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Windows 7: Professional or Ultimate - which to install

08 Aug 2009   #11
banderz777

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
The Ultimate has the "Multiple Activation" feature enabled whereas you have to get a new key for each Professional installation - so I've plumped for the Ultimate version. Looks like the ultimate version will also get the Language packs earlier as well.

Problem solved.

Thanks

Cheers
jimbo
I thought the Enterprise Ed. MAK (multiple activation key) and not the Ultimate or maybe you have a different subscription then mine(TechNet Direct) , I will have to look that up.


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08 Aug 2009   #12
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
as a technet suscriber I can finally get my hands on the RTM version. I'm still confused as to should I go for the Professional or Ultimate version.

The Home premium is no good for me as I want to run both an IIS server and have remote RDP available (Home premium only allows you to have an RDP CLIENT).

This might seem a silly question --I've seen lots of "Upgrade" charts etc etc but nobody seems to explain what the basic differences between these versions REALLY are.


Decent networking, RDP server, IIS server, and being able to use the Windows Media center are all a requirement.

Thanks everyone

I'll like others post my findings on the RTM once I've figured out what to download.

Cheers
jimbo
I find this to be the most incredible post I've ever read on SevenForums...
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08 Aug 2009   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
I find this to be the most incredible post I've ever read on SevenForums...

Hi there
not sure why as I'm quite sure I wasn't the only one confused by the myriad of versions.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Aug 2009   #14
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I went Pro... I installed on 4 pc's last night. Man I love the 'Get Another Key' link I didn't need any of the stuff from Ultimate... If I ever do, I'll just install Ultimate.
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09 Aug 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The Pro still supports the Virtual PC and XP mode there. The backup feature as well as those few extra items found in the Ultimate edition however may just come in handy later even if you don't have an immediate use this early.

When Vista first came out and I waited in line like everyone else the Ultimate was sold out fast! I ended up with the Home Premium edition there. With 7? Not this time around especially with projects in mind for the Virtual PC as well as the system image and BitLocker features.
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09 Aug 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Choosing professional or ultimate depends on your needs.
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09 Aug 2009   #17
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi correction
- It's ENTERPRISE that has the multiple activation -- still available btw on technet to normal suscribers.

I've gone for Ultimate -- this needs 1 key per machine but you can get several keys anyway.

cheers
jimbo
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09 Aug 2009   #18
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The Pro still supports the Virtual PC and XP mode there. The backup feature as well as those few extra items found in the Ultimate edition however may just come in handy later even if you don't have an immediate use this early.

When Vista first came out and I waited in line like everyone else the Ultimate was sold out fast! I ended up with the Home Premium edition there. With 7? Not this time around especially with projects in mind for the Virtual PC as well as the system image and BitLocker features.
Professional supports backup as well. Bitlocker will be more important to me when all of my hardware supports it...
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10 Aug 2009   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
Professional supports backup as well. Bitlocker will be more important to me when all of my hardware supports it...
Don't forget the AppLocker as well as the
UNIX based applications subsystem!
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