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February 21, 2014 4:05:09 PM

Im going to put windows 7 on a PC but its an fairly old one if i put windows 7 basic on it will it run better then if i put windows 7 ultimate on it or am i just saying nonsense?

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a c 585 $ Windows 7
February 21, 2014 4:20:35 PM

Clicky999 said:
Im going to put windows 7 on a PC but its an fairly old one if i put windows 7 basic on it will it run better then if i put windows 7 ultimate on it or am i just saying nonsense?


Neither of those.
Basic is too crippled, and Ultimate is too expensive and has too many unneeded features.

Windows 7 Home Premium. Depending on the exact specs, of course.
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February 21, 2014 4:23:25 PM

USAFRet said:
Clicky999 said:
Im going to put windows 7 on a PC but its an fairly old one if i put windows 7 basic on it will it run better then if i put windows 7 ultimate on it or am i just saying nonsense?


Neither of those.
Basic is too crippled, and Ultimate is too expensive and has too many unneeded features.

Windows 7 Home Premium. Depending on the exact specs, of course.



Its 2GB of ram
Intel pentium 4 3.2GHz HT (Going to overclock to 3.6GHz)
360GB HDD

I can afford windows 7 i was just asking if it would affect the performance it i put ultimate on it then home Premium ?

Thanks, :) 

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February 21, 2014 4:33:41 PM

Clicky999 said:
USAFRet said:
Clicky999 said:
Im going to put windows 7 on a PC but its an fairly old one if i put windows 7 basic on it will it run better then if i put windows 7 ultimate on it or am i just saying nonsense?


Neither of those.
Basic is too crippled, and Ultimate is too expensive and has too many unneeded features.

Windows 7 Home Premium. Depending on the exact specs, of course.



Its 2GB of ram
Intel pentium 4 3.2GHz HT (Going to overclock to 3.6GHz)
360GB HDD

I can afford windows 7 i was just asking if it would affect the performance it i put ultimate on it then home Premium ?

Thanks, :) 



On that box, Ultimate is a waste of money. It offers zero performance increase over Home Premium.
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February 21, 2014 5:06:39 PM

Thanks but I have ultimate already so I was wondering would it affect performance or make no difference ether way?
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February 21, 2014 5:13:06 PM

This will show you the differences between versions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

All versions are based on the same core code so there is absolutely no difference in performance. Ultimate is a complete waste of money for the majority of users. Home Premium is more than adequate.
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a c 585 $ Windows 7
February 21, 2014 5:16:51 PM

I'd even argue that Ultimate is worse than Home Premium, simply because of the extra services that may be running, sucking up resources.

Especially on an old P4 with 2GB RAM.
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February 21, 2014 5:18:14 PM

Good point...
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February 22, 2014 5:57:11 AM

Thanks everyone Home Premium it is then :) 
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