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    Question Windows 7 versions

    Hi Team

    As my XP pro approaches the end of its working life, my attention has turned to Windows 7.

    My interest lies in the fully featured Pro or Business versions so I have a question:

    In broad terms, what is the difference between W7 Pro and W7 Ultimate?


    I'd have more faith in your experience-based opinions than anything I might read on the web, which so far has just confuzzled me.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 versions

    I asked my supplier that question a few years ago, in one word he said "bit locker". And then followed up saying that if you dont use it, or need it, dont waste your money. So, knowing that, I have never bought it, and I actually dont think Ive come across a client with Ultimate yet.
    Pretty sure pro will do you fine. In fact if you dont connect t a domain of run Virtual XP Mode, you will probably find Win 7 Home Premium will do all you want it to.

    This link may be of help to you.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/w...oducts/compare

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    Default Re: Windows 7 versions

    My dad runs ultimate, looks like windows7 pro to me, with the addition of bit locker.
    Nicer than windows 7 home premium though

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    As far as I know Windows 7 Ultimate has the capability to boot from a VHD, while Professional doesn't. Could make redeployments easier, just copy and paste a new VHD and you have a clean slate...
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    Default Re: Windows 7 versions

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    As far as I know Windows 7 Ultimate has the capability to boot from a VHD, while Professional doesn't. Could make redeployments easier, just copy and paste a new VHD and you have a clean slate...
    I'm guessing that VHD means 'virtual hard drive', and I have a vague idea of what that might do for me, but I don't pretend to understand what 'bit locker' is, or its ramifications, so I'll ask my old mate Google, and if my head doesn't explode I'll add Ultimate as an option to Pro.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Trev View Post
    Well, I asked Google and it appears that Bit Locker would be overkill for my needs, and the horror stories suggest that it is downright dangerous as well if things go wrong, so Pro will be quite adequate, and Ultimate too (without activating Bit Locker) if the price is right, so I'll look for best pricing on TM (legit copies only).

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