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you require. View larger. Windows Vista Aero provides spectacular visual results such as glass-like interface elements that you can translucent.
The revamped Windows Media Center in Windows Vista lets you enjoy your media throughout your home, even on your Xbox 360. View larger. Enhanced
Reliability and Performance
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and enhancements provided by software and hardware partners increase the reliability, performance, and compatibility of Windows Vista-based PCs.
With Windows Vista with SP1, a lot of the most common causes of running system crashes and hangs have been dealt with. Windows Vista consists of new, innovative technologies that help determine and detect issues reported anonymously by Windows Vista-based PCs from countless users who have elected to have their PC send us system info.
Windows Vista with SP1 supports a number of crucial new technology standards, so it will keep making your PC easier and more satisfying to use for many years to come.
The most complete edition of Windows Vista-- with the power, security, and mobility features that you require for work, and all of the entertainment features that you want for fun
When you wish to have everything, including the ability to move smoothly between the worlds of play and efficiency, there's Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1. You'll never ever have to stress over having the most innovative capabilitiesÑthey're all here. This edition of Windows Vista offers an advanced, business-focused infrastructure, mobile efficiency, and a premium home digital entertainment experience, all in a single offering.
Specifically, Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 offers all the features discovered in Windows Vista Home Premium, including Windows Media Center, Windows Movie Maker with high-definition assistance, and Windows DVD Maker. It also offers all the features discovered in Windows Vista Business, including company networking, central management tools, and innovative system backup features. And Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 has all the new security and data defense features that aid take Windows Vista to a whole new level of reliability.
In addition, Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 consists of assistance for all the new mobility features in Windows Vista, including Windows Tablet and Touch Technology, Windows SideShow, Windows Mobility Center, and other new, innovative mobility features.
Unique to Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 are Windows Ultimate Extras. Windows Ultimate Extras are add-ons that extend certain abilities of your operating system or just use your PC more fun. Windows Ultimate Extras currently available include:
Whenever a brand-new Windows Ultimate Extra is all set for distribution by Microsoft, you will see the Ultimate Extra control panel notify you that there are new extras to download. Simply download and install the Extras and start delighting in these exclusive software and services that offer your Windows Vista experience an extra lift!
If you want a single PC that fulfills all your work, travel, and entertainment requirements, or if you merely wish to be confident that you have the really best, Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 is the no-compromise edition for you.
Windows Sidebar gives you fast access to gizmos like image slide shows, Windows Media Player controls, or news headings. You pick the gizmos you wish to see in Windows Sidebar. View larger.
Use Flip 3D to navigate through open windows utilizing the scroll wheel on your mouse. View larger.
Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 helps protect your household and your individual info from threats from destructive software and phishing frauds and helps you keep your PC backed-up and running smoothly.
Parental Controls aid moms and dads keep children more secure while utilizing PCs through practical tools to handle and keep track of children's computer system usage, access to websites, and ability to play certain games and use certain applications.
PCs running Windows Vista are 60% less likely to be infected with viruses, worms and rootkits than PCs running Windows XP SP2.
Windows Internet Explorer 7 helps protect your PC and your individual info versus destructive software, fraudulent websites, and online phishing frauds. New phishing attacks are more than 25 times as common as new viruses, and over 20,000 fraudulent phishing websites are developed on a monthly basis. Internet Explorer 7 is now blocking almost one million inadvertent attempts to gain access to fake phishing sites per week.
Assist protect your PC versus pop-ups, sluggish performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other undesirable software with Windows Defender. Windows Defender in Windows Vista instantly scans Internet Explorer 7 downloads to help bring spyware to your attention before it can contaminate your computer system.
More easily back-up the content on your PC-- including digital pictures, music, films, and files-- with Scheduled and Network Backup.
If you have major PC issues, Complete PC Backup and Restore makes it easier to restore your PC by not only supporting all your files, but also the entire operating system and all of your applications.
Assist guarantee that the data on your computer system remains personal, even if your PC is lost or taken. windows BitLocker Drive Encryption provides full-volume file encryption and boot stability monitoring (alerting you if somebody has damaged your PC).
Windows Vista with SP1 is more amusing. With Windows Media Center, you can enjoy your digital pictures and music on your TELEVISION along with on your PC. And it can turn your PC into a digital video recorder, so you can tape-record TELEVISION and enjoy it on your schedule, not theirs.
Relax and enjoy taped TELEVISION, pictures, music, home videos, games and DVDs from the convenience of your couch with Windows Media Center.
Access and task your TELEVISION, music, pictures, and films to any space in your home utilizing an Xbox 360 console linked to your wired or wireless home network. It's like having your Media Center PC anywhere you have an Xbox 360!
Author and burn films, pictures, and music to DVDs you can use your PC or a DVD gamer with Windows DVD Maker.
Live the video game! It's easier for you to discover, play, and handle your games with GAMES EXPLORER. Games Explorer provides in-depth info including when you last played, video game genre, and rating of your games. With DirectX 10, play brilliant and engaging games with incomparable realism. Likewise, use the very same video game controller with both your PC and your Xbox 360 system.
It's easier and faster than ever to discover, use, handle and share the info on your PC or on the internet with Windows Vista with SP1.
Many Windows Vista-based PCs boot in less than a minute, which can be an improvement over Windows XP boot times.
The Windows Vista sleep and resume features can bring your PC to life in a snap. The large majority of Windows Vista-based PCs resume from sleep in less than 6 seconds.
See everything you're dealing with more clearly with Windows Aero and quickly switch between windows or tasks utilizing Windows Flip 3D.
Discover it quick! Simply type something about a file, image, or song, such as a word included in a file or e-mail message, the artist of a song, or the date an image was taken, and Instant Search will bring back any matches immediately.
Arrange a lifetime of pictures and films with ease utilizing Windows Photo Gallery. Tag your pictures by date, keyword, star rating or any identifying label you select-- so you can discover them anytime you want them.
Display live info, like weather condition, stocks, and news, directly on your desktop with user friendly Gadgets and Windows Sidebar.
View several web pages concurrently with Quick Tabs in Windows Internet Explorer 7.
Get up and running faster than ever with Windows Easy Transfer that instantly copies your files and settings from your old PC.
With unique features to help you go mobile, Windows Vista with SP1 makes computing and linking far from home or the office easier than ever.
Work the method you want with touch and digital input and handwriting. Tablet and Touch Technology makes your note pad PC experience really individual.
Set up a cordless network at home with Network and Sharing Center-- so you can experience the flexibility of working virtually anywhere in your home. Then easily discover and join a cordless network at your preferred hotspot-- so you can remain productive anywhere you go.
Enhance your power and mobil settings centrally with Windows Mobility Center.
Easily sync and handle your music, contacts and images throughout your devices and other PCs with Sync Center.
Share your desktop or any program with Windows Meeting Space. Co-edit files, and pass notes in class, a preferred hotspot, or where no network exists.