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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
  • Total Downloads:
    761,606
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2007
  • Price:
    Purchase; $70.19 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.1GB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    285
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

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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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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date January 29, 2007
Date Added January 29, 2007
Version 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.1GB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 761,606
Downloads Last Week 285
Pricing
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $70.19
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