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Windows 7: Test drive Windows 7 Ultimate in explorer

22 Apr 2011   #1
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Test drive Windows 7 Ultimate in explorer

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Regards....Mike Connor


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22 Apr 2011   #2
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

I never really saw much benefit in those higher up versions of windows. Then again the laptop I bought did come with premium.
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22 Apr 2011   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I would assume that you mean Home Premium. If so, that is not a particular high version...though it could be worse.
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22 Apr 2011   #4
Richard Martin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

i must admit ive only used the ultimate version of windows 7 but thought for the extra few pounds i had just as well get the ultimate version, xp was not a bad operating system but windows 7 for me is great it does everything i need of it....
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23 Apr 2011   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I'm thinking some of you may be miss understanding the intent? I don't think its really geared to wards people (like us) already running windows 7. Its meant to showcase windows 7 to people that aren't already using it. Thats why its the Ultimate version. If you're going to pick one version to let somebody test drive you may as well use the one with all the features, right? To be honest though, I didn't install the active X or try it out. I'm just assuming if you have IE 6 or later you're good to go and try it out. From the sounds of it, its a nice way to have a look at windows 7 without dual booting or installing it at all. Somebody probably got an attaboy for that idea.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm already running (and loving it) Windows 7 Ultimate
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24 Apr 2011   #7
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I'm thinking some of you may be miss understanding the intent? I don't think its really geared to wards people (like us) already running windows 7. Its meant to showcase windows 7 to people that aren't already using it. Thats why its the Ultimate version. If you're going to pick one version to let somebody test drive you may as well use the one with all the features, right? To be honest though, I didn't install the active X or try it out. I'm just assuming if you have IE 6 or later you're good to go and try it out. From the sounds of it, its a nice way to have a look at windows 7 without dual booting or installing it at all. Somebody probably got an attaboy for that idea.
Agree with this assessment. Early on I decided to go with 7 Pro. It offered gpedit, XP Mode, and a few other features not offered with Home Premium. (I wish Microsoft would explain why gpedit isn't included in all editions.) I didn't see the need to buy Ultimate just for BitLocker (when TrueCrypt is free) or for the ability to switch between 35 languages.
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24 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, I was forced to buy Ultimate for my personal machines, because I needed the language interface. I use a German keyboard, and even if I could easily obtain an "English" keyboard here, it wouldn't do me much good because it is impossible to buy an English version of Windows 7 here.I have tried. Of course, I could have ordered a keyboard and Windows 7 from elsewhere, in English, but that is always a hassle, and, as things are, if I need the German interface for some reason, I can just switch back to it.

Using the standard German installation, and adding the English interface pack is the only sensible way to go. I know quite a few people with the same problems, so they are also forced to buy Ultimate.

Not really a big deal, but it is extra money of course.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #9
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
I use a German keyboard, and even if I could easily obtain an "English" keyboard here, it wouldn't do me much good because it is impossible to buy an English version of Windows 7 here.
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25 Apr 2011   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can always look into a TechNet subscription..
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