Windows Embedded Standard 7 systems can be made to look, smell and taste like the full Enterprise or Ultimate Windows 7, except they have much less baggage, and are thus lighter and possibly snappier (and they can be built with additional features that are not available in the main versions.) As some people here have brilliantly shown, most of the differences can be worked around using available techniques and a little applied ingenuity. No doubt some folk are using Windows Embedded in some form or other (e.g.ThinPC or a WES7 build), as their main Windows 7 and haven't looked back. It would be useful to know if anything doesn't work, or works badly, or partially, and anything that actually works well, or seems to be better than under a main version. This would be in both hardware and software categories. Is there anything really weird or baffling happening differently compared to main versions (either way round - on the same machine). It may just be an opinion - for instance, I think that networking in general is more reliable under most of the WES7 systems I have tried than the main Windows 7 versions. There may also be solid benchmarks that some of you have already run or could yet run that would show strengths or weaknesses.