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#1 IdkWhat1mdoiNg

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:13 PM

In the near future I'm going to build my own gaming pc from scratch. When I thought I had all the parts of my computer picked out and ready to go I realized I still need to get my operating system and all the software. I plan on using windows 7 home premium 64bit. Not sure what the difference is between pro and premium. Also the software. What basic software do I need to run basic applications and what software do you recommend I get on my pc. Also how do I get it? Do I just download the software? Since Ill be mostly gaming I'm guessing that I'll need specific gaming software that will allow me to run the programs better. What are they?
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Give me feedback on parts I should maybe rethink.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:24 PM

Windows 7 versions

 

You need Pro if you're planning on more than 16GB RAM, want to use Encrypted File System, backup to network, use remote desktop to connect, use off line files, or join a domain.  If none of those apply you can use Home Premium.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:38 PM

Can I just use external storage as my back up?

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:47 AM

Yes, you can probably use a network drive, just not using the built in Windows backup.






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