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Is it worth upgrading from windows home premium 64 bit to windows 7 pro 64 bit

I have 7 home premium 64 bit installed, would there be an advantage to upgrade to windows 7 pro 64 bit
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  1. Super simple answer, No. Lol
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    Windows 7 Pro only has the advantage of joining a domain and allowing over 16GB of RAM, in a nutshell. If you want to spend $135 for no reason, be my guest.
  3. kawininjazx said:
    Windows 7 Pro only has the advantage of joining a domain and allowing over 16GB of RAM, in a nutshell. If you want to spend $135 for no reason, be my guest.


    You can put 16 GB in Home Premium to lol, no point.
  4. Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00
  5. space nut said:
    Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00


    Buy a better Graphics Card or something.
  6. procyen said:
    space nut said:
    Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00


    Buy a better Graphics Card or something.


    That's a good Idea thanks
  7. space nut said:
    Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00


    Keep in mind that an OEM version of Win 7 Pro 64-bit sells for under $120 - One advantage of Win 7 Pro is that it had Virtual Machine XP-Mode for older Win XP programs. If you are not using this feature (I do) then there is no big advantage.

    And I must mention that upgrading to Windows 8 Pro (or Win 8.1 Pro) costs about $80.
  8. Ubrales said:
    space nut said:
    Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00


    Keep in mind that an OEM version of Win 7 Pro 64-bit sells for under $120 - One advantage of Win 7 Pro is that it had Virtual Machine XP-Mode for older Win XP programs. If you are not using this feature (I do) then there is no big advantage.

    And I must mention that upgrading to Windows 8 Pro (or Win 8.1 Pro) costs about $80.


    Thanks I think I will stay with windows 7 H/P 64. don't like the look of windows 8.
    Space Nut.
  9. space nut said:
    Ubrales said:
    space nut said:
    Thanks Guys looks like I will save $135.00


    Keep in mind that an OEM version of Win 7 Pro 64-bit sells for under $120 - One advantage of Win 7 Pro is that it had Virtual Machine XP-Mode for older Win XP programs. If you are not using this feature (I do) then there is no big advantage.

    And I must mention that upgrading to Windows 8 Pro (or Win 8.1 Pro) costs about $80.


    Thanks I think I will stay with windows 7 H/P 64. don't like the look of windows 8.
    Space Nut.


    On my Win 8.1 computer I installed "Classic Shell" and now it looks exactly like Windows 7, 'Start' button. Menu, and all. One click and I am in Win 8 if desired. Win 8 is the way things are going.
  10. Nope. Not worth it unless you have greater than 16 GB RAM. XP mode is useless now since Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. You're fine on what you already have.
  11. On XP-Mode the browser is de-activated and this prevents malware from getting in.

    Besides, I have a dedicated Win XP desktop on which the Ethernet cable is disconnected. It runs my older programs perfectly. I don't need XP updates going forward.
  12. kawininjazx said:
    Windows 7 Pro only has the advantage of joining a domain and allowing over 16GB of RAM, in a nutshell. If you want to spend $135 for no reason, be my guest.


    In addition to this, win 7 pro also allows remote desktop sessions.

    Which PCs can I connect to using Remote Desktop Connection?

    You can use a PC running any edition of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, or a PC running Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1 to initiate a connection. But the remote PC must be running one of these Windows operating systems:

    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Windows 8 Enterprise

    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 7 Professional

    Windows 7 Enterprise

    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows Vista Business

    Windows Vista Ultimate

    Windows Vista Enterprise

    Windows XP Professiona
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