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Windows Home Basic and Ultimate are finally dead!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Extra for Media Center, Extra to network on Windows domains? Ill stick with Win7, thanks.
     
  3. djlong

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    Maybe the extra for Media Center will include Blu-Ray support.

    Personally, I'm wondering where the one "Pro" feature I use ends up - being able to handle a remote Desktop Connection. You needed "Pro" or "Ultimate" for that.
     
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    There's no change for domains, just needs Pro. I personally think we should reserve judgement on Media Center until the price is announced.
     
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    Remote Desktop Host is still Pro.
     
  6. Cholly

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    Looks as though Microsoft is going to ignore owners of PC's with XP Media Center and Windows 7 Home Premium, or at least cost them a significant amount of money to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center addon (if their hardwar will support it).
    I confess I haven't been following the talk about Windows 8 requirements, but one hopes the system requirements will be less severe than for Vista or Windows 7. I, for one, would appreciate faster load times anda less bloated OS. :D
     
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    Other than the Media Center stuff, I don't see any negatives (and we don't know the price, the Media Center pack could be $20).

    No one will get saddled with a Starter or Home Basic version preinstalled on a computer. Home Premium is just Windows 8 and will be fine for most users.

    Sure, if you want domain support, Hyper-V, bitlocker etc you'll need Pro but this is good news.

    Here's a chart of the edition comparison:
    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/.../04/16/announcing-the-windows-8-editions.aspx
     
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    Does anyone know if it's true that Win 7 Ultimate users will not have an upgrade path?
     

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