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Windows 7 Home Premium for DAW?

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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:08 pm Windows 7 Home Premium for DAW?

Any reason to buy windows 7 Pro or ultimate instead of
Windows 7 Home Premium for DAW? or is Windows 7 Home Premium enough?
metamorphosis
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Postby metamorphosis; Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Not unless you've got apps which can run in XP but not Win 7 (in which case you could use Pro/Ultimate's XP-virtualisation mode) =- in which case you'd also need a virtualisation-capable motherboard and processor. ANd in which case you might as well be using XP.
WHy aren't you using XP, BTW?
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memyselfandus
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Postby memyselfandus; Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:45 pm

I just want to be able to use more ram and so on.
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macmurphy
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Postby macmurphy; Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:50 pm

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with 6 gigs of ram and it's great.
I haven't run into any problems apart from a bit of faffing around to get my soundcard running..

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Postby hibidy; Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:02 pm

metamorphosis wrote:Not unless you've got apps which can run in XP but not Win 7 (in which case you could use Pro/Ultimate's XP-virtualisation mode) =- in which case you'd also need a virtualisation-capable motherboard and processor. ANd in which case you might as well be using XP.
WHy aren't you using XP, BTW?


I still don't understand this. When I did the RC of win7, I had to install a bunch of stuff as "xp sp2" to get it to work. Is that the same thing?

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