Windows 7 Professional

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  1. Madridi
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    Hey guys,

    So I know that windows 7 ultimate has 2 advantages over professional..

    - Protect data with bitlocker
    - 35 languages

    while i dont really care about bitlocker, does that mean I wont be able to change languages on professional? when they say languages, are they talking about system languages or input (writing) languages? I dont really care about having the system in any other language than english but i would like to read and write in more than one language..

    so can anyone explain that to me?

    Also, is there anyway i can add the languages feature to professional? install a pack or something?
     
  2. Minox

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    You'll not be able to change the system language in Pro, but input language you'll be able to change.
     
  3. Madridi
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    Then I'm fine with having it as only English language, I was just concerned with the input language.. if I can add more than one (like the XP I'm using) then I'm ok with that I'll go ahead and install the professional edition

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris_Skylock

    Chris_Skylock GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    get the premium as you only want to buy another processor with Pro. Remember that Pro and Ultimate can have dual mode (aka XP mode) requiring you to buy another CPU
     
  5. Joe88

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    no it doesnt
    its just a virtual machine


    you just need a CPU with virtualization support
     
  6. Chris_Skylock

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    and you're telling me im wrong?

    It's what im telling - You need a new CPU that can handle XP mode if you want to buy Pro and Ultimate

    If you have the right CPU, then go ahead and ignore me for the time being
     
  7. Lee79

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    Yes you are wrong. I ran XP mode on my PC with one Duel Core AMD 7750 BE CPU which has secure virtualization built into the CPU. You can run PRO/Ultimate Without XP mode as you have to download it after you install it anyway, you could run Ultimate on a single core P4 CPU without secure virtualization if you really wanted too. You can only download and use XP mode if your CPU supports virtualization like Joe88 said.
     
  8. Madridi
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    in any case, this is going on my new i7 920 .. so i'm good [​IMG]
     
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    did i mentioned that

    "If you have the right CPU, IGNORE ME for the time being"?
     
  10. Minox

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    You're wrong in that statement though as there is no "right" CPU.