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Home basic or premium

hi, windows 7 home basic has ram limit of upto 8gb, wheres home premium has it 16gb. will it be a good choice to get home basic for using it till EOL (2020 i think)?
4 years ago 2gb ram was sufficient for games, nowadays 4gb+ is the comfort zone.
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  1. Best answer
    Hi :)

    And your question is ?

    All the best Brett :)
  2. If buying, go with Home Premium 64-bit Retail.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
  3. Is there such a difference in price that it forces you to ask a question like this? I mean, if I had a choice between a theoretical $20 Home Basic and $120 Home Premium, then I would pick the obvious Home Basic, if we're talking about a general-use PC. If the difference is only $10, go with Home Premium.
  4. the price difference is $40-50. and yes, i am buying.

    and asking cause, in the coming years, if windows 8 takes the lead or say MS releases another windows in few years and games/ application devs start preferring those, then whats the use of spending 40$ more on something like aero or a memory limit that wont be reached ?
  5. If the features of basic are sufficient for your needs go with it.
  6. all features are sufficient, except the RAM limit of 8GB, that makes me feel at unease.
  7. Best answer selected by Gamer100.
  8. i will go n take the xp to windows 8 upgrade offer from MS, thanks all.
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