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Most secure Windows ever

with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall

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Quickly find what you need

with Instant Search and Windows Internet Explorer 7

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Elegant Windows Aero desktop experience

with glass-like menu bars, Windows Flip 3D, and Live Thumbnails
 

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Best choice for laptops

with Windows Mobility Center and Tablet PC support
 

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Collaborate and share documents

with Windows Meeting Space
 

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Experience photos and entertainment

in your living room with Windows Media Center
 

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Enjoy Windows Media Center

throughout your home with Media Center Extenders
 

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Protect against hardware failure

with Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore
   

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Use
Scheduled Backup
to automatically backup your files
 

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Easier business networking connectivity

with Networking Center and Remote
 Desktop
   

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Better protect your data

against loss with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption
     

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Easily make DVDs

with Windows DVD Maker
 

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Have more fun on your PC

with three new premium games: Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, and Inkball
 

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Create high definition movies

with Windows Movie Maker in High Definition
 

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Reviews of each Version from CNET.COM
 

From CNET.COM
Editor Reviews
Windows Vista Basic
Windows Vista Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Ultimate
64-bit processor support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Games Explorer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instant Search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPv6 and IPv4 support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parental Controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speech Recognition Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sync Center Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Account Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Anytime Upgrade Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Backup and Restore Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Defender Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Easy Transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Firewall Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows HotStart Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Mail Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Media Player 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Mobility Center Limited Limited Yes Yes
Windows Photo Gallery Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows ReadyDrive Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Security Center Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Sidebar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Update Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Welcome Center Yes Yes Yes Yes
XPS document support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pluggable log-in authentication architecture   Yes Yes Yes
Windows Aero   Yes Yes Yes
Windows Meeting Space Limited Yes Yes Yes
Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) Client   Yes Yes Yes
Windows Tablet PC   Yes Yes Yes
Windows DVD Maker   Yes   Yes
Windows Media Center   Yes   Yes
Windows Movie Maker Yes Yes   Yes
Windows Movie Maker HD   Yes   Yes
Domain join for Windows Small Business Server     Yes Yes
Encrypting File System     Yes Yes
Integrated smart card management     Yes Yes
Group Policy support     Yes Yes
Roaming user profiles     Yes Yes
Virtual PC Express     Yes Yes
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption       Yes
Windows Fax and Scan     Yes Yes
Windows ShadowCopy     Yes Yes
Windows Ultimate Extras       Yes