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Which one is best Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Pro (Resolved).


Best Answer phillpower2 , 29 February 2016 - 09:02 AM

You do not need Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate for gaming or watching videos, Windows 7 Home Premium will do for that and it is less expensive, check the attachment below and you will see what each vers... Go to the full post »


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Hello friends i am new here on the forum. My brother bought a Desktop PC for me. I need honest advice which Operating system should i go with. I have two choices one is Windows 7 Ultimate other is Windows 7 Professional.I mostly used computer for gaming purpose. I prefer to use computer for entertainment purpose. Which operating system suits me and my pocket.

 

 

 


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The Windows version you choose depends on what you want to use the computer for. Since you want to use the computer for entertainment purposes, either of the versions will suit you just fine.


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The Windows version you choose depends on what you want to use the computer for. Since you want to use the computer for entertainment purposes, either of the versions will suit you just fine.

Thanks Gman147 for your opinion. So which Opreating system cost me less.


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If I may chime in while Gman147 is offline  :)

 

Not sure why you can only choose between Pro and Ultimate but in answer to your question Pro is typically the least expensive of the two but only because it does not have all of the features of Ultimate, one of the most notable being the inclusion of Language Packs in Ultimate as standard whereas they need to be purchased separately with Pro, no biggie if you don`t need them though.

 

Does the computer have 8GB or more of Ram to get the best out of the 64-bit version of either OS.


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If I may chime in while Gman147 is offline  :)

 

Not sure why you can only choose between Pro and Ultimate but in answer to your question Pro is typically the least expensive of the two but only because it does not have all of the features of Ultimate, one of the most notable being the inclusion of Language Packs in Ultimate as standard whereas they need to be purchased separately with Pro, no biggie if you don`t need them though. windows 7 product key

 

Does the computer have 8GB or more of Ram to get the best out of the 64-bit version of either OS.

I don't know much about to choose between OS that is why i asked it here. I told above why i need it, On the other hand I also want to save money while picking up windows 7 professional or  windows 7 Ultimate


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You do not need Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate for gaming or watching videos, Windows 7 Home Premium will do for that and it is less expensive, check the attachment below and you will see what each version of Windows 7 can be used for.

 

Does the computers hard drive already have an OS on it, you may qualify for an upgrade which would be less expensive again.

 

I also asked;

 

Does the computer have 8GB or more of Ram to get the best out of the 64-bit version of either OS.

 

 

Just trying to help you get the best OS available to you and for the best price and to do that we need to know some info about your computer.

 

If your computer has an OS on the HDD such as XP or Vista you should run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if the computer is compatible, see here


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You do not need Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate for gaming or watching videos, Windows 7 Home Premium will do for that and it is less expensive, check the attachment below and you will see what each version of Windows 7 can be used for.

 

Does the computers hard drive already have an OS on it, you may qualify for an upgrade which would be less expensive again.

 

I also asked;

 

Does the computer have 8GB or more of Ram to get the best out of the 64-bit version of either OS.

 

 

Just trying to help you get the best OS available to you and for the best price and to do that we need to know some info about your computer.

 

If your computer has an OS on the HDD such as XP or Vista you should run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if the computer is compatible, see here

 

Every thing was erased when i got the PC. My Computer has 4 GB Core 2 Dou. I dont know much about 64 BIT VERSION OF OS. I Guess Windows Vista or XP was previously installed on it.


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4GB of Ram and a Core 2 Duo processor will run Windows 7 64-bit fine as long as you also have a minimum of 128MB of graphic memory, do you have an add on video card or are you using a video chip integrated into the MB, this is important as it will determine what games you can play and how good video quality is.

 

Out of stock at Newegg but an example of what Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM may cost on disc here and the download versions here


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I have checked my graphics card it has specification of 128 ATI. I guess it is enough for my gaming needs


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If those are the right specs then that is a very old low level AGP video card that will not play most modern games, ATI - RAGE 128 ULTRA VIDEO CARD Can You RUN it will tell you the specs required to run most games, see here


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Not heard back from you shoomi, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.

 

JAFYI: If that is the video card that you have, there are no AMD Windows 7 drivers available for it, see here if your computer is a brand name such as Dell then you might get lucky and find Windows XP drivers but definitely not for Windows 7.


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Not heard back from you shoomi, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.

 

JAFYI: If that is the video card that you have, there are no AMD Windows 7 drivers available for it, see here if your computer is a brand name such as Dell then you might get lucky and find Windows XP drivers but definitely not for Windows 7.

 

So sorry Phillpower2 I was busy on my personal matters that's why I couldnt come here.Hmm understand so should i replace my card?


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No worries at least you are still around, we get so many abandoned threads that we have to ask if assistance is still required when a thread goes quiet.

 

If that is your present video card then upgrade options will be very restricted as AGP video cards are basically obsolete, if you post some more information about the computer it will be a help, is the computer a brand name such as Dell or HP, if yes, what is the model name or number, if a custom build, post the brand and model name or number for the motherboard and the power supply unit.

 

Can you also tell us what games you are hoping to be able to play.


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