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User Info: koichi

koichi
3 years ago#1
or windows 7 home for 80?
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User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#2
Windows 8 Pro.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#3
Seems like a no brainer for Windows 8. No reason to pay more for an older OS.
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User Info: koichi

koichi
3 years ago#4
ah was mainly seeing if maybe pro uses more resources than needed, but also 8 runs some games a lot smoother too.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#5
The main difference with Pro is that it can join domains, can do remote desktop hosting and has bitlocker available. None of which has any impact on performance.
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User Info: LyokoNinja

LyokoNinja
3 years ago#6
Where is this windows 8 pro for $70?

User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#7
LyokoNinja posted...
Where is this windows 8 pro for $70?


The upgrade version is $70:
http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2150
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User Info: LyokoNinja

LyokoNinja
3 years ago#8
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.

User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#9
LyokoNinja posted...
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.


I'm not TC, so I don't know if they were talking about the full install or not.

However, the upgrade version probably isn't worth it anyway, unless you're upgrading from XP (or got it for like $15 back when Windows 8 first came out).
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#10
LyokoNinja posted...
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.


You can still use an upgrade version to do a full install with Windows 8. It's the same workaround that allowed people to use Windows 7 upgrade copies to do full installs. I had to do this when I reformatted a while back. I didn't want to have to reinstall 7 just to upgrade to 8.
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