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post #1 of 11
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i might get this pc for a little media center down in my basement, but im wondering if Vista Home basic is even worth having??

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2984475

it's that pc
post #2 of 11
nope, home basic is useless, go home premium or better if you get vista

basic is literally xp with a skin
post #3 of 11
well i may be wrong but doesnt that not have media center i would go with premium cause its not much more expensive and it runs great and you get media center for sure. Also aero does look good and you wont have that with basic
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I currently have Vista alongside XP Pro. w00t.


Anyways, make sure EVERYTHING is Vista Compatible. I mean look up each and every component. Modem, router, NIC, Video, Sound, Processor driver (***?), SATA/RAID, everything.


My router doesn't work with Vista. Home Premium should be fine. I have Ultimate. YAY.
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post #5 of 11
It's Home Premium without much "extra" programs, and no MCE "functionality."

I have it, and I'm going to Ultimate because I got a really good deal on it. Only reason why I got Basic is because it was cheap as well. >_>
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post #6 of 11
Let's see, with vista basic you get:

"The most secure windows ever"
"Instant search"

That's it.

No entertainment center. Just so you know. Will it maybe do what you want still? Probably. But I would invest in Premium at least.
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post #7 of 11
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well...

all i want is just to be able to watch tv on it, watch dvds, play some lower end games....

i had this awesome pc like an hour ago, i decided to wait for a little and it was gone, now im angry.

what are the specific things premium has that basic doesnt?
post #8 of 11
Premium or ultimate mate for Media centre.. business of basic doesnt have it.

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post #9 of 11
basic isnt worth it at all... if u can afford home premium or better, go for it and if u cant then stay with XP and save up ur money
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post #10 of 11
When it comes to a media centre then Home premuim is your best bet as it incorperates such features as Media centre which is a vital piece of software for a nice media hub.
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