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Which Edition do I Buy ?


Windows 7 is available in six editions, but only four are available in the UK. So, if you are thinking of upgrading, which should you look for ?

The cheapest is Windows 7 Starter. This is only sold on certain low-cost computers and is severely limited. I'd avoid this one personally speaking.

* It can't create a homegroup
* Can't play DVD's
* Doesn't show taskbar previews
* Windows Media will not let you change your desktop wallpaper.

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Most users should look for Windows 7 Home Premium instead. This includes everything that is missing from the Starter and is ideal for home use. It costs £150 at full price, but can be found for far less and is pre-installed on many PC's.

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The next version up is Windows 7 Professional. This includes everything in Home Premium, plus a tool for running old programs in Windows XP and the ability to encrypt files. It can also join a Windows Domain, so if you need to connect to an office network it's the one to buy. It costs £220 at full price.

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Finally the Ultimate Edition adds extra language support and an option to encrypt an entire hard disk for £230
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Re: Which Edition do I Buy ?


Thanks Wiz. Im about to get new Laptop for Christmas. This info is valuable to me.

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Re: Which Edition do I Buy ?


No problem Erika, I highly recommend getting the Home Premium if its pre-installed, I always, ALWAYS make sure there is a system disk that comes with it, your paying enough so I would of thought a Operating Disk would come with any laptop these days.

Stay well clear of the Win7 Starter though. I can't see the point on why they did this, for a few extra quid they could of installed the Home Premium.

I think I'm going to be busy next year helping others with the new Windows Systems which is good in a way as it helps me to help them too.
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