What version of Windows with Parallels

MapleOne

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Apr 30, 2008
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Hey guys

I need some advise...

So I have a new Mac but I also have a few bits of software that require windows. I just bought the new Parallels but am so far undecided on what version of windows to install.

I have XP, but do not want to install it because support for it will eventually go the way of the dodo bird. Vista is out of the question so that leaves me with Windows 7.

Now I guess I need the full version of Windows because on a Mac I cannot upgrade a new install. Having looked at all the Windows 7 versions I have come to the conclusion that I would like WINDOWS 7 STARTER because I don't need any of the advanced features (or the bloat) of 7 Home Premium.

What are you guys installing and where can I buy Windows 7 Starter, I cannot find it in the stores.
 

jav6454

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Starter is for developing countries or OEMs with netbooks. Here in the US (or Canada), all you get is Pro, Home and Ultimate (and if you are business Ultimate-Ultimate; which is dubbed Enterprise)
 

MapleOne

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Apr 30, 2008
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Ontario, Canada
Yeah, I saw it on a netbook.

I think that would be the ideal choice for Mac clients because we don't need all the windows stuff.

DO you think Microsoft would listen?

Do you think a computer shop could sell a copy of starter?
 

jav6454

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Yeah, I saw it on a netbook.

I think that would be the ideal choice for Mac clients because we don't need all the windows stuff.

DO you think Microsoft would listen?

Do you think a computer shop could sell a copy of starter?
1. Listen? They never, unless forced to by cataclysms like Vista or court mandates.

2. Like I said, no. It's only for 3rd World Countries.
 

mscriv

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It's only for 3rd World Countries.
The OP is from Canada, doesn't that count? :p (Sorry, had to do it)

Depending on the software you need to use I would probably just go with XP for now. It's stable and you know it will work with the software you currently have. If your circumstances change in the future then upgrade later when prices have come down. Don't spend money now that you don't have to.
 
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