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  Quote cusafr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Windows 7
    Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 9:46am
Just a quick question.  For only a few $ you can get Windows-7 Pro vs Home.  Any reason to do this?  I looked around and found some differences, but nothing that ment anything to me.  The few extra $ is not a problem, just wonder if I should change from what I am used to.

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 11:44am
Hi Jim,

I think the Pro version is worth it even if you don't use any of the features today. You might in the future.

The Pro has a XP mode that will run some XP programs that Win-7 has a problem with. The Home version also has a 16Gb memory limit. So if you ever plan on using more memory you need the Pro. The other differences are related to home business applications.

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The one thing I know about the Pro version, is that if you have any legacy apps, you can run a virtual XP session with them. Not sure if it works for legacy hardware (old printers, scanners, etc.)

I'm sure others will include some other differences.

oops... frank beat me by seconds! Hahaha


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  Quote cusafr Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Mar 2012 at 12:37pm
Thanks for the quick (and real good) answers.  The Pro version it is!

Thanks again,

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  Quote Comet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Apr 2012 at 8:07pm
I am waiting for my new DS build, but chose the Pro version in order to use some old XP programs that I know will not run on Windows 7 at 64.  Could someone tell me how to do things to use older 32 bit XP programs?  Do I need to set up a partition, or? 
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  Quote starshipwarrior Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jun 2012 at 11:30pm
I have windows 7 home addition - it states that media player should recognize
 "WAV "  files but mine doesn't Confused everything looks in place any comments

I looked on line and did not see wav files listed  WTH ?Confused

thanks for your valuable time


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  Quote Black5Lion Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jun 2012 at 11:55pm
maybe you need some video codec? idk i'm not an expert
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jun 2012 at 9:34am
Your windows media player doesn't support wav files?

... maybe something is wrong with your associations..  I have no idea.

It definitely -should-.
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