MBA 2014 - Windows 7 HP or Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by austinjohn, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. austinjohn macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    Hi - I have a new MBA 13" (2014 version) and am planning on installing Parallels with Windows 7 to run some trading applications that are Windows only. My question is whether there is any performance benefit to installing the Professional version of W7 vs the Home Premium version? Any assistance is greatly appreciated - I have searched extensively for any information on this!
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    No, none. The benefits of Pro are mainly business related. You can join network domains, host remote desktop, enable file encryption, backup to network drives, access more RAM and location aware printing. Basically MS makes you spend a lot more for very little.
  3. austinjohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    Great - thanks for clearing that up, it has been difficult to find any specific information on it.

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