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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate

View Poll Results: What edition are you buying
Ultimate 545 53.59%
Professional 170 16.72%
Home Premium 255 25.07%
Other 12 1.18%
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18 Jan 2010   #141
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am working from a clean install. It is a bit of a pain; however, the effort is worth it for a smooth running system.


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19 Jan 2010   #142
waldie77

 
Biting bullets

I bit the bullet and clean installed th Ultimate. Spent all day yesterday re-installing software and removing parts of old.windows. The entire clean install took only 31 minutes from start to finish, and things are whipping along.
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21 Jan 2010   #143
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

To answer the earlier question, enterprise and ultimate feature wise are the same, the difference is the licensing terms and how they are activated. Ultimate has no VLK, whilst enterprise is VLK only.
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22 Jan 2010   #144
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
To answer the earlier question, enterprise and ultimate feature wise are the same, the difference is the licensing terms and how they are activated. Ultimate has no VLK, whilst enterprise is VLK only.
VLK? Thanks for the info tho.
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22 Jan 2010   #145
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
To answer the earlier question, enterprise and ultimate feature wise are the same, the difference is the licensing terms and how they are activated. Ultimate has no VLK, whilst enterprise is VLK only.
VLK? Thanks for the info tho.

Volume license key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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22 Jan 2010   #146
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
To answer the earlier question, enterprise and ultimate feature wise are the same, the difference is the licensing terms and how they are activated. Ultimate has no VLK, whilst enterprise is VLK only.
VLK? Thanks for the info tho.

Volume license key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hey, my windows is like that! I have Professional
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31 Jan 2010   #147
Brains

Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition x64 (Build 7100) "6.1.7100.0"
 
 

The most important component of the OS is to utilise the multi CPU's.
So WHY has MS only utilised all cpu's from Home Premium up???

Starter and Home basic are obsolete before anyone buys it.


Brains.
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31 Jan 2010   #148
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brains View Post
The most important component of the OS is to utilise the multi CPU's.
So WHY has MS only utilised all cpu's from Home Premium up???

Starter and Home basic are obsolete before anyone buys it.


Brains.
You are confused. Microsoft mean one physical cpu which can have 2 or more threads aka cores.
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09 Feb 2010   #149
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Back in the RC days (ages ago now) I ran Ultimate but I have no need for some of the advanced networking features, BitLocker or other fluff that's bundled into Ultimate and Pro. Home Premium does all I need and performs very well, theoretically better than the more bloated versions.

Home Premium all the way.
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11 Feb 2010   #150
xxmakroxx

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helpfulnerd View Post
lokiundergod

If I was in charge of releasing editions at MS here is what I would do:

1.) Scrap the starter or basic edition. There's no point. Many users will upgrade because they want the eye candy and I think its a waste for users to find out that they got the wrong version, and eneviatbly will be upset that they spent money on something they didn't want.

2) Release two versions of Win7:

- Windows 7 (thats it, not ultimate, no special name) this is for regular users, but has all the features of Ultimate without the title of "Ultimate". If you don't need a certain feature you just don't use it. Kinda like how some Mac users don't use all of the features of OS X, they just use what they need and its there if they do need it one day.
- Windows 7 Enterprise. This version is for companies, business, servers etc. it could have extra features for these companies, like things a server will need.

3) Change the price. MS needs to be more competitive with Mac. I use PC and MAC. I need to use both platforms because I work in the web industry and testing is important. Plus I like having the option to use multiple platforms cuzz I'm a nerd and enjoy both sides equally. Many of my die hard mac friends don't believe me when I say that Win7 is impressive. So if MS hopes to stay completive they should change the pricing to grab (and keep) users on the PC platform. I will have a hard time if MS releases Win7 Ultimate for $349 (full version) like they did with Vista. Thats a ridiculous price compared to $129 for OS X.

I really enjoy Win7, and I will upgrade. But MS needs a reality check. This economy, unemployment, its a hard sell to charge $349 for software. MS should bare that in mind.

C'mon MS keep it simple and affordable. What do you all think? On base, off base, let me know.
I could not agree more! I am building a wicked gaming rig and want to buy 7 Ultimate but don't think I can because I need a power supply. Maybe I have to settle for the OEM copy but what I hear It's good for 1 installation and that aggravates the crap outta me because it's the only way to get ultimate "reasonably" priced.
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