Why should we even HAVE to purchase a license we won’t use? It’s idiotic. They get us coming and going.
Larry, there’s not going to be much difference:
It’s easier to change now, as you mentioned, to align the system with UVM’s typical configuration, which might have some value. But I don’t see Windows 7 Pro being a problem.
One thing I don’t understand, though. All UVM-owned computers can be upgraded from ANY windows OS to the current version. Why buy Win 7 Pro? I can $85 on many custom Dell configs by choosing Windows Home Basic. If you have an option, go for the cheapest version of Windows available when purchasing a system*.
* A system must have some version of Windows purchased with it. Our Campus Agreement covers upgrades to existing Windows OS. Buying a system with Linux disqualifies that system, and you need to buy a Full (i.e., non-upgrade) Windows license for the computer, preferably through the Microsoft Select program via the Computer Depot.
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> Subject: Windows 7 Pro vs Enterprise
> I have a new PC with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Is it worth the trouble of
> installing Enterprise? I don't believe you can upgrade, so it a fresh
> install. Not actually a lot of trouble right now as no applications
> have been installed.