Windows Vista Business upgrade

Windows Vista Business upgrade

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.0 Build 6002
File Size:
2.1GB
Date Added:
January 29, 2007
Price:
Purchase; $199.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows/XP
Total Downloads:
52,972
Downloads Last Week:
29
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Additional Requirements:
Windows XP Pro/XP Home/XP Tablet PC, 800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 30GB hard drive with 20GB disk space, DirectX 9 capable processor (Pixel Shader 2.0 for Aero experience)

Editors' Note: This downloadable version of Windows Vista is an upgrade only. Users can upgrade to Windows Vista Business from Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Home, or Windows XP Tablet PC.

Windows Vista Business is the first Windows operating system designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses. It helps your entire business work more effectively, stay connected (both in and out of the office), and better protect key information.

Backup tools (including the ability to recover prior versions of documents) and a host of security features help protect your PCs and information from accidents and attacks. Taking your PC with you is much easier. You can automatically connect to wireless networks and quickly adjust mobile settings, such as power options, from one location. From Instant Search and simpler file sharing to integrated fax and scanning, using Windows Vista Business will help you save time every day. Windows Vista Business includes features, such as simpler troubleshooting and support for domains, which can reduce your costs while increasing your long-term IT growth potential.

Editors' review

Editors' rating

Very good

7.4

out of 10
The good: Windows Vista Business does improve some features within Windows XP; fewer system crashes than Windows XP; and Windows Vista offers better built-in support options.

The bad: Windows Vista Business does not put Search on the desktop (it's buried within applications, within the Start Menu); no new software yet written exclusively for Windows Vista; optimized only for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem (for example, RSS feeds from Internet Explorer 7 get preferential treatment); no BitLocker drive encryption; no DVD Maker; and there are too many editions of Windows Vista.

The bottom line: Windows Vista Business is essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use. Reviewed by: Robert Vamosi; Reviewed on: 1/24/07; Release date: 1/30/07
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    3.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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    3.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "ya thankz you"

    April 07, 2010   |   By afyzzssssssssz

    Version: Windows Vista Business upgrade 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    good jobuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Cons

    what everyyyyyy

    Summary

    goood game

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  • 2 stars

    "Vista Business is crap"

    September 19, 2007   |   By kazachoka

    Version: Windows Vista Business upgrade 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    I ju tgot a new Vaio 2 Gig 2.20 Ghz and I dont like the way it runs , looks slower to me and laggs. Wanted to ak if possiblr to upgrade from Visa Business to Pro.

    Cons

    Sucks

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  • 3 stars

    "Basically a Windows XP SP3 for $$$"

    January 30, 2007   |   By QuestZone

    Version: Windows Vista Business upgrade 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    If you want an update to Windows XP Pro SP2 and don't mind paying $$$, then go for it. Download the Vista Adviser first if you did not recently buy a Vista ready computer.

    Cons

    The Price, and the need to update video card to fully use DirectX-10 (not on my laptop). Vista is a disappointment for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "the best version of vista."

    January 30, 2007   |   By yamanskheita

    Version: Windows Vista Business upgrade 6.0 Build 6002

    Pros

    the best version of vista i have tried.

    it is not much of a system hog as the others "home premium, and ultimate". it is similar xp pro but easier to use with the network and network setup. it has a lively user interface and the needed software for networking.

    it is efficient for laptops and portable pc's because it has a good control over power and cpu usage.

    it is a good shift from xp.

    Cons

    the bad side of it is that it is expensive, and you cannot find drivers for it that easy.

    it has a good firewall that blocks inbound and outbound activity from and to your computer.

    i like the merged windows defender in the security center, but at the same time it is annoying to shut it down too.

    for simple users who wanna use there pc in simple manners avoiding bad websites, they could manage going out without an expensive internet security suit, and use a free antivirus like avg or avast free versions with windows antispy "windows defender" and the built in firewall and worry free.

    the thing is that shifting to vista is not will not be that easy and worldwide, and people wont easily let go of xp and move on to the new O.S

    try it before you buy it and get to to know it first cause if you bought it and did not like it, you wont loose the money.

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