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Has Anyone Bought Windows 7 Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MenaceAllen, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    MenaceAllen

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    Hey just wondering if anyone has bought Windows 7 Ultimate from Best Buy?
     
  2. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Not from BB, but I have it. I managed a discount through a guy that works at MS, I think I paid $60 :spy:
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    Ultimate is kind of pointless unless you actually need Bitlocker. Win 7 Pro has XP mode if you need that. For the vast majority of people, Home Premium has everything needed.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Hm, I would be careful with that. being able to join a domain is sometimes really important, such as if you have a laptop that doubles as a work computer. I can't imagine it would be something you would need to connect to something like a student network, but it's worth being aware of.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    Good point. I forgot about domain join.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    Not to get off topic but people still buy stuff at best buy?

    Their markup is crazy. Is Windows any cheaper from micro's website?
     
  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Just to clarify, DomainJoin is available in Professional and Ultimate. Just not Home versions.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Yeah I would never buy from BB! But I would like to return a new copy that I have :). I need to link it to a name of someone who bought it.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    We were discussing Premium vs Pro vs Ultimate.

    Joining a domain is something that has become more prevalent over time.

    Define "average user".
    A person who is only using the computer within the home isn't going to run into such concerns.
    Laptop users and students may run into needs for domain usage, they should check with their IT department or advisor.
    If you are talking about a small business or larger, Pro would be more prudent. In some cases, we are facing issues with this generational hurdle. Many of my clients run software which cannot handle 64bit or anything above WinXP without a 5-digit multi-month upgrade.

    All of these people use computers within an average environment.
    You need to consider your deployment before being able to distribute software.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Bitlocker is actually a good feature if you want to ensure the data on your computer. If you travel with your laptop, it's a good layer of insurance. I personally run a full domain network at home, but even if I did not, I would probably use Win7 PRO (or Ultimate). Lastly, PRO and Ultimate offer additional backup scheduling features which may be helpful for some users.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    I got pro and it is perfect! Especially since it was $0. Ah the benefits of being a student!!!
     
  12. Nov 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Or the benefits of knowing someone who is a student! :cool:
     
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