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    Shall I get Windows 7 Professional or Home Premium?

    Apologies if this is yet another post from someone, but what interested me about Professional was the XP mode but was worried it would take a massive amount of HD space(not that it matters as I have a 250 gig main and 350 gig slave)

    Is there any reason why I should get professional over Home Premium? I plan to mainly play games like World Of Warcraft and old emulators so nothing intensive but I noticed on my Vista that everything ran slow even on a quad core PC.

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    win 7 hands down, vista should have never left the design stage

    I think "XP Mode" is just Virtual PC under another name (which is free anyway) so I am not sure that gains you much.

    The main "extra" Professional has over Home is the ability to join a Windows domain. If your PC is only ever gong to be used at home in a normal home network you dont need this.

    You need this capability if you use it in a work environment where you connect your PC to a Windows server that is part of a domain.

    Some Microsoft software (such as Virtual PC and some server software) will not install on Windows Home and will only install on Professional, so if you expect to do that go for Professional, but if not go for Home.

    Professional has everything Home Premium has, plus more. So if you can get them for the same price (which is the case in the recent student deal for Win7), then you might as well go for Pro.

    if you have to ask, you should be getting the cheapest on and save some £££
    :thumbsup:

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    mcallim7;6568030

    if you have to ask, you should be getting the cheapest on and save some … if you have to ask, you should be getting the cheapest on and save some £££:thumbsup:



    Both are the same price since I am a student, already registered but not going to purchase until release day cos loan aint in yet.

    ryouga;6568092

    Both are the same price since I am a student, already registered but not … Both are the same price since I am a student, already registered but not going to purchase until release day cos loan aint in yet.



    [FONT=Verdana]Here's a link to show the differences between the versions - might help you decide which one to pick but I would recommend Professional that's just my POV.

    Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ons

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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    Scotty Boy;6568512

    [FONT=Verdana]Here's a link to show the differences between the versions … [FONT=Verdana]Here's a link to show the differences between the versions - might help you decide which one to pick but I would recommend Professional that's just my POV.Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions#Comparison_chartCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Still not that clear though, as I have never used the features shown but like the idea of getting the most for my money thats only reason I was thinking of professional.

    I doubt I will use more than 8 gigs of ram in the next few years, it has only been in the last 18 months I went from 2 gigs, and a few months before that only had 768 for about 3 years!

    I really think it comes down to HD space used and bloating i.e how slow each runs in comparison.
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