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Microsoft OEM Windows Vista Ultimate x32Bit Edition - System Builders Only

The most complete edition of Windows Vista.

Confidence that youve got the greatest Windows Vista experience available.

Shift seamlessly between the worlds of play and productivity.


Never doubt that you have the right edition of Windows Vista, as Windows Vista Ultimate includes every feature of the other editions plus a whole lot more.
Combines the entertainment and ease of Windows Vista Home Premium with the power and security features of Windows Vista Business in one complete package.
Get ahead of the game and be the first to experience new Windows® software and services, made exclusively available through Windows Ultimate Extras.
Multilingual households or those learning a new language can install multiple languages and switch between them as easily as logging on.
Everything you need to work more effectively.

Ideal for working from home or remotely, because it includes all the advanced networking, security, and productivity features included in Windows Vista Business.

Instantly search through everything on your PC and your network, including applications, Internet files, documents, media, contacts, calendar events, and e-mail messages, regardless of location or format.
Innovative navigational tools in Windows Aero make it easier to find and access recently used documents and programs.
Help protect your personal data, programs, and settings against loss with Complete PC Backup and Restore.
Windows Vista Business provides the additional Domain Join technology necessary to join to a Windows domainbased network.
Everything you need to have fun and be creative.

You can enjoy and share your digital media anywhere in your home with all of the digital entertainment features of Windows Vista Home Premium.

Sit back and enjoy your favorite television shows on your own time with Windows® Media Center.2 Use the built-in television guide and a compatible remote control to find, watch, record, and pause live TV on your PC or a TV screen.
Enjoy TV, movies, photos, videos, and music virtually anywhere in your home with Windows Media Center and other Media Center Extender devices (like the Xbox 360) connected to your home network.4 Or even take them with you on your mobile PC.
Enjoy richer gaming with vivid graphics, new casual games, and all the advanced features you need for hardcore gaming on a network.
Create and experience HD-quality media with Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery.
The best Windows Vista edition for mobile PCs.

Get the advanced mobility and networking features you need to stay productive when youre on the move.

Rely on Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, a feature exclusive to Windows Vista Ultimate, with full-volume encryption and boot integrity checking, to help better protect your data against loss or theft if your mobile PC is ever lost or stolen.
Work your own way with Tablet PC technologies that let you use a digital pen to navigate files or Web sites, jot down notes, and make sketches on the run.
Take network files and folders with you on your PC and automatically and efficiently synchronize with the server when you reconnect using Offline Files and Folders.
Get your work done even when youre away from your computer. Use Remote Desktop to access your PCs documents and programs remotely from another computer across your home network or the Internet4 with enhanced security features.
FOOTNOTES

1. Windows Aero, Windows Flip 3D navigation, Scheduled and Network Backup, Windows Meeting Space, and Tablet Technology are available in Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Ultimate.
2. Windows Media Center is available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate. TV playback and recording features require an integrated or external USB TV tuner. Supports up to two TV tuners in all supported regions subject to Windows Vista compatibility with local TV standards; additional DTV/HDTV tuner support is available in the United States and South Korea with compatible hardware. To enjoy all the benefits of Windows Media Center, Internet access is recommended; for some features, such as the Microsoft Electronic Programming Guide, it is required. Internet service provider subscription or other service fees may apply. Microsoft Electronic Programming Guide is not available in all regions or countries. DVD burning, TV features, and remote control support may vary by manufacturer and/or require additional purchases. Support for the Media Center Extender or Xbox 360 will require a wired or wireless home network and additional compatible networking equipment.
3. Windows DVD Maker, HD support for Windows Movie Maker, Chess Titans, and Mahjong Titans are available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate.
4. Additional compatible networking equipment may be required to set up or access a wired or wireless home network.
5. Internet service provider subscription or other service fees may apply.
6. Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption and Complete PC Backup and Restore are available in Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate.

Please read PDF attachment for further infomation


Recommended Specs

A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1.
1 GB of system memory.
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)2, Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
DVD-ROM Drive3.
Audio output capability.
Internet access capability.
Minium Specification

Windows Vista Minimum Supported System Requirements

800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1
512 MB
SVGA (800x600)
20 GB (15gb Free Space)
CD-ROM drive2
1 Processor speed is specified as the nominal operational processor frequency for the device. Some processors have power management which allows the processor to run at a lower rate to save power.2 The CD-ROM may be external (not integral, not built into the system).

Please Note

PCs that meet the minimum supported system requirements will be able to run the core features of Windows Vista with the basic user experience
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#1
I am not sure Vista Ultimate gives you that much more over Vita Home Premium.

Look at this comparison here:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2068721,00.asp

To be honest I would not pay out ANY money for Vista at the moment until they fix all the bugs and more drivers and software support it.

Maybe wait till later in the year.
#2
agreed micro$oft an't having my money yet !!! voting cold
#3
That comparison isnt that great IMO - it misses some obvious stuff such as the massive difference in network usability between home premium and the higher versions....
#4
But yes - Vista is buggy as hell, been using it on dual boot for a while and try to avoid using it!!
#5
goretexy
agreed micro$oft an't having my money yet !!! voting cold


It's cold because you don't want to pay for it???? Either it's a good price or it's not.
#6
guilbert53
I am not sure Vista Ultimate gives you that much more over Vita Home Premium.

Look at this comparison here:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2068721,00.asp


You get remote desktop (to login to your home PC from elsewhere). This is useful.

You also get a Ghost-style PC-image backup.

You also get Shadow Copy, which gives you a 'previous versions' history of files. THis is handy when I've changed data in a spreadsheet and want to get it back.
#7
vista isn't that bad now I have it running on 2gb RAM - You just need to configure it to your tastes which takes a bit of time
#8
For anyone who decides to buy dont forget your £10 discount with "Google Checkout"
#9
I don't understand why people are having trouble with Vista. It has worked perfectly for me since day 1.
#10
Depends what you use it with, and your hardware - you have been one of the lucky ones. In particular it is horrendous for business use.
#11
because people like to think they are PC experts when most blatantly arent :) Good price too btw to keep this on topic
#12
It is a good price for Ultimate. Hot for me.
Not that i'd buy it. XP for me.
#13
I thought the idea of voting hot or cold was for whether it's a good deal or not, and not if you like or dislike the product, whatever it is? The posting is for anyone who does want Vista Ultimate at a good price. Voting cold because you don't like or want Vista is just daft. No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong! :)
#14
Now down to £89.50 including googlecheckout and free del.
#15
Now THAT is a good deal, whether you like vista or not - thanks for the update!
#16
Possibly worth changing the title? or separate thread?
#17
foobar
I don't understand why people are having trouble with Vista. It has worked perfectly for me since day 1.


[COLOR=olive]Me too been using for months, think people go looking for problems to be honest :thumbsup: [/COLOR]
#18
Appears to back up to £115.14 inc VAT now.....???
#19
It's a good price if you want the product. Please rate on the price as if you were interested in it, not if you would buy it or not.
#20
Personally I'd be much more worried about the privacy issues and DRM than Vista driver problems etc. They will ease over time, but Vista will always report back to Microsoft on what you're up to, it will always do those 30 checks a second to make sure you're not doing something it doesn't like (the real reason the required specs are so high for Vista) and it will always have the ability to disable or un-install software and drivers it doesn't like without asking you. All of which, of course, you have to agree to in the licence agreement when you install it.

Stick with XP, buy a Mac, use Linux or whatever but if you value your privacy and rights to use your own computer as you like then don't buy Vista!!!

It is a good price however if you are feeling masochistic...

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