What's the difference between Win 7 Ultimate and Enterprise ?

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  1. cuncon

    cuncon MDL Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know what the differences between Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise are ???

    Thanks a lot in advance for all your info.
     
  2. cuncon

    cuncon MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks so much for your info, Opa

    Have a good day !
     
  3. PedrooNL

    PedrooNL MDL Novice

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    Ultimate and Enterprise are 100% the same.

    Some Windows programs (games for example) are not installed when you install the system.

    But you can install them manually (even without disk).
     
  4. cuncon

    cuncon MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks so much for all your info.

    Have a good day !
     
  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Another big difference I just found

    You can upgrade from Professional (or any other same-architecture edition) to Ultimate, but not to Enterprise.

    Enterprise has to be a clean install, no other option.
     
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  6. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    that's interesting. where did you got this info? although professional>enterprise isn't possible, do you know if the upgrade from Enterprise to Ultimate is possible?
     
  7. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Enterprise is Ultimate without the multimedia features, and focuses on corporate features useful in a business environment. It is also licensed differently via KMS servers and MAK keys
     
  8. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Enterprise is only meant for business purpose
     
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  9. tuvi123

    tuvi123 MDL Addicted

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    #11 tuvi123, Oct 1, 2009
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    with the Enterprise edition you have no updates for Language Packs from Windows Update.
    however you can install the language packs files from thei location (of lp.cab)
    on the hard drive.
    with the Ultimate edition you also have the option to update and install languages packs from Windows Update.
     
  10. mason092

    mason092 MDL Novice

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    Enterprise is 100% the same as Ultimate, but Ultimate it for normal users, and Enterprise is sold to large businesses.
     
  11. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    read the thread, we just told why it's not the same ;)
    missing language packs in WU, and media contents, games etc.
     
  12. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    Ultimate can be activated more easily than ENT, which is the only difference between this two versions to me.
     
  13. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    I got the info by attempting to upgrade a Windows 7 Professional virtual machine to Enterprise, first-hand knowledge, it told me you cannot upgrade to enterprise, only a clean install.
     
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  14. mason092

    mason092 MDL Novice

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    I've always heard that it's exactly the same, so a few random people online didn't convince me that that they aren't. Maybe it really is true. :confused:
     
  15. iakinthos

    iakinthos MDL Junior Member

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    tuvi123
    You make a mistake.
    You have the languages pack through the WU

    Opa
    You can't upgrate from Enterprise to Ultimate
     
  16. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    games can be turned on from windows featues i guess.. correct me if i'm wrong..
     
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  17. iakinthos

    iakinthos MDL Junior Member

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    Yes they can.
    Enterprise=Ultimate, except the activation method;)
     
  18. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    yeah it has been said before many times. Ultimate and Enterprise are the same minus the channels they are for. Ent doesn't have LPs because it is not a retail edition so you have to download the localized version you are licensed for.