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Windows 7: How Many Versions of Windows 7

28 Nov 2008   #11

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Please, not that. We'll be dealing with 10 times the bloatware. Also not common enough and way too expensive.


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28 Nov 2008   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hi John & Gary

The availability of the hardware would probably stop MS from implementing a system on dual layer. There are still a lot of systems out there using single layer only drives and the anti Microsoft lobby would love that - "I have to buy new hardware on my five year old computer just to instal windows"

The switch to higher capacity media will come and most new machines shipped in the recent past have been fitted with dual layer drive and blu-ray is appearing on more and more top end systems.

How about a Blu-ray disk with the complete Microsoft consumer product range installers on
You buy the OS and everything you ever need is on the disk just purchase the licences you need - could you imagine the outcry from the detractors on that one
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28 Nov 2008   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would love that. One stop shop!
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28 Nov 2008   #14

Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build

lol - I had one of those with XP on a single CD - it was my infamous XP 8 in 1 CD, which used (get this) an isolinux bootloader....

It was created by Michael somebody (don't recall accurately, but I believe the last name was Cheung?) and it rocks - I still use it, although it is a painful process to use these days as it did not have SP1 integrated, much less SP 2....

But it did include VLK Pro & Home (aka Corporate), Retail Pro & Home, OEM Pro and Home, Tablet PC and Media Center Edition (albeit the 2002 version).

I never looked too hard, but I never saw another such disc that fit on a CD - Although I saw plenty of All in One DVDs for XP....

Using the same methodology that he used, it should be easy to create as many W7 installs on a single DL DVD - most modern DVD burners can at the very least *read* DL DVDs, so that wouldn't be much of an issue - but to keep them completely separated, as Vista does on a single DVD would require some fancy knowledge of the files that are in common between the different installs and the files that are unique to each install (which is how my 8 in 1 disc is set up as).
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28 Nov 2008   #15

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

John, there was / is a Michael Chang at Microsoft
Head of Prepackaged software service.

that may be the name you were thinking of

I remember that disk too:) good old days ..
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28 Nov 2008   #16

Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build

That might be it - and he might have gotten hired *because* of his ingenuity at making that disk lol.

And I not only remember it, I burned it and made a CD label by hand for it - still have it too - I burned it to a 800MB CDRW and it *still* works....

It is beneficial to me because I an go to any client's computer and install their particular version of XP, using their own key, without having to mess around looking for a key, and / or install an illegal key.
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28 Nov 2008   #17

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

nice but i don't regularly use or even see 800mb spindles in brick and mortar
i see better support in dual layer discs or in double layer discs still readable by 70-80 of players out there and the double layer would be beneficial for those that dont...
just dont hope the dvd will last long lol....
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29 Nov 2008   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
Windows 7 Editions

Hello all.

I just ran across this; I wonder about its relevance in what the future holds for Windows 7.

How Many Versions of Windows 7-versions.jpg

Later Ted

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29 Nov 2008   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Hum looks promising.
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29 Nov 2008   #20

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

hmm never
so i guess there are going to be still same editions with the inclusion of the n flavor that doesn't include wmp 12 and other MS products...
funny "Ultimate-N"
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