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PostSubject: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/26/2010, 16:42

I have looked at a comparison chart that shows the differences in win 7 versions.

One difference is that the pro version can
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Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.

What are some examples of Windows XP productivity programs?
If I choose home premium and end up with programs that will not run - is my only choice to purchase the win7 pro upgrade?

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/26/2010, 17:07

I have 7 and have no problems... grant it i have ultimate, but i haven't seen, or had to run in any other mode other than normal... take it for what it is worth.
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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/26/2010, 19:03

wwe,

Thanks. I may have some questions about win 7 when I get it.

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/26/2010, 20:05

WWE did you ever run vista? DO you like Windows 7 better? Sorry if I am hijacking the thread.
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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/26/2010, 20:28

Holly,

I started the thread and you have my permsiison to "hijack" LOL Smile

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/27/2010, 00:14

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I have looked at a comparison chart that shows the differences in win 7 versions.

One difference is that the pro version can
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Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.

What are some examples of Windows XP productivity programs?
If I choose home premium and end up with programs that will not run - is my only choice to purchase the win7 pro upgrade?

Thanks,
Fay

Windows XP mode is offered free and will make programs incompatible with Windows 7 that run on XP run on Windows 7. Here's information about Windows XP Mode (XPM)

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/04/24/secret-no-more-revealing-virtual-windows-xp-for-windows-7.aspx

and here's where to get it:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/27/2010, 00:23

Repa,

I decided to get the PRO version just in case I do need xp mode, but I hope I don't need it. I don't quite understand something. It said to run the xp mode you had to have a fully licensed copy of XP. Did it sound like to you that would be included in the xp mode download?

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/27/2010, 01:06

Yes. It says, "XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site."

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/27/2010, 01:07

Repa,

OK, thanks Fay
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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/28/2010, 00:59

Holly, I have a Vista laptop and a Win7 PC. Even though I never had any problems with Vista - I actually liked it just as well as XP - I REALLY LOVE Win7. It seems more intuitive, kind of easy flowing...
However, if you have an XP or Vista computer that you like and it works fine for you, I wouldn't upgrade just to have Win7. I think they are already working on Win8 (or whatever it will be called), so it never makes any sense to upgrade to the newest, because there will be a newer one right around the corner.

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/28/2010, 23:13

That was kinda what I was thinking, once you get used to Vista it is kinda hard to go yo something else.

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PostSubject: Re: win 7 home premium vs pro   3/29/2010, 16:38

I've had xp, vista, and 7 Razz... IDK if this computer will work with something newer then 7 though.
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