Delima help me decide

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by regal, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    I have the student Home Premium upgrade, but am still running the ultimate RTM with a loader. For my MB the slic 2.1 has been reported as troublesome.
    I tried 8 different loaders before I found one that worked and don't remember which one it was.

    I basically dont use any of the ultimate features and home would probably be fine, should I go ahead and go with the official home 7 or do you think I should wait and see if there is a problem with the loader after an update? The reason its a delima is it takes me a good 2 weeks to get everything set back up after installing a new OP SYS just cause I have a lot of specialized software.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Which motherboard?????

    Home premium is a very good version. If you have it, I would use it...(just doesnt sound as good as ULTIMATE.:D:cool:)
     
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  3. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    ^^^^ +1.

    I have to agree with 911Medic. Home premium is good especially if you dont use the features of ultimate. Oh and of course having a valid licesnse....... well you cant beat that really can you ? :) No more living with the dread of big bad M$ zapping your lo**er.......:eek::eek::D
     
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  4. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll probably look for a small fast harddrive and install the legit Home premium.


    The MB is an Abit IP35-pro, there were a few threads that the modded bios had bugs. Since Abit went under I have to use their beta bios to support my EO stepping Q9550, they never made it "official", thats probably part of the issue.
     
  5. dakota42784

    dakota42784 MDL Junior Member

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    I agree with the others, Home Premium is good.

    As far as taking 2 weeks to get your Operating Sys up & running, that is NUT'S.
    Use Acronis True Image 2010 and do a Complete Backup of your system.
    Then in case you have to do a Restore, you can be up & running in 20-30 minutes, tops. :D
     
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  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    This is just my opinion but you should not use Acronis dude. I tried it, the backup failed and now I lost my whole win7 partition completely. I would suggest Norton Ghost 14 or Macros.
     
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  7. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    A beta bios should not be a problem. I use a beta bios from gigabyte (F8D)
     
  8. dakota42784

    dakota42784 MDL Junior Member

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    #8 dakota42784, Nov 19, 2009
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    Sam, I have a lot of respect for you & value your opinion, But I must disagree with you on Acronis.
    I personally have been using this software for over 5 years & have done literally hundreds of backups & restores & it has never failed me.

    Don't take my word for it...........Most fortune 500 companies use this software.

    Everybody is entitled to their opinion :D


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  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I you are going to backup:

    Acronis is class for this..I have seen nothing better in years..

    any Symantec product is bust..wouldn't use any of their products for any reason..:D

    I think many will agree with this statement...:rolleyes:;)..........................................Dude...
     
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  10. bambara

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    Actually this happened to me when I tried a backup test using DVD-RWs ... the backup failed and the partition was history. But I've restored three Acronis backups ever since using an external HD, and it didn't fail me on those.
     
  11. ennio

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    Yes, Acronis is better. I had some problems, but I think it was hardware related.