If upgrading to Windows 7, which version would you choose?

Discussion in 'polls' started by progress, Aug 2, 2009.

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Which version would you choose?

  1. Home Premium

    47.4%
  2. Professional

    22.6%
  3. Ultimate

    29.9%
  1. progress

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  2. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    If I was to get Windows 7, it'd more than likely be the Home Premium version.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Home Premium Here, if I do decide to buy. I don't see any advantage for a home user in any of the other versions... Why pay more?
     
  4. Securon

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    Good Evening! Took advantage of MS Upgrade offer. Will be sent by Amazon.ca;and free shipping. No complaints,whatsoever! Home Premium the overwhelming choice! Sincerely...Securon
     
  5. lodore

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    Home premium.
    £45 seemed a decent price for retail license.

    I wasnt gonna pay double the price for one or two feaures.
     
  6. chrisretusn

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    IF, I was to buy it, it would be Professional.
     
  7. Osaban

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    I'm quite happy with my Vista Ultimate (Ultimate is the only version available where I live), but objectively speaking Windows 7 Home Premium is probably the best in terms of value for money. I should also add that the Ultimate versions have an interesting feature (I haven't tried it though)which allows you to work in the language of your choice (to what extent I don't know), but considering the multicultural trend of big cities and some companies, it will certainly appeal to many people.
     
  8. funkydude

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    Home premium, in my mind the extra features of the others are bloat I do not need.
     
  9. ASpace

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    Not all editions of Windows 7 are included in the poll .

    +1

    My current personal Vista is Basic edition , so if I were to upgrade to Windows 7 I would get Started edition . I use the OS for office stuff and surfing the Net and I don't need the extras of the other editions .

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare-editions/starter.aspx

    Have tested the beta and RC versions , so far I am not a big fan of Win7 , so I won't look at it again until SP1
     
  10. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Whenever I buy it or not, I will choose Home Premium (instead of vLite), which runs faster and Ultimate "features" can be replaced by more quality paid products.
     
  11. Kerodo

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    Which one do you think is missing?
     
  12. ASpace

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    Starter edition is missing
     
  13. progress

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    I read it's only a cheap edition for 'Africa', with the starter edition you get max. 3 applications at the same time :D
     
  14. TairikuOkami

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    3 apps limit does not apply to Windows 7 Starter anymore, MS wants it to be preinstalled on netbooks, because it is afraid, that Linux might take advatage of it.
     
  15. ASpace

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    Why did you write Africa with ' ' ?

    I have Vista Basic edition and it is the onliest one I would buy . Yes , it is the cheapest one but it has everything I need . The same applies for Windows 7 and Starter edition.

    Why should I pay for Ultimate edition when I don't need it and its extra feautures ? And what is wrong with Africa and African people ?!
     
  16. progress

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    Where did you read that :eek:

    Everything you need, but I also want the Aero GUI :rolleyes:

    A few weeks ago Microsoft said that Windows 7 Starter won't be available in the EU :rolleyes:
     
  17. Creer

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    Home Premium here
    +1
     
  18. renegade08

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    All depends in which part of EU as Union or Europe as continent you live.
    And yes, it's available in Europe.
     
  19. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    As for poll i have voted Home Premium.

    If i'm not mistaken Starter is not far from Home Premium (not true comparision), but only in Starter you can't play videos.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/shots_starter.asp

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

    Too me the Wikipedia site gives more explanation between different versions of Win 7.

    Some more resources for Starter Edition:

    Microsoft asking $45-55 for Windows 7 Starter?
    http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/ne...tly-asking-45-to-55-for-windows-7-starter.ars
    Let’s talk about Windows 7 Starter (Windows Official blog)
    http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/05/29/let-s-talk-about-windows-7-starter.aspx
    Microsoft drops personalization from Windows 7 Starter, locks wallpaper
    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/0...sonalization-from-windows-7-starter-locks-wa/
    Windows 7 Starter Edition on netbooks: Is it bait and switch?
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/14518/windows_7_on_netbooks_is_it_bait_and_switch
    Surprise: You can’t change your wallpaper in Starter Edition
    http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/0...-your-wallpaper-in-windows-7-starter-edition/
     
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  20. Creer

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  21. renegade08

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  22. Creer

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    You are welcome.
     
  23. mercurie

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    Not sure if it is worth the cost but I would prefer the Professional version.
     
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  25. ASpace

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    How many of your actually purchased Win7 upgrade ?

    Do you know when it arrives ?

    I did and mine should be here with me on 05/Noverber/2009
    Impatient now ... :D :D :D
     
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