Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Full Version [DVD] - Old Version
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- Personalize your desktop with themes and photos
- Find files and programs faster
- Chat and share with free photo, e-mail, and IM programs
- Browse the web easily and more safely
- Multitask more easily
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WindowsVista Home Premium is the operating system for homes with advanced computer needs. It will help you use your laptop or desktop PC more effectively as well as enable you to enjoy new, exciting digital entertainment experiences - all with the benefit ofadded security and reliability.
Windows Vista Home Premium (DVD-ROM) makes finding information, staying connected, and interacting with your PC easier and more secure. Whether you use your PC for organizing and sharing photos, watching videos and TV programs, balancing your checkbook, doing homework, or listening to music, Windows Vista Home Premium makes it easy to enjoy your computing time. An ideal operating system for homes with advanced computer needs, Windows Vista Home Premium combines the features of Windows Vista Home Basic with even more impressive and user-friendly capabilities.
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Breakthrough Windows Vista Experience
Designed to help you feel confident in your ability to view, find, and organize information and to control your computing experience, all editions of Windows Vista introduce a breakthrough user experience. The visual sophistication of Windows Vista helps streamline your computing experience by refining common window elements so you can better focus on the content on the screen rather than on how to access it. The desktop experience is more informative, intuitive, and helpful. And new tools bring better clarity to the information on your computer, so you can see what your files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently.
Innovative User Interface
Windows Vista Home Premium has a new user interface named Windows Aero, which is both efficient and visually stunning. This new interface makes it easier than ever before to find your way around the operating system; it even makes it a snap to accomplish multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional, real-time, animated view of all of your open applications and documents. Additionally, Windows Vista Home Premium helps you quickly find and organize large collections of documents, pictures, movies, videos, and music. By integrating search throughout the operating system, this software helps you quickly find exactly what you are looking for.
Windows Vista Home Premium makes it easy to take your home computing experience with you wherever you go. For example, the system includes Windows Tablet and Touch Technology that enables you to interact with your Tablet PC-compatible computer with a digital pen or your fingertip instead of having to use a keyboard. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. You'll even be able to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect to your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot.
More Entertainment Options
Windows Vista Home Premium has the power to improve every aspect of your digital entertainment experiences, including viewing and sharing photos, video, TV, movies, music, games, and more. For example, you can create your own DVDs and edit your own high-definition movies. The most exciting news, however, is that Windows Vista Home Premium includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center so you can enjoy your music, photos, and DVD movies. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. You will also be able to connect Windows Vista Home Premium to your Microsoft Xbox 360 to extend your Media Center experience to multiple rooms in your home.
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I used only new, top-tier branded components. Now I'm running an Intel Core 2 Quad with 8 GB RAM. 8 GB RAM. Nice, very nice. That is overkill for this system's main purpose (HTPC), but I do use it for other stuff, and it is nice to let it record a show while I'm doing something else and not worry about it not being able to keep up with the recording.
Vista does take some getting used to, and I'm still not so happy with the overall look. I wish I could change the start bar from the dark. I run Vista on my MacBook Pro at work, too. All the little "security" pop-ups are annoying.
What has really improved is the Media Center. That is the main reason I went with Vista. It is a big improvement over XP MCE.
One annoying thing with Vista is of course the many versions.
So, take all the negative reviews with a grain of salt. It is worth checking out.
For those of you who have not upgraded yet, do your homework first: Make a list of devices and hardware connected to your computer. Examples are printers, MP3 players, routers, video cards, sound cards, network cards, memory (RAM), etc. to make sure it plays nice. If you have older stuff, go to the manfacturers website to see if there are Vista-compatible drivers. It can be a disaster if something goes wrong and you have to format and reinstall XP.