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Old 12-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Just got a legit copy of it and have some questions before trying it out.
HP G7
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Is it really worth the hassle of backing up all my files and trugging through the install?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Not sure what edition you currently have, so linky Feature Comparison

The one feature of Ultimate I use is BitLocker. Primarily to encrypt USB drives that I have on my keychain, which have sensitive files on them. Depending on the file, it may also be further encrypted using AxCrypt. Other than BitLocker, there's nothing I would salivate over, but my host OS is 7 Pro so I already have a few features that aren't on Home B/P. Depends on what you're running bro.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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I knew I left something off that list. W7 home premium.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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If I were you then I would backup and install windows 7 ultimate.. a lot difference in features..
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Only you can decide if the additional features of Win 7 Ultimate over HP are worth the hassle. My guess is that most home users would never use the additional features included in Ultimate so it's not really worth the effort.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #6
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Only you can decide if the additional features of Win 7 Ultimate over HP are worth the hassle. My guess is that most home users would never use the additional features included in Ultimate so it's not really worth the effort.
yes it depends on his use.. if simple home user then its not worth it..
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop that I hardly use and looks alright, Haven't really had a good look at it though, Also I like the link that iPwn that you listed, I find it useful..
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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Glad I got it for student pricing then. It's about useless.
I'll keep it in case something happens and I have to do a fresh install on my G7.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #9
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Its got a language pack ... handy if your an interpreter
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The biggest feature I use in Ultimate is Remote Desktop. I've used it since XP and I don't know if I can live without it.
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