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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by BigpoppaFrary View Post
but i imagine something will go wrong with my new pc and i'll have to fire up an old one and install vista on it =)
3 OEMs are the same price as 1 retail i would go for OEM even if something does go wrong its cheaper to buy another OEM
post #12 of 14
In my opinion these are the main features of the four Vista versions;

Home Basic
"Does what it says on the tin". You get DirectX 10, but no Areo or any of the other main features. This version isn't worth it at all, despite being the cheapest, in my opinion.

Home Premium
A good all round choice. You get all the main Vista goodies and Media Centre software built in. There's even an MPEG2 codec packaged with the OS so you can watch DVD's out of the box. More expensive than Home Basic but worth it.

Business
Another good choice for those who aren't bothered about Media Centre software, but want the built in file encryption and Remote Terminal Services Client. Neither of which comes with Home Premium. I chose this version myself as I use PowerDVD for the MPEG2 code and most remote control bays come with Media Centre Software (Creative Live Bay). Usually similar in price to Home Premium.

Ultimate
This version includes everything from Home Premium and Business along with BitLocker and Dreamscene, though I don't think that those two tools are worth the large price premium.

In a nutshell, I think the best choices are either Home Premium or Business, depending on weather you're happy to use third party Media Centre software and MPEG2 codec or not.
post #13 of 14
home premium, but for some reason my windows media center is not working right
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Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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