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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

by   / February 27, 2009

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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Full Specifications

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 777,361
Downloads Last Week 10

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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $70.19
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