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what are the real world differences? both 64 bit
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Don't bother with ultimate. Truecrypt is a free alternative to bitlocker. Xp compatiblity mode is only really for businesses with legacy software and there is no directx support etc..
They're generally the mainpoints and the language packs.
Just get HP
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Real world differences? Zero.
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Don't bother with ultimate. Truecrypt is a free alternative to bitlocker. Xp compatiblity mode is only really for businesses with legacy software and there is no directx support etc..
They're generally the mainpoints and the language packs.
Just get HP
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
Real world differences? Zero.
^^this

are you sharing the computer?
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Ram



Other than this very little.
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Ultimate has a few things most people don't need (Language options, bitlocker, remote desktop (host) and several others).
The only reasons I use Pro instead of Home is Home does not have the Group Policy Editor, which has many settings that are nice to tweak (If your the only user of the computer though, that is not really needed) and no network backup.

Home is also limited to 16 gigs of RAM (not really an issue, since very few really need more than that).
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post #9 of 10
The only real difference is the amount of ram that can be utilized and Ultimate has bitlocker, which is a drive encryption service. Like another user said there are many free alternatives.
post #10 of 10
Never get Ultimate, unless you get some kind of deal or promotion that means you can get it cheap. Home is good for probably 99% of people. Pro is awesome for power users because it adds XP Mode, supports more RAM, Group Policy Editor, Remote Desktop, VPN and domain support. Ultimate adds nothing of value to anybody I can think of except possibly some large enterprises. If you need the extra features, get Pro instead because as others have said Truecrypt is a good free alternative to BitLocker.
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