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Windows Vista Comparison

Windows Vista Comparison

If you’re looking for basic home computing needs like email and internet access, check out Vista Home Basic. For advanced home computing needs including digital entertainment, connectivity, and mobility, Vista Home Premium might be more your style. There is also an Ultimate Edition for small businesses or those who want all the features including mobility, home entertainment features, advanced data backup and theft protection and more.

Microsoft Windows Vista Comparison


Home Basic

Home Premium

Ultimate
Most Secure Windows Yet
Quick Information Finding Ability
Windows Aero with Flip 3D Navigation
Enhanced mobility and Tablet PC support
Collaborate and share with Windows Meeting Space
Photos & Entertainment with Windows Media Center
Enjoy Windows Media Center on TVs throughout your home
Advanced Business Backup Features
Easier Connectivity with networking and Remote Desktop
Data loss and theft protection with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption
SoftwareMedia Pricing
Home Price
Home Premium
Business
Ultimate
Full
$199.95
$180.00
n/a
$170.00
Upgrade
n/a
n/a
n/a
$160.00

Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Eligibility


Home Basic

Home Premium

Ultimate
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Media Center
Windows XP Tablet PC
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows 2000
Requires Clean Install
Files and settings must be backed up (copied to a storage device) before Vista is installed. Windows Easy Transfer willthen reload your files and settings on the upgraded PC, and your applications will need to be reinstalled.
In-Place Installation
Windows Vista can be installed and all of your applications, files and settings will remain in place.

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