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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate OEM/OEI DSP - 32-bit Edition (PC DVD)
- Mobility-based operating system meets all your computing needs whether you're working from home, working on the road, or searching for entertainment options
- Combines all the features of a business-focused operating system, all the efficiency features of a mobility-focused operating system, and all of the digital entertainment features of a consumer-focused operating system
- Remotely connect to business networks
- Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption provides improved levels of protection against theft for your important business data whether you are at home, on the road, or in the office
- Delivers all of the entertainment features available in Vista Home Premium
- Includes everything you need to enjoy the latest in digital photography, music, movies, analogue TV, or even HDTV
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- Platform: Windows Vista
- Media: DVD-ROM
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OEM Software Product Information: This product is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) package, and the licence governing the installation and use may not convey the same rights as a full retail package. OEM product packages may not contain the same printed documentation or bundled software and hardware which forms part of the full retail package. Prospective purchasers should make themselves aware of any such restrictions before purchasing.
This product is intended for system builders and small OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who manufacture computer systems and preinstall Microsoft OEM system builder software onto those systems. Its use is subject to the OEM System Builder License Agreement that is affixed to the side of all OEM system builder software packs. The system builder who installs the individual software license and distributes hardware units must provide end-user support on terms at least as favourable as the terms under which the system builder provides end-user support for any fully assembled computer system. The system builder must place its support phone number in a noticeable location in the fully assembled computer system help files or end-user documentation. The full documentation on Microsoft OEM System Builder licence is at http://oem.microsoft.com/downloads/Public/sblicense/English_SB_License.pdf.
If you want all of the best business features, all of the best mobility features, and all of the best home entertainment features that Windows Vista has to offer, Windows Vista Ultimate is the solution for you. With Windows Vista Ultimate you don't have to compromise.
Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista. It is the first operating system that combines all of the advanced infrastructure features of a business-focused operating system, all of the management and efficiency features of a mobility-focused operating system, and all of the digital entertainment features of a consumer-focused operating system. For the person who wants one operating system that is great for working from home, working on the road, and for entertainment, Windows Vista Ultimate is the operating system that lets you have it all.
Work from home
Windows Vista Ultimate includes all of the features that make it easy to remotely connect to business networks. So 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 features such as Remote Desktop. Windows Vista Ultimate also includes Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption that provides new levels of protection against theft for your important business data whether you are at home, on the road, or in the office.
The latest in entertainment
Windows Vista Ultimate delivers all of the entertainment features available in Windows Vista Home Premium. It includes everything you need to enjoy the latest in digital photography, music, movies, analogue TV, or even HDTV. Windows Vista Ultimate has great 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 delivers all of the features available to both business users and home users. It is the ideal solution for a small-business owner who wants a single PC that he or she can use at the office, on the road, and at home. It is also the ideal solution 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.
Top Customer Reviews
The OEM version, as oppossed to the full, ridiculously priced full version of vista ultimate, has 2 limitations. Firstly, no manuals or packaging, so if you are a computer amateur who is more comfortable getting used to vista with a paper booklet, I'm sure a quick google search would accomodate that in download form. The other more complicated ramification is the single license that the oem version restricts you to. This means you cannot install the vista ultimate disk on more than one computer, once you have installed to a computers motherboard, it is tied to it. Since few people will find this to be an issue, it certainly isn't worth paying another 200+ quid for a paper brochure full of microsoft's irritating 'wow' marketing campaign... and a license to install on more than one motherboard.
If you are just a simple guy like me, who uses his computer for moderate gaming, emailing, web browsing, word processing, digital photo storage, editing and watching dvd films... usual stuff...Read more ›
Many of the problems seem to be caused by drivers, even ones which say they are for Vista, and there are many reports on the internet of conflicts with software especially virus detectors.
Everything I ordered for my new PC I checked in advance would work with Vista but I found that my virus software, my sound card software (especially the automatic updater) both conflicted. I also gaily used the wonderful easy transfer program to bring over all my files and settings from my old PC and I wonder now if that was a mistake.
In the event my beautiful all-singing, all-dancing new PC looked wonderful for about five minutes and then began to go wrong. I saw so many blue screens that it was like running Windows 98 all over again. I saw black screens, I saw endless hangs of OS programs like Windows Mail, and every few minutes one of the OS features like Superfetch or Search would crash and Vista would ask if it could look for a solution online. I couldn't even play the Spider Solitaire that comes with the OS.
I hunted the internet for advice and solutions and came across other people having the same problems as me - lots of them. My PC builder reported that at a rough guess about 80% of their new Vista customers were happy, and nearly 20% were having problems like me. In the end I gave up and tried to reformat my disk to reload my faithful old XP.Read more ›
I decided on the fresh install rather than the upgrade. I've learnt from past experience that trying to load one OS on top of another OS leads to slow and sluggish performance. So would recommend getting a usb hard-drive and backing up your files and then doing a fresh install.
Word of warning - not all applications are supported on Vista and many have incompatibilities. Microsoft products should be fine but Norton Ghost 9.0 didn't want to play ball at all. I installed Coldfusion 7 with some tech help I found online but could not do any upgrades to the application. If you rely on a host of non-Microsoft applications and are not prepared to purchase updated versions (some of which have yet to become available) then I would hang fire for the time being.
What am I running it on? I decided to upgrade my Latitude d610 to 2gb RAM which involved removing the keyboard (but that was easier than it sounds). Even though the compatibility checker said I couldn't run Aero (transparent windows and 3d flick thru tabbing graphics) the upgraded D610 handled it with ease. So don't always believe everything the compatibility checker tells you. But Aero isn't all that really, I could quite easily turn it off and be none the wiser - just a bit of fun.
So what's different - well the whole thing just has a better feel to it, its generally kinder on the eyes - and generally i enjoy working on it - a feeling that up until now has been the privilege of Mac users.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yes listen to what I have to say cause it will save you money and hassel in the long run. Vista needs just on it's own 1GB anything else you want to run on that you need extra ram... Read morePublished on 25 May 2008 by jaksel
For those who are still undecided, please download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, and compare the different editions before purchasing Vista to determine which features... Read morePublished on 3 April 2008 by starlight
This is a reliable, sophisticated operating system. This version for system builders is very cheap considering Windows Vista's harsh price tag for home users. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2007 by Mr. J. A. Devries
Im only a student ,but Windows Vista to me seemed dogy ,since there was a rumour that Microsoft could access persinal files if you had windows vista and were connected to the... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2007 by Andre Roberts
I will agree with the previous reviewers. It is quite nice but not as an upgrade. It needs a lot of power and there are no drivers for almost any hardware part that came out after... Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2007 by Amazon Customer
We bought this as an upgrade to a well specified business PC. 2GB RAM, 256MB graphics card and 120GB HDD. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2007 by Comical Engineer
If you have a system running XP i would suggest you stick with XP.
This has major issues with drivers and aplications being unavailable to go with previous hard ware... Read more
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