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Windows 7 Home Premium vs Ultimate?

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  1. Lionheart

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    Hey guys, just a simple question here, wat operating system would you recommend outta these 2 choices, Windows 7 Home Premium Or Windows 7 Ultimate, I know Ultimate comes with more features but are they worth the price that you pay for it. Cheapest I could find for both of them are,

    Home Premium = $292

    Ultimate = $469

    I can afford Ultimate but I just wanna know if its worth it thats all, I dont just wanna buy it because it says Ultimate and has extra features and too make My computer look even better if you's know want I mean, wat do u call it again, e-peen or something, anyways I appreciate the help, PEACE:rockout:

    PS. That is in Aussie dollars just so you's know:D
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    i would say get home prem, ultimate doesnt have that great of perks for 200 dollars more almost.
    if you really just want it for bragging rights, well you no how to get it for cheaper
    not sure about the rules on this forum so im not gonna say that way.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I think all of Ultimate's perks can be had with third party programs. I'd go for Home.

    And I just love how you obviosly can't have fun with Vista Business edition. ^^

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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    Win7 comparison. I think Vista's comparison is a little different from Win7.
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    the only use full thing from ultimate is "bitlocker" which just an HDD encrypter
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I completely forgot about that XP thing. That's actually something I could use (I have some programs for school that doesn't work with 7).
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    Professional might be what you need. Why not go OEM? Are you planning to do a lot of upgrading after buying Win7?
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    I'd go for neither home prem or ultimate - get pro as it's got a few nicer things than home prem and is cheaper than ultimate (which has nothing useful over what pro has).
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    Ultimate is well worth it for BitLocker, if securing your drives is a requirement.

    The security provided by that is very good and robust.
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    1. Do you live in AUS?
    2. Is this for your own private use; not resale?

    Well, if you answered yes, then just spend 260 (28% off using code TNWIN7L this offer ends March 31, 2010) or so on a technet subscription.

    A lot cheaper and more useful than 469 for ULT.

    PS: send me the change:D
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    Whoa thanx heaps guys, TPU has the best and quiekest help you can get! hmmm so many answers!:D
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    Didnt know you could download Windows 7, I should have done more research then just lookin at retail products:D

    HHmmm $119.99USD for home premium is pretty damn good, what did you guys do, download a copy or buy a physical retail copy?
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    Would you prefer "+1"?

    I agree with what he said, go with Pro.
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    What do you guys think I should do, download a copy or purchase the retail version?
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    Whichever is cheaper.
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    Im having mad BSODs with Windows 7 X64 ultimate. i have seen that alot of people are getting the same errors i am with the 64 ultimate
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    Retail? Sweet. I preordered mine from amazon.co.uk for about €80, really nice. I say buy it. ;)

    Oh, remember you get two discs, one with 32 bit and one with 64.
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    Not that you need it, but I give another nod to Pro. RDP Host, XP mode, Backup to network, and other features.

    [​IMG]

    Though at least here in the states Pro's pricing is so close to Ultimate, I've been thinking of doing Ultimate. Don't need VHD booting, but if I had it, I'd use it.
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    Thanx for the help guys! still havent decided though!

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