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Best version of Windows 7 for me?

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Alright, so I'm getting ready to build a new fairly high end gaming and general use computer. I'm planning to install Windows 7 64 bit.... I'm just not sure if it makes to get anything more than the Home Premium version. Any reason to spend the extra cash for Pro or Ulti??
Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Nope, home premium is all you need.
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post #3 of 8
Unless in a couple of years 16GB of ram aint enough for Win 7 or 8, Home Premium is what you need, else go Pro.
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post #4 of 8
Either Home Premium or Professional.
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post #5 of 8
Home premium is your best bet unless you plan on running business applications that only work with Windows XP, or if you need to join a domain. In that case you should go with Professional. However, I highly doubt that you will need to do either of those things.

The extra features that Ultimate offer are really not worth the price.
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post #6 of 8
home premium is more than enough. really the next step up is only useful if you have a business and need those tools. I think home premium is pretty much what everyone uses.
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post #7 of 8
Any W764bit will do.
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks all! Win 7 Home Pro then!
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