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Which W7 version is better for gaming?

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July 9, 2009 7:35:13 PM

I want to get the upgrade promotion before July 11, but which one should I get if I'm using my PC mainly for gaming and some Internet surfing? The W7 Home Premium Upgrade for $50 or the W7 Professional Upgrade for $100? And should I even get the upgrade or should I wait for the OEM? Maybe the OEM will be cheaper.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 9, 2009 7:45:25 PM

Home Premium
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July 9, 2009 7:51:21 PM

Scotteq said:
Home Premium

Why home premium? Can you please elaborate? Is it that Professional has unnecessary features that I will not be using?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 9, 2009 8:07:23 PM

Unless you need support for Network Domains, shadow backup, and hard drive encryption, you do not need to waste money on Pro.
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July 9, 2009 8:12:50 PM

OK. Thanks for your help, you just saved me 50 bucks.
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July 9, 2009 10:04:56 PM

I have one more question, my buddy let me borrow a bulk windows xp cd and I installed that on my pc. Can I upgrade to W7 from that?
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July 10, 2009 2:21:55 AM

You won't be able to run an upgrade installation of Windows 7 over an install of XP, you'll have to do a format+clean install and provide an upgrade eligible license/product key.
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July 10, 2009 3:12:04 PM

mtyermom said:
You won't be able to run an upgrade installation of Windows 7 over an install of XP, you'll have to do a format+clean install and provide an upgrade eligible license/product key.

What? I thought the promotion was offered to XP customers as well. I thought the only difference was that I had to do a clean install as oppose to vista? Isn't going from windows xp to windows 7 still an upgrade? Can somebody else please confirm this before I go and buy it?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 10, 2009 3:17:52 PM

You do a clean install and input your XP key...
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July 10, 2009 3:28:13 PM

I do have the key, but don't know if there's going to be a problem since it's a bulk widows xp. Do any of you have an idea if it would work or not?
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a b $ Windows 7
July 10, 2009 5:04:00 PM

d_mon1 said:
I do have the key, but don't know if there's going to be a problem since it's a bulk widows xp. Do any of you have an idea if it would work or not?



Use this utility to read teh key you have installed now: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/02/11/easily-change-...
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July 10, 2009 5:16:06 PM

if it's a legal copy of windows you will be fine
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July 10, 2009 5:43:21 PM

All right, thanks for all your help guys.
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