- Platform: Windows Vista Home Basic / Vista Home Premium / Vista Business / 2000 / XP
- Media: DVD-ROM
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Windows Sidebar gives you quick access to gadgets like picture slide shows, Windows Media Player controls, or news headlines. You pick the gadgets you want to see in Windows Sidebar. View larger.
Use Flip 3D to navigate through open windows using the scroll wheel on your mouse. View larger.
Compare Windows Vista editions.
Use Instant Search to quickly find the information you need. View larger.
Windows Vista Aero provides spectacular visual effects such as glass-like interface elements that you can see through.
The redesigned Windows Media Center in Windows Vista lets you enjoy your media throughout your home, even on your Xbox 360. View larger.
Easier, Faster Access to Information
Windows Vista Ultimate features Windows Aero, a new interface that delivers higher levels of efficiency for any business user. This easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. Most importantly, Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional, real-time, animated view of all your open applications and documents. And for those businesses that do work in other countries, Windows Vista Ultimate supports all worldwide interface languages.
Breakthrough Windows Vista Experience
Designed to help you feel confident in your ability to view, find, and organize information and to control your computing experience, all editions of Windows Vista introduce a breakthrough user experience. The visual sophistication of Windows Vista helps streamline your computing experience by refining common window elements so you can better focus on the content on the screen rather than on how to access it. The desktop experience is more informative, intuitive, and helpful. And new tools bring better clarity to the information on your computer, so you can see what your files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently.
Work From Home
Windows Vista Ultimate includes all of the features that make it easy to remotely connect to business networks. This means that when you're working from home, you'll have advanced networking capabilities, such as the ability to join a domain, support for Group Policy, and access to features such as Remote Desktop. Windows Vista Ultimate also includes Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption that provides improved levels of protection against theft for your important business data whether you are at home, on the road, or in the office.
More Entertainment Options
Windows Vista Ultimate delivers all of the entertainment features available in Windows Vista Home Premium, and includes everything you need to enjoy the latest in digital photography, music, movies, analog TV, or even HDTV. Windows Vista Ultimate also has helpful tools such as Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker to ensure that you have everything you need to collect, manage, and edit your digital content. It also includes Windows Media Center for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center.
Windows Vista Ultimate truly lives up to its name by delivering all of the features both business and home users want and need. It is the ideal solution for both a small-business owner who wants a single PC that he or she can use at the office, on the road, and at home, and for someone who wants a home PC that will be used primarily for entertainment purposes but that can also be used for business purposes such as connecting to a corporate network.
Note: This is a Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade DVD-Rom.
Keep Your PC and Your Family Safer Online
Help keep the entire family safe online with Parental controls. Windows Vista also helps you protect your PC from the impact of viruses and spyware by alerting you when potentially dangerous software is trying to run on your computer. Windows Vista Ultimate uses Windows Defender to help protect your PC by regularly scanning your computer and offering to remove any spyware or other unwanted software that it finds.
All the Right Tools You Need to Work More Effectively
Now, Windows Vista Ultimate makes working from home or remotely more efficient because it includes all the advanced networking, security, and productivity features included in Windows Vista Business. It keeps your data more secure even on shared computers by encrypting the files of each user, provides flexible, integrated faxing and scanning capabilities that make it easier to send and receive faxes, scan documents and images, and share those resources with other people. Windows Vista Ultimate also helps boost your PC performance and makes it more responsive by caching key system information on a USB flash drive or other flash memory form factor. (This speeds performance because the flash memory can often be accessed more quickly than the hard disk). It also helps improve PC responsiveness and helps make system performance more consistent by tracking which applications are used most often and preloading them into memory for quick access.
Everything You Need to Be Fun and Creative at Home (or Even on the Go).
Sit back and enjoy your favorite television shows on your own time with Windows Media Center. Watch, pause and record your favorite TV or premium high-definition (HD) cable television content, find the program you want using the built-in television guide, listen to your favorite music and share your photos with family and friends in a slideshow set to the soundtrack of your choice--all on your PC or a TV screen. With Extender devices like the Xbox 360 connected to your home network, you can even enjoy all the digital media you have on your PC virtually anywhere in your home. With Windows Vista Ultimate, retain high-definition (HD) quality as you capture, edit, and publish movies from your HD camcorder and create professional-looking DVDs complete with transitions and chapters that you can enjoy in your home DVD player.
Features in Windows Vista Ultimate
The greatest Windows Vista experience available.