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#254426 01/02/12 10:43 AM
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Are there different versions of Windows 7? If so, which version would I need to keep up with Windows XP Professional? I guess that should read, take the place of....


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Win 7 Professional. Anything with "home" is not going to allow you to log on to a domain server.


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Here is a good overview of what each has.
I prefer professional versions of operating systems, even if for home use.
https://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare


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#254429 01/03/12 11:50 AM
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I was kinda thinking that - the Toshiba software I need to use needs the networking capabilities, too, not to mention the Mitel stuff, and all the other programs I have for administering phone systems and voice mail. Thank you Derrick!! clap And thank you, Jeff! Much help there - I can compare versions, and determine what exactly I need! :bow:


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I don't think you would see a difference between home and pro for that type of connection, but when connecting to a Windows Server Active Directory domain, you need a professional OS.


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Phil,

Long time no see...Hope all is well. You definitely want to get 7-Pro, not home.

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i suggest dualbooting into windows 7 for a few weeks, just to make sure everything works

drivers/etc

And that you remember to get all the software you need, then once you are sure, reinstall with a clean copy of windows. Nothing sucks more then realizing you cant get ABC to work on XYZ because you deleted it from 123

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honestly, for what you are doing you dont really need pro, as a network admin i can tell you the only plus to pro is the active directory integration, and unless you are connecting to a corporate network daily, its not realy needed for you.


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I would DEFINITELY go with Win 7 Professional. It allows you to run older programs in XP mode without having to go through the hassle of installing a virtual machine.


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I would DEFINITELY go with Win 7 Professional. It allows you to run older programs in XP mode without having to go through the hassle of installing a virtual machine.
Windows XP mode is a virtual machine.

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