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Which Vista is the all around best?
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Depends on what you do.

Avoid 'Basic', since it's... well, too basic.
For business... Vista business would do fine.

For all around use: Vista Home Premium 64-bit is the best choice (Ultimate adds little extra that's useful)
    
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post #3 of 13
The best is Ultimate. The all around is Home Premium.

Let me dig my charts out and I'll post the differences.



My recommendation, go for Ultimate.
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Home Basic is fantastic if you're on a low end XP system, though.

I'm using Ultimate. There's hardly any difference between it and Home Premium (nothing you'll ever notice or use, anyway. Perhaps Dreamscene) The extra's really are not worth the extra money. I doubt we'll need 16GB of RAM before 2010, as well.

So, even though I'm running Ultimate, I'd recommend Home Premium.
    
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grab 64 bit premium
   
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post #6 of 13
Here's another chart if you want to take a look
http://support.teloep.org/vistaver.htm

Use that to evaluate and choose which one YOU need most.
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It eats up a lot of RAM, though. I was shocked at first. I'd idle at about 1000mb, half my RAM, but now it's 1133mb. Unpacking RAR's or encoding a video clip take up more memory too. So, I'd recommend getting 4GB of RAM. I'm ordering some more this week.

EDIT:

Evaluate. Can't you get an evaluation copy of Windows?
    
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Just get any Vista with 64Bit, And you should be all set. Id recommend getting Home Premium its more than enough.
 
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Any version that's not Home Basic or 32-bit.
 
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Whats the real differences between the 32 bit and the 64 bit? I don't need a real in depth answer.
I haven't done any research yet. I like XP I'm just wanting something different here lately,I'm sure you all know what i mean.
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