new OS. I really think that going through the RC process only to turn around and give consumers a product that was that much different would be a big deal and you would see talk of it all over the net and it would also be very damaging to sales within the first week or so.

I still plan to stick with 7 regardless. I just wanted to know if it were really true or not.
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18 Feb 2010   #6
iseeuu

 
 

A few things are missing, like Group Policy, and Network Backup but I have not noticed any performance hit from the Ultimate RC and my Home Premium.
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18 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The only difference I noticed was a better performance of the RC. But then that was not a full blown system. But other than that I am happy with Home Premium (especially the 32bit version). I do not miss any of the Ultimate functions. The 64bit version that came with my new laptop has a few more problems (in terms of not being able to run a few things).
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18 Feb 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
A few things are missing, like Group Policy, and Network Backup but I have not noticed any performance hit from the Ultimate RC and my Home Premium.
And those things are only missing because you went from the Ultimate version to the Home Premium product.
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18 Feb 2010   #9
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
A few things are missing, like Group Policy, and Network Backup but I have not noticed any performance hit from the Ultimate RC and my Home Premium.
And those things are only missing because you went from the Ultimate version to the Home Premium product.
Exactly.
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18 Feb 2010   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I have been beta testing win7 since it was Milestone ??? in fall of 2008

So I have been through a lot of different builds of win7. On this particular computer(x64) I upgraded to the retail version in Sept. with my TechNet subscription.

I have not noticed any pumped up difference with the current retail version.
So I guess I am a very satisfied user of win7.

6801?

I've been through most of the builds as well and have not noticed any significant changes to security.
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