MJZ82 wrote:Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate - 192gb
SuperSpy wrote:16GB seems a little low considering Win 7s potential lifetime, even for the home version.
just brew it! wrote:SuperSpy wrote:16GB seems a little low considering Win 7s potential lifetime, even for the home version.
Until fairly recently most consumer motherboards couldn't address more than that. Since most home users don't move Windows licenses between systems (they just buy new PCs with Windows pre-installed), I don't really see it affecting very many people. If they buy a new PC with more than 16GB of RAM, they'll get a version of Windows that supports it.
Hey, they got around to it eventually. Actually, that wasn't a precisely analogous situation, since switching to 64bit Windows had a huge train of implications for the OEMs in terms of supported hardware, drivers, and so on. If Windows 8 Home raises the RAM limit, the OEMs don't have to do anything to support it (assuming they've moved on to motherboards that support more than 16GB and actually offer configurations with that much RAM). In the meantime, they can always steer people to 7 Pro.Chrispy_ wrote:These will be the same OEM's that shipped 32-bit Windows 7 on 4GB machines?
Chrispy_ wrote:These will be the same OEM's that shipped 32-bit Windows 7 on 4GB machines?
riviera74 wrote:Sounds like I should get Windows 7 Pro x64 rather than Home Premium x64. Thanks.
Next time, use TR's handy table instead of relying on hearsay.Jaker wrote:I did my research and heard that the only thing different was the networking. Come to find out there are other internal things (features) that are also different.
You mean Home Premium vs Professional vs Ultimate? OEM vs retail is not about those kind of feature differences.Jaker wrote:Should of known since the OEM is cheaper for some reason. It's all about Licensing of Features, which equal $$$$.
Yeah. Home Premium and Pro (for example) are both available in both OEM and retail forms. Home Premium OEM has exactly the same features as Home Premium retail; the OEM version is cheaper because it's not (legally) transferable -- it's supposed to stay with the hardware it was first installed on, and can't (legally) be uninstalled and then reinstalled in another system. This gets into a gray area when you're talking about major system upgrades, as there's an acknowledged "Ship of Theseus" problem when you start replacing most of the key pieces of the system (particularly the mobo). In practice you can usually get away with reactivating an OEM install after those kinds of upgrades, provided you're not doing the kinds of frequent swaps that might raise suspicions you're just a screwdriver shop pumping out systems with a single copy of Windows, but you're on much firmer ground with a retail copy.Flying Fox wrote: OEM vs retail is not about those kind of feature differences.
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