dmlandrum

Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« on: September 18, 2010, 12:26:22 PM »
Hello, everyone. So I'm looking to finally upgrade my home (which is also my studio) machine to Windows 7, and I'm just curious if any of the more expensive options are really worth the money. I just need something that can do wireless networking and run my DAW software. Thanks!
Darren Landrum

Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.


dmlandrum

Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 01:20:46 PM »
Never mind. I decided to go with Pro since it includes the XP emulation mode. I got it on a student discount, though, so it was pretty cheap. :)
Darren Landrum

Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.

Ptownkid

Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 05:15:46 PM »
XP emulation mode.

That is the suggestion i was going to make, wise choice!

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Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 06:21:15 PM »
generally speaking I wouldnt use any "home edition" for a Power User scenario. and for Ultimate (it even sounds funny) those type of installs seem to bite you when you try to migrate even a word doc to a lesser system for colleagues and such will have trouble opening the Uber-version of some software. even if you dont use the unique features on a file, it wont even open on the other box or will open in some safe style preview that doesnt follow your prefs. Ill even bet that protools certifications and such will be slow on the ultimate. which means that you get to discover all the bugs. (in the middle of a project)

again not speaking specifically about windows, just my reservations about any lesser/ or super version of any software.

Our sys admin loves 7 so far. (Pro)

EEMO1

Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 09:22:37 AM »

 I love w7 AND server 2008. Im a sys admin. my w7 works like a charm.

RogerB

Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 02:54:31 PM »
Yip Win 7 is cool. I would reccomend Pro but if you dont need to do Domain level networking then Home Premium is fine too.

compare the different editions here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/default.aspx

Cheers
Roger
"Music - Sex for your ears"

dmlandrum

Re: Windows 7 Home vs Pro vs Ultimate
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 05:40:57 PM »
It's been purchased for quite some time now. As mentioned above, I got the Pro version. :) Thanks anyway, though.
Darren Landrum

Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment
And despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.


 

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