Which one is faster? Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Professional

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Which one is faster? Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Professional

I assume Professional Edition will be faster since there are lot more features (resulting in more windows services). But, I'd love to have the opinions of experts here.

I assure that I'll be active in responding to queries.

Many thanks in advance.
Question by:proglover
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    Assisted Solution

    The speed don't depend on versions.
    Here you can compare the editions:

    Windows 7 Pro is more for commercial purpose and Windows 7 Ultimate for Home use.
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    Accepted Solution

    NO difference in speed...

    Only added features in Ultimate are:
    + Bit Locker (drive encryption)
    + Languages selection

    Neither feature affect speed...   If not using either of those features, they are identical!
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    Expert Comment

    As you can see here Windows 7 Ultimate is having more features than Windows 7 Pro:

    It is the Windows 7 Enterprise (only for volume licensing / corporate use) for home use :-)

    Author Comment

    That's right, hopeleonie. Ultimate has more features and would that impede performance?
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    Expert Comment

    It depends for what you need it. For an example BitLocker encryption, AppLocker etc. will slow a bit...
    If you don't need this stuff, you will not loose any performance.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks so much, hopeleonie, n2fc!

    Appreciate the help : )

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