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    Windows 7 Home Premium or Pro?

    The question is. Is it worth the extra £40 for the Pro version as I won't be using it on a domain so the only other immidiate benefit is the slightly improved backup that i'm not that fond of anyway.

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    Which one is right for you?

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    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-PC/dp/B002DUCMT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1247663748&sr=8-1]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium E (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software[/ame]

    Pro

    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Professional-E-PC/dp/B002DUCMTC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1247662843&sr=8-2]Microsoft Windows 7 Professional E (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software[/ame]

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    Automatic backup only works with NTFS (I believe). So I can't use it.
    I don't have a domain at home
    So only real thing would be Windows XP Mode, which means a bit pointless and not worth an extra £40.

    Me things next pc will have Windows 7 Home Premium

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    I'd want pro for the remote desktop host, got used to it on XP tho I suppose you can cheat and use UltraVNC.

    I'm a bit annoyed tho that Bitlocker to go isn't in professional and you need to buy Ultimate for it >.<

    List of features if you need it
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions]Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    I posted the MS feature list at the top cheers though not quite such a comprehensive one.

    I don't think i'll need remote desktop on my netbook but i'll keep that in mind for my new desktop.

    The missing bitlocker is a PITA I know you can use a free product but I think that's a feature MS should include by default.

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    I've got the Home Premium coming for my media centre box, no point in having backup and XP mode for that really (Well backup maybe but I can get Acronis for 23 quid or so!)

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    I ordered Pro today

    Just something about Home edition that puts me off...it always has, even with XP, Vista etc.

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    Look at E-buyer, they are selling Pro for £80 on preorder unlike most places which seem to be charging £89 or £99.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Retail-Box...bcat/Windows-7

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    the pre order version is a retail boxed meaning i can transfer it between pcs in the future isnt it? that way i can shove pc/laptop to win 7 now then when i replace them (mainly the pc) i can hove vista back on that and move the lic to my new tower

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    I went for Premium at home, Pro in work.

    By the way - I noticed that Amazon and Ebuyer are selling them cheaper than the other sites.

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    Anyone know if there is likly to be an enterprise version and what it does and doesn't have...

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    Well that didn't last long the home version is now £70 and Pro is £180

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Well that didn't last long the home version is now £70 and Pro is £180
    The MS site did say quantities were limited, so I guess they've already sold their allocation of £50 ones. The price will go from £70 to £150 on release day, and up again in January 2010. Rather pleased with the £45 I paid now :-)

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