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New information consumers need to know about Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jhoegl, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. jhoegl

    jhoegl Thread Starter

    Aug 1, 2006
    A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:
    • A modern processor (at least 800MHz1).
    • 512 MB of system memory.
    • A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.
    • ACPI only motherboard
    A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:
    • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
    • 1 GB of system memory.
    • A graphics processor that runs Windows Aero2.
    • 128 MB of graphics memory.
    • 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
    • DVD-ROM Drive3.
    • Audio output capability.
    • Internet access capability.

    Windows Vista Business **
    Regardless of the size of your organization, Windows Vista Business will help you lower your PC management costs, improve your security, enhance your productivity, and help you stay better connected.
    Windows Vista Enterprise
    Windows Vista Enterprise is designed to meet the needs of large global organizations with highly complex IT infrastructures. Windows Vista Enterprise can help you lower your IT costs while providing additional layers of protection for your sensitive data.
    Windows Vista Home Premium ++
    Whether you choose to use your PC to write e-mail and surf the Internet, for home entertainment, or to track your household expenses, Windows Vista Home Premium delivers a more complete and satisfying computing experience.
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    Windows Vista Home Basic is designed to deliver improved reliability, security, and usability to home PC users who just want to do the basics with their PCs.
    Windows Vista Ultimate ** ++
    If you want all of the best business features, all of the best mobility features, and all of the best home entertainment features that Windows Vista has to offer, Windows Vista Ultimate is the solution for you. With Windows Vista Ultimate you don't have to compromise.

    ** - XP Pro and Tablet PC can only be upgraded to these versions
    ++ - Media Center Edition can be upgraded to these versions
    Windows XP Home can be upgraded to any version
    Not officially a part of minium requirements via Microsoft, but this requirement has been found by trying to install on older computers.
  2. ferrija1


    Apr 11, 2006
    Thank you. (y)
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