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post #31 of 48
Either way, there are services you don't need that should be turned off for both. You'll probably be content enough with home premium it sounds like.

I mean if it was features your concerned about (and extra bloat) and you just want dx10, then get the home basic
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post #32 of 48
I'd go with Ultimate.
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post #33 of 48
i would go for the ultimate i have home but i here ultimate is much better
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post #34 of 48
1 - Will you need to change the interface language? (I do)
2 - Will you use remote desktop to do something on your desktop from your notebook or work computer? (I do)
3 - Do you want drive encryption (I don't on my desktop).
4 - Do you have your own full-system backup software? (ultimate does, prem doesn't)
5 - Do you need Unix application support?
6 - Do you need built-in scanning and faxing support (fax? do people still do that?)
6a - Do you still own an fax/modem?
6b - Really?
7 - Do you want to be second-best for the rest of your life?

If you need to switch the interface language only, there is a program called Vistalizer.

Other than those things, I'm not really sure if there are any other differences between the OS's. I own Ultimate 64-bit but I don't really think the price difference is worth it. ($150 for the Anytime Upgrade from Premium to Ultimate).

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post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by RobRedbeard View Post
1 - Will you need to change the interface language? (I do)
2 - Will you use remote desktop to do something on your desktop from your notebook or work computer? (I do)
3 - Do you want drive encryption (I don't on my desktop).
4 - Do you have your own full-system backup software? (ultimate does, prem doesn't)
5 - Do you need Unix application support?
6 - Do you need built-in scanning and faxing support (fax? do people still do that?)
6a - Do you still own an fax/modem?
6b - Really?
7 - Do you want to be second-best for the rest of your life?

If you need to switch the interface language only, there is a program called Vistalizer.

Other than those things, I'm not really sure if there are any other differences between the OS's. I own Ultimate 64-bit but I don't really think the price difference is worth it. ($150 for the Anytime Upgrade from Premium to Ultimate).

Rob
For #4 no I dont, but I can find some freeware and evrything else is no
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post #36 of 48
I would say Premium, thought the Black Box Ultimate comes in is certainly very cool. The background video feature is nifty, but you can do that with VLC and Home Premium, so no worries there.
    
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post #37 of 48
i would get ultimate, if you plan on having this PC on a network (Domain controlled), you can not do that in Premium. That is why i had to have Ultimate. I have Server 2003 running on a box at home.
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post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
i would get ultimate, if you plan on having this PC on a network (Domain controlled), you can not do that in Premium. That is why i had to have Ultimate. I have Server 2003 running on a box at home.
Umm I have mine in a home network but not with a server? Just 2 PCs running on the same router
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post #40 of 48
Ther only thing Ultimate has that you can't get a program equal to MS version from somewhere else for free is bitlocker (but there are free encryption programs).

I have Ultimate since I got it for cheap and I wanted to use Windows Remote desktop.
Otherwise I would have gotten Premium.
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