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  • Is there a difference between windows 7 ultimate and win 7 enterprise?
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:02 PM

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  • With regard to included feature set the two products are identical.  The 'enterprise' version is only available to corporate volume licensing customers, and uses volume licensing activation mechanisms (KMS or MAK keys).  The 'ultimate' version is a standalone retail product release of the same thing, except that it uses retail activation mechanisms (RTL keys).
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:36 PM
  • Yes, they have different activation mechanism. If you do not have the business enterprise environment, Windows 7 Ultimate should be your choice. Please also read this thread: Windows 7 Enterprise vs Ultimate?

     

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:51 AM

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  • Windows 7 Enterprise
        This edition targets the enterprise segment of the market and will be sold through volume licensing to companies which have a Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support. Not available through retail or OEM channels, this edition will be distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the running of multiple virtual machines, and activation via VLK.

    Windows 7 Ultimate
        Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike that edition it will be available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition will not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:15 PM
  • With regard to included feature set the two products are identical.  The 'enterprise' version is only available to corporate volume licensing customers, and uses volume licensing activation mechanisms (KMS or MAK keys).  The 'ultimate' version is a standalone retail product release of the same thing, except that it uses retail activation mechanisms (RTL keys).
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:36 PM
  • Yes, they have different activation mechanism. If you do not have the business enterprise environment, Windows 7 Ultimate should be your choice. Please also read this thread: Windows 7 Enterprise vs Ultimate?

     

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:51 AM
  • You can get the information from Windows 7 Product Guide
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:05 AM