Vista ultimate or premium 32 or 64bit?

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  1. chaos16

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    Help please.

    I want to get Vista

    Though i don't know if to get Vista ultimate or premium.

    plus i don't know if to get 32 or 64bit?

    i want to upgrade for sure but i need to know if to get ultimate or premium or 32 or 64?

    I have new harware nvidia 8800 GTX & Intel core Due E6600 & 2GB of Ram
     
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    Hi!

    How can I know my machine is 32bit or 64bit?

    Thanks!
     
  4. WSFuser

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    What processor does it have?

    And if youre considering 64-bit, Id first check if all youre hardware have Vista x64 drivers available.
     
  5. chaos16

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    i will go for the vista ultimate 32bit to be in the safe side i guess.

    i got a processor with 64bit but still.

    thanks for the help:)
     
  6. lodore

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    id go for premium.
    well im fact im gonna get premium around xmas:D
    ive heard that there isnt much more in ultimate.
    lodore
     
  7. eniqmah

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    Bitlocker.
    The ultimate fancy schmancy that will probably not kick in until SSD arrives.
     
  8. chaos16

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    whats SSD?

    so there is no point in getting ultimate? i should go for premium then?

    Windows Xp pro is like going for Vista premium or business?
     
  9. lodore

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    windows XP pro=vista business
    vista home premium has the media stuff for music and movies.
    lodore
     
  10. WSFuser

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    SSD = solid state drive

    Like Rilla mentioned use the comparison chart to decide which Vista you want.

    Given only those two choices Id go for Vista Premium.
     
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    so then i guess for evert home user even harcore gamers premium is the way to go?
     
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    I would say so. Ultimate is mostly for companies, Premium is more than enough for a home user. The only really usefull thing in Ultimate is a complete HDD backup, which can be done with other paid products, which do it better anyway. MS would just want to persuade everyone to buy the Ultimate to earn more money. [​IMG]
     
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    Get x64, this way your utilize the full potential of the x64CPU you paid for.
     
  15. chaos16

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    kk i will go for the premium version then.

    I will but the 64bit then hopefully i wont have any serious driver problems:rolleyes:
     
  16. WSFuser

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    Like I said earlier, check for Vista x64 drivers before buying.
     
  17. chaos16

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    how can i do this:p

    I got an Nvidia 8800GTX a Intel Core Duo E6600 2 GB ram.


    Though the drivers are only for the graphic card?

    i got a logitech webcam.

    But i don't think i need other drivers no? or should i go for 32.

    Is 64 a big advantage?
     
  18. TairikuOkami

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    For 64-bit, check also drivers for your motherboard like chipset drivers, LAN or modem card and soundcard drivers, ect and other devices like bluetooth.
    64-bit Vista offers a superior security, it also supports 64-bit hardware DEP, but it might have compatibility problems with 32-bit aplications (AV, firewall).
     
  19. WSFuser

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    Your video card does have Vista x64 drivers and your webcam may have them too but I dont know what model you have.

    To find drivers for your chipset/lan/sound youd need to know what motherboard you have.

    And lastly, 64-bit is not a big advantage. It mostly useful for having 4GB+ of memory. Personally though, I like having 64-bit so my CPU feels more useful.
     
  20. chaos16

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    a right i only have 2GB ram so to be in the safe side i am gonna get 32bit.

    Vista is still better than XP so at least its better.

    I am gonna get Vista Premium 32bit good enough to last me for a couple of yrs right :D
     
  21. lodore

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    i hope it will last a few years because im getting vista home premium 32bit with my new pc around xmas.
    lodore
     
  22. chaos16

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    i would be missing a nice feature called dream something it would make my walpaper look much coller but still i don't think its worth it.

    Though Microsoft has stated that they will be adding new feature for Ultimate in updates is this true and does anyone know the new feature that would be added or not really?

    i know ultimate has bitlocker but they said they would add more?


    BTW is the a chart or poll to show the ppl in the world using the different version of Vista they are using?

    i wonder if the majority use Premium or ultimate or business or basic?
     
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    Do you REALLY want vista? What's the attraction?

    I just got a new PC this week and wish I had XP.

    Vista seems awkward, bulky, slow to boot, and has a number of compatibility issues with your older software. Vista ditched outlook express and replaced with Windows Mail (really lame if you have a lot of contacts). When I try to send an email, Windows mail doesn't respond for 7 seconds (I have 2300 contacts). For every 100 contacts you have, Windows mails has a .25-.3second delay. So to get around this, I tried switching to Outlook 2000. Well, outlook 2000 can't find the WAB dll for the Contacts book. So for now, I am stuck with the 7 second wait on every email I send. User Account Control (UAC) will absolutely drive you nuts. It's like Vista's little minie software firewall. You will probably turn it off within a day. This is the best MS can do?

    So just curious what your attraction to vista is? My first 3 days with it are a big thumbs down.
     
  25. chaos16

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    the majority prefer ultimate to any other version.

    But its not worth it as u ppl say right.


    I am gonna buy Vista if i don't like it i can always go bak to xp and when vista is more stable and go bak to it again though hopefully i wont have to do this.
     
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