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post #21 of 26
As stated before, the differences in versions are negligible to the vast majority of users. I have Ultimate because I got it for $10 through a retail program. I get Professional for free because I'm a college student. If I had to buy one without any deals, it would be Home Premium, simply because of cost.

If you can find a key for cheap (usually they'll have student deals for Professional, and you can just find someone with a .edu address to help you), you can use their download links, and then get the official .iso from DigitalRiver (what microsoft uses to distribute their products digitally) for later.
post #22 of 26
Ultimate is just good only cuz it has Bitlocker and a extra stuff added. Home is just better because it ACTUALLY has less process uses compared to Ultimate.

I still think Ultimate isn't so bad but who needs extra stuff when you can have less with Home? I used to have Ultimate long time ago and believe it or not i had problems but with HOME i didn't. I think it's because Ultimate runs Domain or something i dunno but meh..
post #23 of 26
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i heard those cheap ebay keys work sometimes too

but im going to not chinse out and buy a full price legit home premium. thanks guys
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post #24 of 26
wow guys looks like windows 7 home premium this better for gaming

right?biggrin.gif
post #25 of 26
Its not going to matter which version of windows 7 you use for gaming. Ive installed 7 Ultimate on everything for a couple years now but it doesnt cost me any extra. It has not been noticeably faster booting or shutting down for me but there is surely a little difference because of the additional services. Also, Not all mainboards are created equal when it comes to boot and shut down times. Some of it has to do with the various hardware installed and some simply havnt been optimized for boot times. Or some combination of the two. Turning off things you do not use in the bios, only initiating USB ports needed for the boot process (not all mainboards can do this), these can make a big difference.
   
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Kinda crazy but I prefer my win 7 home over win 7 ultimate. Don't know why but I do.
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