Home premium Vs Professional

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by maasse, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. maasse

    maasse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey you guys!

    I really haven't got any idea if im in the good sub-furom but Let's post it here:

    What is the difference between home premium and professional in windows 7 because I noticed the difference in price..

    What is better if you are buying your pc as a "gaming pc" to play games?

    Kind regards, Michael

    (Sorry for the bad use of English;))
     
  2. john3347

    john3347 Extraordinary Member
    Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,023
    Likes Received:
    36
  3. maasse

    maasse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thx A lot exactly what I was looking for !
     
  4. tblount

    tblount New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    64
    Google ei.cfg
     
  5. penguin386

    penguin386 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Home Premium for Gaming

    Home Premium is better for gaming, because it comes with better Multi-Media support. A Home Premium computer will probably come with better graphics and sound too. The only reason to buy the Pro version is if you want to join your computer to an Active Directory Domain. If you don't have a home network server with a domain controller, then save the extra money and buy Home Premium.
     
  6. maasse

    maasse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thx Penguin! Thats some usefull information for me because my system is for gaming only :D
    One more question:
    Can you run games in the Compatibility modes with home premium?

    Kind regards, Michiel
     
  7. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    15,823
    Likes Received:
    321
    Running games and applications in XP mode is one big advantage of Win 7 Professional over Home Premium.
     
  8. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    38
    Can't run games in XP Mode.

    XP Mode is for applications only.... there is no virualization for graphics.

    More specifically,,,, 3D Graphics. We aren't there yet. If ever.

    Even More Specific..... there is no virtualization of Direct3D.
    Unless I missed something somewhere.
     
  9. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,525
    Likes Received:
    108
    And then there's Windows 7 Ultimate, which gives you the best of both worlds.. ;)
     
  10. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    15,823
    Likes Received:
    321

    Tepid, you are ABSOLUTELY right talking about the 7's XP virtualization mode. I thought of XP compatibility mode TAB which I know is present in Vista Ultimate and 7 RC, but I don't know if this tab is present in Home Premium versions of Microsoft Windows as well.


    [​IMG]


    As for computer games, I have personally run Half-Life 2 XP compatible in 7 RC x64, as otherwise it gives error if not run XP compatible.
     
  11. maasse

    maasse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thx for your reply cybercore. Its the thing Cybercore is talking about > is that tab in his attachement also on windows7 home premium ? So that I can run older games in windows xp service pack 3 compatibility mode?

    Kind regards, Maas
     
  12. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    38
    My appologies,, I thought we were talking 7 - XP Mode Virtualization.

    To my knowledge, that tab should be available in just about every flavor of 7.
    It's essential to some apps, so I doubt it would be removed in Home,,, might not be there in like starter,,, but I think it is part of the core OS.
     
  13. maasse

    maasse New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oke thx for your reply!

    Kind regards, michael
     

Share This Page

Loading...