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Windows Home Basic and Ultimate are finally dead!


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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

http://www.zdnet.com...o-editions/4801

I'll take Pro, for sure. Now about that GUI....

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

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

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

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


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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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

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.


Remote Desktop Host is still Pro.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

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://windowsteambl...8-editions.aspx

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Does anyone know if it's true that Win 7 Ultimate users will not have an upgrade path?

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