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June 12, 2010 9:31:24 PM

Looking into buying Windows 7 for my new computer. What is the difference between Ultimate and Professional Version?

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June 12, 2010 9:40:05 PM

Professional is a strip down version for business type applications (not all of the extra junk) and Ulimate has everything (the extras!!). A lot of people like the Pro, since it doesn't have all the extra junk that takes up hard drive space / resources.
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June 12, 2010 10:20:40 PM

Would be fine for watching movies and playing video games? I also need to install a language pack
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June 12, 2010 10:29:14 PM

Home Premium would be enough for Gaming and Movies. Pro stands out because you can Join a Domain, Back Up to a Network Drive, and Run XP in a Virtual mode native to Win 7.
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June 13, 2010 4:15:30 AM

jhsong68 said:
Looking into buying Windows 7 for my new computer. What is the difference between Ultimate and Professional Version?


Everyone overlooks the most important difference, support.

Pro gets extended support. That means that when mainstream support ends in 2015, it continues to get security updates through 2020.

Ultimate does NOT get extended support, so security updates end in 2015. That is the biggest difference.

If you think you will still be using this OS in 2016, Professional makes a lot more sense. You might need some of the oddball stuff included in Ultimate, but it is extremely unlikely. So I would say 7 Professional is the best choice.
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June 28, 2010 3:49:04 PM

foscooter said:
Here is the comparision:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/default.aspx

If you need language, Ultimate. Else Home should be fine.

But Timop is more detailed!

I beleive the main difference in Pro and Ultimate, and the reason for the increase in cost is BitLocker. It eliminates the need for a third party dis encryption product.
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