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Win7 Ultimate Vs. Win7 Pro?

My wife is a student and I am building a new rig and want to give Win7 a go. I have the option to get the student version of Win7 Pro for really cheap through MS but wonder if Win7 Ultimate is a better option? What are the main differences? Win7 Ultimate has the XP mode and Win7 Pro only has the compatibility mode, is that the main difference? I am mainly going to be gaming and internet surfing, but also work at home with AutoCAD 2000i will that run in Win7 Pro or will I have issues? Is it worth the HUGE gap in price to get ultimate?

Thanks!

-Joe
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    Both SKU's have Windows XP Mode available (XP Mode can be used in Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate). Paul Thurrott has written a great comparison of the features in each Windows 7 SKU. THat article can be found here:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp
  2. The_Prophecy said:
    Both SKU's have Windows XP Mode available (XP Mode can be used in Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate). Paul Thurrott has written a great comparison of the features in each Windows 7 SKU. THat article can be found here:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp


    Thanks, I think that pretty much made up my mind. I'll go with Pro for now as it looks like that has all the features I need. I didn't know the Pro had the XP mode, thought it was only the Ultimate version.

    -Joe
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