Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
4.7
Ease of Use
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For most users, Windows XP would remain a suitable operating system for a long time to come, but when it came time to build my new system, Vista was a necessary choice for an OS that would remain supported, both for hardware and software issues, and there are already some games that absolutely require Vista. I do want to encourage other users though, that the switch has been very little trouble, and some of the gripes that people have on initial release just aren't valid now. This is a good looking and very functional version of Windows that you should be happy with as long as you have the fairly robust system to handle it. There are more than cosmetic changes in Vista, but the ones they made are very pleasing to me. The system explorer navigation took me a little while to get accustomed to, but it's an improvement from the old also. If you are using a new hard drive, or do not need to re-size current partitions then you should be fine, but I found the partition tool included in the Vista installation was not very good at anything other than a fresh install, so in that case I recommend that you partition your hard drive (NTFS) according to your preference prior to installing Vista, allowing 20gb or more to the system drive to allow for plenty of expansion. If Microsoft would price a good operating system a bit lower, I could have rated this product higher all around, but this is not a flawless product, and I do have some criticisms and lesser issues to deal with.

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Nice product, wish it weren't mandatory

by Dave on 9/6/2008

For most users, Windows XP would remain a suitable operating system for a long time to come, but when it came time to build my new system, Vista was a necessary choice for an OS that would remain supported, both for hardware and software issues, and there are already some games that absolutely require Vista. I do want to encourage other users though, that the switch has been very little trouble, and some of the gripes that people have on initial release just aren't valid now. This is a good looking and very functional version of Windows that you should be happy with as long as you have the fairly robust system to handle it. There are more than cosmetic changes in Vista, but the ones they made are very pleasing to me. The system explorer navigation took me a little while to get accustomed to, but it's an improvement from the old also. If you are using a new hard drive, or do not need to re-size current partitions then you should be fine, but I found the partition tool included in the Vista installation was not very good at anything other than a fresh install, so in that case I recommend that you partition your hard drive (NTFS) according to your preference prior to installing Vista, allowing 20gb or more to the system drive to allow for plenty of expansion. If Microsoft would price a good operating system a bit lower, I could have rated this product higher all around, but this is not a flawless product, and I do have some criticisms and lesser issues to deal with. Read More

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MS Vista Rocks

on 1/2/2009

This is the best operating system ever. It blows XP away. I read a lot of reviews prior to ordering Vista. After reading the reviews I was hesitant. But I am glad that I purchased it. I built my first computer and installed Vista. It installed in less then 5 minutes and I haven’t had a problem one. Of course this was a need install and not an upgrade. Buy IT… Read More

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Product Overview

Here it is: the preferred edition of Windows for home desktop and mobile PCs. Windows Vista Home Premium delivers the productivity and entertainment that you need from your PC at home or on the go. It includes Windows Media Center, which helps you more easily enjoy your digital photos, TV, movies, and music. Plus, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that your PC has a whole new level of security and reliability. All together, Windows Vista Home Premium redefines enjoyment in home computing.

Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# 66I-02387
SKU 207383668
UPC 882224661256
UPC 14 00882224661256
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Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
Features
Get things done more easily and intuitively
The spectacular Windows Aero user experience features stunning visual effects, including helpful animations, transparent glass menu bars, and live thumbnail previews of open programs. Your desktop experience never looked this good.
Better protection for your PC, your personal information, and your family than with any previous version of Windows.
Windows Defender helps automatically safeguard your PC against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software.
Tech Specs
Recommended system requirements
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of system memory
40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:
WDDM Driver
128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
DVD-ROM drive
Audio Output
Internet access (fees may apply)
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Nice product, wish it weren't mandatory by Dave on Sep 06, 2008

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