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What is the difference between these two Windows 7 Product

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April 17, 2014 10:44:37 AM

Try your best to answer all of the question if possible.

1) What is the difference between these two product.

-- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) [$89.98]
-- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (64-bit) [$314.99]

2) What is a max RAM Windows 7 can detect per RAM slot? Or in other-words what is the max amount of RAM on a single RAM stick Windows 7 can detect.

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April 17, 2014 10:51:39 AM

1 the difference is one includes 3 lisences while one includes only 1 and windows can detace as many gb per stick as your motherboard can take however home premium is limited to 16gb if you want ot use more you need profesional or ultimate
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April 17, 2014 10:54:58 AM

The first of these product is simply a standalone, 1 license copy of the software. You may install it on one computer and will be hardware ID locked to that specific computer once windows updates for the first time. The latter of the two products is a 3 pack version of Windows. It allows you to install windows on up to 3 computers, where each license will be hardware ID locked to each specific machine once it is used.

As for the ram, there really is no limit in your OS to how much ram each slot can have. That is completely up to your Motherboard's specifications and, more specifically, your BIOS's capabilities.

The only limit Windows 7 does give on ram is for the 32 vs 64 bit OS versions. While the 32 bit version can only have a max of 4 GB of ram, the 64 bit will be good for... oh... I believe the number was 10TB of RAM, lolz. But that is completely dependent on which version of the OS you have of course. ^.^
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April 17, 2014 10:55:29 AM

As legokill said, the more expensive product costs more because it is 3 OS licenses.

Windows 64 Home Premium utilizes up to 16 GB, whereas Enterprise and Ultimate editions allow up to 192 GB.

What are you planning to use your computer for?
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April 17, 2014 10:58:08 AM

1) first item: can only be installed on one computer.
second item: 3-Pack can be installed on up to 3 computers.

OEM: tied to the motherboard of the first PC you install it on. Cannot subsequently be installed on another PC - ever.

2) The RAM limit per slot is imposed by the motherboard specification, not by Windows.
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April 17, 2014 2:06:14 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:
As legokill said, the more expensive product costs more because it is 3 OS licenses.

Windows 64 Home Premium utilizes up to 16 GB, whereas Enterprise and Ultimate editions allow up to 192 GB.

What are you planning to use your computer for?


For gaming and I think 16 GB is more than enough for gaming. Was going to put Windows 7 home premium on a Z87 mobo with a i7 4770k. I think they should all be compatible with each other correct me if I'm wrong on that.
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April 17, 2014 2:45:08 PM

AnimeFever said:
DonQuixoteMC said:
As legokill said, the more expensive product costs more because it is 3 OS licenses.

Windows 64 Home Premium utilizes up to 16 GB, whereas Enterprise and Ultimate editions allow up to 192 GB.

What are you planning to use your computer for?


For gaming and I think 16 GB is more than enough for gaming. Was going to put Windows 7 home premium on a Z87 mobo with a i7 4770k. I think they should all be compatible with each other correct me if I'm wrong on that.


8 GB is enough for gaming :) 

And yes, the 4770K works on Z87 boards.
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April 18, 2014 12:27:09 PM

Ok, all off-topic posts have been removed. Let's keep it on topic and refrain from the personal attacks and back biting. One more off topic post and I'll remove the entire thread.
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