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Motokid600
08-01-2007, 03:23 PM
Ok, im VERY confused about how vista works so here goes..

1.) Whats the best version and how much will it cost?

2.) What are the advantages of the better version of vista?

3.) Will i have to re-install everything on my computer when installing vista?

On the side note when does Direct x 10 come out?

...thanks guys.

pctek
08-01-2007, 03:37 PM
Questions about Vista. Not for.

There is no "best". It depends what features you care about:
The highlights:

* No Aero in Home Basic

* RAM maximums: 4GB in 32-bit, in 64-bit: 8GB in Home Basic, 16GB in Home Premium, and 128GB in others

* No Tablet PC features in Home Basic

* Limited Windows Mobility Center in Home Basic and Home Premium

* No Windows SideShow in Home Basic

* No Parental Controls in Business or Enterprise

* Media Center only in Home Premium and Ultimate

* Home Basic gets Movie Maker; Home Premium and Ultimate get Movie Maker HD

* Themed slide shows only in Home Premium and Ultimate

* No new Vista premium games in Home Basic; not installed by default in Business and Enterprise

* Windows Fax and Scan unavailable in Home Basic and Home Premium, and installed by default only in Business

* No new Windows Backup in Home Basic

* Image-based backups, Shadow Copies and Encrypted File System only in Business, Enterprise and Ultimate

* Bit Locker only in Enterprise and Ultimate
More details:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=37

Yes you have to do a complete reinstall.

DX10 comes with Vista. And only Vista. There is no DX10 for any other O/S.

The_End_Of_Reality
08-01-2007, 03:40 PM
1) the best is Ultimate and according to Ascent it retails for $831.22 and is expected to be instock on the 30th... so it has not been officially released as yet...

2) It includes all of the stuff that the other versions have in them... (Look Here (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx) for more info on the included stuff)

3) Yes, you will. I it exactly the same as a full wipe and reinstall of XP (or other OS) just changing the OS...

Motokid600
08-01-2007, 03:45 PM
$800 dollars? you sure about that? i just read its $ 400!!

The_End_Of_Reality
08-01-2007, 03:59 PM
$800 dollars? you sure about that? i just read its $ 400!! Well yes, I C/P from the site here (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=350983) Are you sure you havn't read American $? also was that the Ultimte full (NON upgrade)?

winmacguy
08-01-2007, 04:03 PM
This link might help
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_ready.asp

Motokid600
08-01-2007, 04:05 PM
Yes i mean american money and the full version

winmacguy
08-01-2007, 04:06 PM
If you want all the features get the full version.

Neil McC
08-01-2007, 04:16 PM
From Ascent site
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, DVD $831.22
incl GST

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, Upgrade, DVD $559.47
incl GST

Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Upgrade, DVD $429.02
incl GST

I wont be changing in a hurry.

winmacguy
08-01-2007, 04:23 PM
I wont be changing in a hurry.

Your not the only one.

NSW steers clear of Vista
http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,21024831%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html

Motokid600
08-01-2007, 04:49 PM
I dont under stand. i read the vista web site and it said the premium is 400$

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/ultimate.mspx

It says under No Comprimises in that paragraph

"Suggested retail price for full package product, $399.00 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $259.00 USD."

winmacguy
08-01-2007, 04:54 PM
What fantastic new features are you looking to get out of Vista?:confused:

snoopy
08-01-2007, 04:55 PM
This forum is in NZ thats why we are talking in NZ $s :2cents:

Motokid600
08-01-2007, 05:01 PM
O, ok. sorry ^^^

pctek
08-01-2007, 10:05 PM
1) the best is Ultimate and according to Ascent it retails for $831.22


Ultimate is the one with all the extras. That doesn't make it best, it makes it bloat. Not everyone sees a need for totally boring bits like parental control, Windows Fax and Scan, Themed slide shows.

And as most people will be getting new hardware who cares how much the retail versions are? OEM is what matters and that will be a bit cheaper.