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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate

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11 Feb 2010   #151
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello xxmakroxx, welcome to Seven Forums!


It's the mobo that OEM is tied to; it can be installed as many times as needed to the same mobo.


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11 Feb 2010   #152
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I bought OEM ultimate for my build and ultimate full for a clean laptop install - the one in my sig. Microsoft will always release different versions - more $$$. If you can't afford it but Premium - but not you can only install 16GB RAM max. Ultimate increases this to 192GB.
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12 Feb 2010   #153
Coolness

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I bought OEM ultimate for my build and ultimate full for a clean laptop install - the one in my sig. Microsoft will always release different versions - more $$$. If you can't afford it but Premium - but not you can only install 16GB RAM max. Ultimate increases this to 192GB.
In theory. No-one is ever going to need 12gb+ RAM anyway, and if you insist, most mobo's dont even support more than 16gb.
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13 Feb 2010   #154
Brains

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I bought OEM ultimate for my build and ultimate full for a clean laptop install - the one in my sig. Microsoft will always release different versions - more $$$. If you can't afford it but Premium - but not you can only install 16GB RAM max. Ultimate increases this to 192GB.
In theory. No-one is ever going to need 12gb+ RAM anyway, and if you insist, most mobo's dont even support more than 16gb.
Yes Coolness,
Quote:
No-one is ever going to need 12gb+ RAM anyway
I Know that but what we are looking for is Refreshed Memory. For say, start of an Online Game, All Memory Free. What is the best way to get All Memory Free

Brains.

EDIT: I'm back on XP3(same computer), My Win7 RCA Final's drive took a dive didn't even last Four Seasons.
Next drive I'll get a Win 7 Install I'm used to it and I like it.
I've seen these Tokens for VISTA Users that can up Grade to Win7 . How about People like Me who bought XP2 OEM with there Computer Because they/me knew that the OS(VISTA) did Not do what the Administrator would liked it to do.

Out.
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13 Feb 2010   #155
Coolness

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brains View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I bought OEM ultimate for my build and ultimate full for a clean laptop install - the one in my sig. Microsoft will always release different versions - more $$$. If you can't afford it but Premium - but not you can only install 16GB RAM max. Ultimate increases this to 192GB.
In theory. No-one is ever going to need 12gb+ RAM anyway, and if you insist, most mobo's dont even support more than 16gb.
Yes Coolness,
Quote:
No-one is ever going to need 12gb+ RAM anyway
I Know that but what we are looking for is Refreshed Memory. For say, start of an Online Game, All Memory Free. What is the best way to get All Memory Free

Brains.

EDIT: I'm back on XP3(same computer), My Win7 RCA Final's drive took a dive didn't even last Four Seasons.
Next drive I'll get a Win 7 Install I'm used to it and I like it.
I've seen these Tokens for VISTA Users that can up Grade to Win7 . How about People like Me who bought XP2 OEM with there Computer Because they/me knew that the OS(VISTA) did Not do what the Administrator would liked it to do.

Out.
I dont really feel what you'r saying there. We are looking for Refreshed Memory? All Memory free? Why?
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13 Feb 2010   #156
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
If you can't afford it but Premium - but not you can only install 16GB RAM max. Ultimate increases this to 192GB.
Yeah, I don't think this is a factor at all. 90% of people won't have a need for 8GB of RAM with Windows 7, 99% of people won't ever need 16GB of RAM with Windows 7. And as others have stated, current mobos generally won't support that level of RAM anyway.
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14 Feb 2010   #157
Bily

Windows 7
 
 

The fact that Ultimate has built-in fax software is a biggie for me and I see it's not even listed on the first page features list.
It eliminates your need to have a fax machine as long as you have a modem in your computer.
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14 Feb 2010   #158
Bily

Windows 7
 
 

@waldie77
You will not have to install all your programs over again in a clean install if you do what I did.
Use Acronis 2010 to make a full backup of your present OS partition; create a .vhd file from that backup using Acronis 2010, then you will be able to "attach" the vhd to your clean Windows7 installation and run "most" programs directly off the attached vhd.
I am even able to play Left4Dead off of my vhd file and it runs as well as it did on my old Vista installation.
Now, there WILL be programs that will not run correctly off the vhd that you will have to reinstall to Windows 7. I have not tried running every single program mainly because I did not discover this awesome built-in feature of Windows 7 until AFTER I had reinstalled nearly all of my programs.
So this will save you "some" of the aggravation of a clean installation.
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21 Mar 2010   #159
Panxo

Windows 7 x32 bits
 
 

Thanks for thisd nice information :P
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21 Mar 2010   #160
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Good to know, many thanks!
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