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Peter Coleman
17-12-2008, 05:27 PM
What is the difference between the versions of vista,as in: basic,premium business(whatever).I have been offered a new pc with vista premium but do I need that over basic(any advantage?)Also is there any point in going for the 64 bit version of vista for a home pc

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 05:28 PM
Here's the diff (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx)

Unless youre planning on using more than 4 GB, 32 bit should be good enough

17-12-2008, 05:30 PM

17-12-2008, 05:45 PM
Vista Home Basic does not offer many of the features (such as attractive transparent borders and Aero effects), so if the machine can handle it (ie has a dual/quad core processor and >1GB RAM), get Home premium over Basic. It's much better value for money.

If the machine has >3.5GB of RAM, you'll need 64-bit Windows to see all of it, as Speedy said :)

Peter Coleman
17-12-2008, 06:22 PM
this is the specs of the pc I have been offered to go with it:asusm3n 78 pro mobo,3gb ram,320seagate drive,dvd rw vista prem,22" widescreen keyboard and mouse,case with 400W psu,round $1200 +.Sound ok?

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Sounds good to me Pete.

It depends if youre planning on getting more ram later. If youre not I would stick with 32 bit