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I have a question regrading Windows Vista and it's different verisons, what is the difference between Windows Vista: Starter, Windows Vista: Home Basic, Windows Vista: Home Premium, and Windows Vista: Ultimate? I was wondering which Operating System to pick up once I do make the switch to a DirectX 10 - Vista Build. I will be using my computer for many tasks, from Gaming to Creating Slideshows to Watching Movies. I was thinking of dropping $140 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional: 64-Bit Edition - Including Service Pack 2B W/ Upgrade To Windows Vista Coupon. This way I get $140 off Windows Vista Ultimate, making Windows XP Professional free. Thus, I get to test out Windows Vista and see if my Drivers work yet having the safety of having a back-up OS, Windows XP. I know, I'm so smart. Anyway, I was wondering if Windows Vista: Ultimate was worth the extra money.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...s/default.mspx
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...a_editions.asp - Scroll down to the "Features breakdown"
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6968/diffyo8.jpg

Whether it's worth the money or not is up to individual customers. I say yes but that's because it has things I want. I say no because of the price.

I'll end up getting it though.
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I actually make $11 off of the Coupon since of the lower tax.

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Normal MSRP Price: $399 x 8% Tax = $430.92
Coupon Discount: $259 x 8% Tax = $279.72
Difference: $151.20
Coupon Cost: Free with $140 copy of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
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