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Windows-7 hp vs pro ?

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Ok here,s the deal . I am building my first real sytem, from the ground up. I currently run hp. and like it . My new system is for high end gaming and personal use. I plan to overclock, and play high end games. Is there any real advantage to pro or ult for me. ???
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e/default.aspx
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Gaming and personal use? Home Premium will suffice Just be sure to get 64-bit. I've made that mistake before.
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post #4 of 8
Pro is a bit more tweakable since you can use gpedit.msc (Group Policy editor) and it has XP mode (which most will never use). Home Premium is fine for most, and you will see no performance difference between them. Ultimate has bitlocker, multiple languages and a few other things you will probably never use ro need (or if you do, their are free alternatives).

Also, I like Wiki's chart of their differences.
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post #5 of 8
There is no performance difference between the versions whatsoever. The only things you gain are a few extra features like the XP mode or remote desktop server in professional. Look at that wiki list of features and if you don't need the extra features don't pay extra for them! Windows 7 Ultimate was a work of genius by the MS sales department, not so much by those who end up buying it purely because it's got 'ultimate' in the name.
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post #6 of 8
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Hey thanks guys, ( just as i suspected) I had already looked at that chart before my post. I couldnt see anything i thought i couldnt live with out . I wanted to make sure i wasnt missing anything. My current OS, works great for what i do. I only plan to add overclocking to my uses ,thats about it! Still dont see anything to justify the extra cashola!!!!!
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post #7 of 8
Indeed I have both of em in systems and dont see a real difference, I dont use xp mode just happened to use vista business so I went to pro on my build, then with some old clunkers I fixed I used cheaper hp and it works great too, def say its the better alternative for the money
    
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I use Home Premium, does everything I want it to do.
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