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post #21 of 32
WOO HOO for video wallpapers!
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I would have never paid for vista I got mine from live search club. I stayed up all night 2 days in a row to get it. I really like vista but theres a few things that piss me off. I guess I cant complain I have vista ultimate extras.
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post #23 of 32
Well. This is kinda bad... when I installed this stuff, It also installed a critical update and now my Firefox wont run... had to upgrade to Firefox 3 beta
post #24 of 32
W00t, new stuff to DL!

Btw, someone should make a comparison chart or something between Vista.
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post #25 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanders54 View Post
Btw, someone should make a comparison chart or something between Vista.
Microsoft has already done that.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...ns/choose.mspx


FWIW, the Ultimate extras are pretty lame and definitely not worth extra cost. Had my wife not worked at MS and picked Ultimate up at the company store for a heavily discounted price, I would have just stuck with Home Premium.
     
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post #26 of 32
I only paid $160 for Ultimate since i did the anytime upgrade with the Home Premium that came on my laptop. It's been well worth it for this laptop since I can do things like join domains and watch movie, encrypt stuff and play games, etc.

It's really the best of both worlds. I don't care what you guys think but I personally like Vista. I know I'll get boo'd for it but meh who cares. I'm the one that ultimately has to be happy with my OS.
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post #27 of 32
I have a question about vista. I picked up my academic version of Vista Ultimate Upgrade -- DVD and product key only. I'm currently running XP Pro x64. Do I need to actually buy Vista Ultimate in order to install it or can I use my upgrade?

Anybody know?
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post #28 of 32
Yes, the best way to do it would be to have your current OS on the hard drives and then boot with the Ultimate DVD. It will detect that you have XP but will give you the option for a clean install.

Remember to backup all important information and have a flash drive or cd ready with drivers.

If you want to keep all your files and settings simply upgrade from inside XP. The process takes 20-40 min and for most people it's painless. Remember to run the compatibility software when it asks you to. This can identify potential problems with any pre-existing software on your computer.
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post #30 of 32
Nice something to help offset the heavily bloated price.

At this point I will take anything they will give me!
     
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