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Which windows 7 is better? home vs pro vs ultimate

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April 16, 2010 6:18:28 AM

Looking for anybody who has fooled around with all three windows 7 OS can somebody guide a nOOb to the right chioce? People are XP vs Vista vs 7 but not which 7 to pay attention to or not.
April 16, 2010 6:35:25 AM

Which windows 7 is better? Ultimate. That was easy. :) 

Which one do you need?

Look at the table on the back of the box showing which version has which features. Then decide which features you need.

If you are in a non-business environment, Win7 Home is probably all you need.
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April 16, 2010 7:33:36 AM

Home Premium should be sufficient for 95% of home users. You may want to consider Professional with XP Mode if you have really old software that doesn't work natively in Windows 7.

Nice feature comparison here:

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp
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April 16, 2010 5:14:04 PM

kpac said:
Looking for anybody who has fooled around with all three windows 7 OS can somebody guide a nOOb to the right chioce? People are XP vs Vista vs 7 but not which 7 to pay attention to or not.


With Ultimate, you get just that, the ultimate version of Windows 7! However, you may not need all of those features. You can check out this comparison chart (in addition to JSC's resource) and choose which is right for you - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/co....

Good luck with the decision and I hope you enjoy Windows 7!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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April 16, 2010 5:29:55 PM

hey thanx - of the reaserch that was done i could not find charts that were as thorough as the win supersite the win microsoft link isnt working though CassandraF thank you.
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April 17, 2010 7:02:43 PM

Consider one additional feature which affects price, and that is OEM Vs Retail. With OEM, the buyer will not get any tech support from Microsoft. Retail includes tech support. Needless to say, OEM is meant for system builders and re-sellers, and costs less to purchase.
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April 20, 2010 1:10:02 AM

I would say that like someone else said, for most people, Home Premium is sufficient. That way you get Aero, and get all the nice features, including media center, but you forego some of the higher end options. However, you might find free tools that will perform some of the other functions if you look around.
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March 23, 2014 7:04:36 PM

kpac said:
Looking for anybody who has fooled around with all three windows 7 OS can somebody guide a nOOb to the right chioce? People are XP vs Vista vs 7 but not which 7 to pay attention to or not.


this has all your needs Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
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