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Jon Bailey May 26, 2010, 04:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 26, 2010, 05:21pm EDT

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May 26, 2010, 05:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
You won't need XP Mode unless you're running some seriously legacy software. If you didn't have any software problems with Vista, you won't with 7.

There's no "Home Professional," you might have that confused with "Professional."

The editions to consider:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Enterprise
- Windows 7 Ultimate

Enterprise/Ultimate is the same thing (same feature set), the only difference is the licensing. Enterprise can be VLK/KMS/MAK, Ultimate is retail/OEM only.

Which narrows your choices down to Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. Professional is the best bang-for-the-buck with 7 (... but with Vista, Home Premium was the best deal).

Jon Bailey May 26, 2010, 05:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 26, 2010, 05:26pm EDT

 
>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
so, you think professional is worth the extra?

maybe considering getting from ebay

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Afrow UK May 26, 2010, 06:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Get Pro. I recommend.

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Chad Mcaulay May 26, 2010, 06:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
I've found that Home Premium has all the features that I need. Also, all my software works better on 7 than it did on Vista. I guess it all depends on what you are wanting to do with your computer.

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BoT May 26, 2010, 06:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i would go with pro too.
i don't think the price difference should be that much.
are you sure you are not looking at a upgrade version for home?

if you are a student or know someone who is, microsoft has the student versions heavily discounted.

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Michael C May 26, 2010, 07:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Should you? Yes. Vista is terrible compared, and you will see that after upgrading. I'd get Home Premium.

Dave May 26, 2010, 09:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Ditch Vista, its seriously 100%s**te. Barely use my desktop at the moment because of the p**s poor operating system.

At almost half the price, Home Premium is certainly the one to get. They should just call it Home edition, god knows what the "Premium" is there for.

...price premium perhaps?

Michael C May 26, 2010, 09:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
I'm guessing because it sounds professional mainly.

Supreet Virdi May 27, 2010, 12:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Windows 7 is amazing, far better than Windows Vista in regards to memory management, services, registry modifications and security issues. I highly recommend Windows 7, I have personally used Windows 7 Ultimate (Trial), but I need faster computer in order to get result what I expect.

I've worked with Microsoft Windows Technical Support (Complete Operating System Troubleshooting). I was in Tier II Support as an Escalation Engineer for almost three years. Windows Vista was not upto my expectations and many users did not like it.

However, without a doubt I would highly suggest you to purchase Professional Edition, believe me you will not regret it. I would also suggest atleast 4GB RAM and a DirectX 11 card.

Meats_Of_Evil May 27, 2010, 03:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Come to think of it. I've never seen the feature for XP mode on Windows 7 Pro. Where is it located exactly?

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Afrow UK May 27, 2010, 04:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tried Before Jan 15, 2011, 01:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Just thought I'd share:

I went from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. I skipped right over Vista - it was a flop; a total failure of an O/S. Windows 7 is (on my setup) very stable, loads quickly, shutdowns quickly. Lots of reasons to get it. Some reasons to avoid it. Overall though, if you're going from Vista to Win 7, I say DO IT. For those people going from XP to Win 7, well, I say keep them both. :)

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john albrich Jan 15, 2011, 03:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Supreet Virdi said:
...However, without a doubt I would highly suggest you to purchase Professional Edition, believe me you will not regret it. I would also suggest atleast 4GB RAM and a DirectX 11 card.


Whether you get Pro or Home Premium depends on what you need the computer to do...what you use it for. Look at the supported features of both. In general, Professional is more flexible and gives the user more options in how to administer the system and network connectivity, but it may not be worth the extra money to you. You easily should be able to find a side-by-side comparison chart somewhere online.

If you are talking about a laptop computer, you may or may not be able to upgrade your video or RAM. However, if you can, then...

As for buying an DirectX 11 capable video card, unless you are really into high-end gaming, or very sophisticated graphics design, IMO it's a waste of money. If you can do what you need to do with your current video card, and the performance is acceptable to you...just keep it. Again, you should be able to find a side-by-side feature comparison chart for DirectX11 and whatever version your video subsystem currently supports.

As for the 4GB of RAM, if you can do what you need to do, and with performance that is acceptable to you, then it's also a waste of money to buy more RAM. However, Win7 is a 64bit operating system and can use more than 4GB of RAM (unlike a 32GB OS), and you may even wish to consider 6GB or 8GB IF your system supports it. On a limited budget I'd buy more RAM before I worried about buying a new video card. The added RAM can help performance considerably if you run a lot of programs at once (or open lots of documents in a program like Word), have a video card with a huge amount of memory (e.g. 1GB), and/or use a multi-core CPU. If your motherboard supports "dual-channel" you may want to purchase and/or configure your memory cards to obtain higher performance possible with "dual-channel" configurations. You can search on "dual channel" for more info on that.

TamTheBam Jan 15, 2011, 10:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 15, 2011, 12:10pm EST

 
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Agreed there's absolutely NO need for a DX11 card with Win7 unless you are into high-end
gaming, with high-end build.

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kOrny Jan 15, 2011, 12:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
DONT DOO IT!!!



just kidding. people are still using Vista? Yuck. get the professional edition!

not sure if you are a student, or if this deal works in the UK, but you get get it cheap if you got a .edu email:

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/software/windows/default.aspx

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>> Re: Windows 7 : should I?
Tried Before (95689) said on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:09pm PST:
I went from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate. I skipped right over Vista - it was a flop; a total failure of an O/S.

You skipped over Vista, so how would you know? :P Get your info from Mac ads? It always seems to me that the Vista haters are the ones who never actually used it.

That's not to say that Vista is better than 7, quite the opposite -- 7 is pretty much better than Vista in every way.

I used Vista from the day the RTM was leaked to the day the Windows 7 RTM was leaked and never had any major problems. Of course, soon after 7 came out I got sick of Windows in general and switched to Linux full-time. :_)


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