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I'm planning to pick up a copy of W7 OEM tomorrow but I'd figure I ask before I buy. I had W& Professional. Do i really need Professional or can I just get Home Premium. I mean as far as Steam goes, the only windows games i got on there are:
GTA III, Vice City, Call of Duty 2. Will I need Professional to run these games or will HomePremium suffice?

No need for Pro--Home Premium is fine. the only real differences are Virtual XP Mode and Bitlocker (encryption). thumb.gif
    
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Ok sounds good, just out of curiosity what is virtual xp mode?
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Ok sounds good, just out of curiosity what is virtual xp mode?

It's Windows XP running within a virtual machine on your Windows 7 OS. It's software-emulation of a discrete computer system running XP. I have to use it for work on occasion (we have win 7 pro on our work computers) because some software we use will not work on Windows 7.

You'll probably never need it. smile.gif
    
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Ah ok. Yeah I mean I just game that's about it, I never use programs that don't run on 7. But thanks again. Saved me like $50 lol. thumb.gif
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There is also a limit to the amount of physical RAM with Home Premium.

I think it's like 16GB, though,
so probably not really an issue for a long time still.
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Ah ok. Yeah I mean I just game that's about it, I never use programs that don't run on 7. But thanks again. Saved me like $50 lol. thumb.gif

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