Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows Vista Ultimate

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 36 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
File Size:
2.1GB
Date Added:
January 29, 2007
Price:
Purchase; $119.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows
Total Downloads:
732,579
Downloads Last Week:
683
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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

Editors' review

Editors' rating

Very good

7.4

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

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

The bottom line: Windows Vista 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: 1/23/07; Release date: 1/30/07
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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1 stars

    "windows vista bad for games"

    June 17, 2011   |   By yourmomloool

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    enough....

    Cons

    said......

    Summary

    nufsed

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  • 4 stars

    "A Great VM-Ware alternative"

    May 10, 2011   |   By m6805

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    It runs error free in a Virtual Box

    Cons

    It's clunky as compared to XP Pro

    Summary

    It works for what I need it for

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  • 5 stars

    "The very best system ever!!!"

    December 06, 2010   |   By jjclj

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    Work great easy to use very fast great features!! Simply put the best !!

    Cons

    None i can think of !!

    Summary

    Too me vista ultimate 64 bit is the best os ever, they can keep windows 7, i will not be buying it .

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  • 4 stars

    "iiiiiirävvvvvvvvvvaaa"

    April 25, 2010   |   By blom87

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    i think this is a very bra grej till datorn måste ju uppgradera lite ibland

    Cons

    a cant find enything bad abut this softwer because a dident read about

    Summary

    i dont now annything becaus i suck on this and i like it=)

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  • 5 stars

    "interface, interesting new features vista ultimate"

    August 03, 2009   |   By runytry

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    Windows Vista Ultimate does not put Search on the desktop (it's buried within applications, within the Start Menu); optimized only for the Microsoft Windows from ; no new software yet written exclusively for Windows Vista;

    Cons

    Windows Vista is warmed-over Windows XP. If you're currently on it you need one right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use. Reviewed by: Robert Va

    Summary

    Windows Vista Ultimate is a great of what everybody says, you just need to do a clean install that is it. My computer has faster Boot ups by 50%. It is far more stable the graphics are amazing, and all programs can just be run by the properties is rated 4 stars but I give it 5 stars. All those Vista haters need to
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  • 5 stars

    "Seen em all, none compare!"

    April 13, 2009   |   By Charles K

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    I've been using Vista since 2-2007 & had issues from the beginning. But when I bought Ultimate, the real world of Vista was unlocked. Graphically excellent! Fast! but when makes it so great is it's built in "Complete PC Backup". It images itself.

    Cons

    Without the service pack on the DVD, formatting is a slow process. Theres 108 updates on mine not including 9 optional ones. Sometimes sensitive to softeare niot written for Vista but thats all my complaints, plain & simple.

    Summary

    If your gonna use Vista, Ultimate or Business are the only 2 ways to go. Their buily in "Complete PC Backup" is the only drive image I've ever recovered that brought back a stable system. Not Acronis, Ghost, Paragon or any of the others are even close to Ultimates built in drive imaging capabilities. That alone make it worth every cent & if you shop on line, you can find ir as cheap as $130 with SP-1. It's the only way to run a Vista system.

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  • 5 stars

    "the most better system operative of Windows"

    November 05, 2008   |   By Jesús Javier Ateca Ferrer

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    Estability, security, is a program most better of the market

    Cons

    For that ultimate walk correct in your Pc, this has that to be very new and very good

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  • 3 stars

    "This is great."

    September 08, 2008   |   By chad.armstrong

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    I love Microsoft.

    Cons

    Nothing here.

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  • 5 stars

    "is so slow"

    August 11, 2008   |   By khairulamri

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Pros

    lol

    Cons

    lol

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  • 1 stars

    "cannot download<br />Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade"

    July 25, 2008   |   By nama8

    Version: Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)

    Cons

    cannot download

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