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from xp pro to windows 7


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I'v been using xp pro. Will be going to windows 7 upon release (on a new computer) Which version is closest to xp pro? Is ultimate worth the extra $$
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A few thoughts for you... If you will not need language packs and you are not worried about encrypting your hdd with MS bitlocker - the Ultimate is a complete waste of your money.

That leaves you with two more choices - Pro or Home

If you are not worried about backing up to a home network (using windows 7)- and you do not need to join your computer to a domain (you can still join a home network - aka homegroup or known in XP as a workgroup - without pro) - then you do not need Pro. However - if you plan on using the XP mode - which is a VM of XP - you need Pro.

To answer your question - Vista 7 Pro is most like XP Pro. Ultimate is a complete waste of money for the average non business user - and Pro is a waste of money for the average home user. Simply because of the XP mode (VM) - I will opt for Pro myself.

Edited by geekhelp4u, 22 October 2009 - 05:49 PM.

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Vista 7 Pro ?
What is that?
I am getting Professional just for the XP compatibility mode alone.
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Vista 7 Pro ?
What is that?
I am getting Professional just for the XP compatibility mode alone.


wish you would look at my build added today 10/22
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Vista 7 Pro ?
What is that?


My bad... was working on a Vista machine at the time I was posting that and had a brain fart... it was supposed to read Windows 7 Pro
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