Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic English Upgrade [DVD]
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- User-friendly software features search and organize innovations as well as improved networking opportunities
- Designed for users with the most basic computer needs
- Helps people use their PCs securely and reliably, makes it simple to stay better connected, and is compatible with the widest range of software, devices, and services that people use and trust every day
- Rich new interface, innovative ways to organize and find the information stored on your PC, and a multitude of entertainment options with live and recorded TV on your PC
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- Platform: Windows 2000 / XP
- Media: DVD-ROM
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Windows Vista Home Basic is designed to be easy to set up, to help people use their PCs securely and reliably, to help people stay better connected, and, like all of the editions of Windows Vista, to be compatible with the widest range of software, devices, and services that people use and trust. For those who simply want to use their PC for tasks such as surfing the Internet, corresponding with friends and family using email, or performing basic document creation and editing tasks, Windows Vista Home Basic delivers a safer, more reliable, and more effective computing environment.
From the Manufacturer
Windows Vista Home Basic is the edition of Windows for basic home computing needs. If you only want to use your PC for tasks like browsing the Internet, using e-mail, or viewing photos, then Windows Vista Home Basic may be the right edition for you. While it won't provide as many benefits as Windows Vista Home Premium, it will help you use your PC more easily and more safely than you could with Windows XP.
Note: This is a Windows Vista Home Basic Upgrade DVD-Rom.
Easily Search and Find Everything on Your PC and the Internet
The first thing you'll notice about Windows Vista Home Basic is how easy it is to find the programs and files you're looking for. The instant desktop search feature looks across all of your documents, e-mails, photos, and other files, organizing the results in the way that you want to view them. When coupled with the built-in web search of Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista, you'll spend less time looking for the things that you need and more time on the activities that you care about.
Better Protection for Your PC and Your Family than with any Previous Version of Windows
With automatic defenses against malicious software and fraudulent websites, Windows Vista Home Basic enables you and your family to use your computer with greater confidence. Plus, parents can use built-in controls to help ensure their children's computer use is protected and appropriate.
Simplified Setup and Maintenance
Windows Vista Home Basic makes it easier than ever to set up your new PC, with features that easily transfer all of your data and settings from your old PC to your new one. What's more, you can have peace of mind for years to come with technology that keeps your system running quickly and reliably over time.
Simply put, Windows Vista Home Basic provides you with just the essentials you need for home computing.
Features in Windows Vista Home Basic
- Instant Search--integrated throughout Windows Vista.
- Internet Explorer 7--includes web searching right from the browser and tabbed browsing.
- Windows Sidebar and gadgets--bring real-time information directly to your desktop.
- Flexible organization features--view your files any way you want.
- Windows Photo Gallery--Download, organize, edit, view, and share your digital photos.
- Windows Defender--helps safeguard your PC against pop-ups and security threats.
- Dynamic security protection--helps you browse the web more securely.
- Anti-phishing technology--helps protect you from fraudulent websites that attempt to steal your personal information.
- Internet Explorer protected mode--helps prevent unwanted malicious software downloads.
- Parental Controls--manage the rules for your children's computer use including web access and games.
Top Customer Reviews
WinVISTA is far WORSE than the initial release of WinXP: NUMEROUS and MAJOR compatibility problems with most third-party Software, Games (well, all games except...HALO2), GFX-Cards, Scanners & Printers, Cameras & USB-Peripherals. Not to mention Microsoft Software!
Even MICROSOFT Software (such as STREETS & TRIPS 2007, ENCARTA 2007, PICTURE-IT or MONEY 2007) refuses to work with WinVISTA! If they did not care to support their own Software, why should anyone else! And all this trouble just for the cool Aero effect (which, by the way, may be NOT supported on your 2007 PC!) and DirectX10 (for which, you do know, there is not one affordable GFX-card compatible with?)?
I don't think so!
Windows is an OPERATING SYSTEM! Why is it pretending to be able to DO EVERYTHING? It canNOT! Sure, it is nice to be able to listen to music, burn CDs, browse the Internet. But that is why there are so many Specialized Software availle! And, what is even worse, WinVISTA will not let exactly these Software titles function as intended!
I had WinVISTA on my Laptop for about a week. I could not format quick enough! There is NOTHING WRONG with my WinXP-SP2. WHY CHANGE THEM?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I like the new wallpapers and the way it looks. My Documents and My Music folder remind me of iTunes.
Don't like that my less than 6 month old HP printer doesn't work with Vista and my USB net link cable doesn't work with Vista. When you install something screen slowly fades out and then a window comes up asking you if you want to run the program and trust it. It's a little annoying because it forces you to stop what your doing and answer the question before you can continue.
I like it, but the incompatibility issues are enough for me to want to stick with XP. I wouldn't buy Home Basic. If you really want Vista, buy a new computer with Vista preinstalled or install a trial version of Vista to make sure everything works. I'm going back to XP, until HP releases Vista drivers for my printer.
I'll write reviews on Home Premium, Business, and/or Ultimate if I ever get more RAM.
2.8 GHz Pentium D
512 MB RAM
128 MB Video Card
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