What are the differences between Windows 7 Professional and Windows Home Premiun?


  • I thinking of doing the anytime upgrade to professional but I am unclear as to the benefits of professional.  I appreciate any insight.
    Monday, June 07, 2010 12:58 AM


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  • An MS employee would refer you to their own Win7 comparison page.  It lacks in a lot of details.
    The Wikipedia article, though, is quite thorough:

    Take a look at the table - anything there that you feel would benefit you?

    If you have any questions as to what a particular feature will get you, please feel free to ask.


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    Monday, June 07, 2010 3:33 AM
  • The following website should be helpful.

    Windows 7 Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate

    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Monday, June 07, 2010 8:47 AM
  • Thanks for the information, I will check it out
    Monday, June 07, 2010 4:07 PM
  • On Mon, 7 Jun 2010 00:58:31 +0000, tascott1 wrote:
    > I thinking of doing the anytime upgrade to professional but I am unclear as to the benefits of professional. I appreciate any insight.
    Two points:
    1. The difference between them is essentially that Professional has
    extra features that are not in Home Premium. Read the details here:
    2. For the great majority of home users, Home Premium is perfectly
    adequate and the extra features of Professional would never be used,
    or even noticed.
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003

    Ken Blake
    Monday, June 07, 2010 6:31 PM
  • I use the Ultimate ed, and I thrash it half to death every day.

    I have been writing some software and testing it too.

    I have been really pushing my machine to the wall of late.


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