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Windows 7: ultimate / enterprise

29 Apr 2010   #1
fadedrs

Vista Ultimate X64, Windows 7 X64, XP Pro X64, Vista Home Premium X86
 
 
ultimate / enterprise

couple questions.....

1) what is the dif between ultimate and enterprise?

2) which is better?

3) can you upgrade from ultimate to enterprise if it is better than ultimate?

thanks in advance

Ryan


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29 Apr 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The primary difference is that enterprise is ONLY available to Volume License Customers. Therefore, you cannot just go to a store and pick up the Enterprise version.

The feature set between Enterprise and Ultimate are the same. Ultimate is just sold in retail channels and can be purchased via a single license.
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29 Apr 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fadedrs View Post
couple questions.....

1) what is the dif between ultimate and enterprise?

2) which is better?

3) can you upgrade from ultimate to enterprise if it is better than ultimate?

thanks in advance

Ryan
Enterprise is a special version for large businesses... and usually has a volume license. From what I've read Ent. is the same as Ult.

There are only 2 additions from Pro to Ultimate... Ultimate has all the language packs built in and includes Bitlocker. Since most people dont need the languages, and there are plenty of alternatives for drive encryption such as Truecrypt, I dont see much reason to suggest Ultimate to anyone!
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29 Apr 2010   #4
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here is some more information on Enterprise - Microsoft Windows Enterprise: Windows 7, Evolved for the Modern Enterprise. The other answers here give you the primary differences. Since you are just one person (as opposed to a large business ) you should be just fine with Ultimate!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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29 Apr 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's an SKU guide.
click the image to enlarge
ultimate / enterprise-sku-guide.jpg


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30 Apr 2010   #6
fadedrs

Vista Ultimate X64, Windows 7 X64, XP Pro X64, Vista Home Premium X86
 
 

Thank you but one question still remains open can you upgrade from ultimate to enterprise or no?
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30 Apr 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

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Thank you but one question still remains open can you upgrade from ultimate to enterprise or no?
I guess that is a good question? But why? They are the same except for the VLP Keys. I don't think you want to setup a KMS server for Enterprise?
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30 Apr 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fadedrs View Post
Thank you but one question still remains open can you upgrade from ultimate to enterprise or no?
Not if you are a home user as you don't have the volume license keys and cannot buy them individually.
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30 Apr 2010   #9
fadedrs

Vista Ultimate X64, Windows 7 X64, XP Pro X64, Vista Home Premium X86
 
 

but it is possible?
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30 Apr 2010   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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but it is possible?

If you are a home user, you have no business being in possesion of a VL copy of Win7 Enterprise. Where did you get this copy... a torrent DL?
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