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Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2008 11:36:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Awsome

Pros: Slick user interface. Easy to use. Most all software works with it. Just make sure your hardware drivers are vista ready.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I recoment the 64 bit version. Then you can install 4Gb of Mem with no problem. Most new software will run on it and alot of leagacy stuff will to. It will emulate 32 bit well.

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  • Daniel E.
  • 7/15/2008 7:53:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsNEVER HAD ANY ISSUES

Pros: The OS was very easy to install. I have no issues so far.

Cons: The OS takes up a lot of drive space. Takes awhile to get used to the new GUI.

Other Thoughts: I am not sure what all these 1 egg ratings are fussing about. I built my computer from scractch. 3 1/2 hours later I was ready to use my computer. I wonder . . .

Computer: Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Quad (Q6600 Kentsfield), EVGA NVidia Geforce 8800GT, 4x1GB Kingston memory sticks (DDR2 1066), WD 640GB Sata HDD, GigaByte (GA-P35-S3B) motherboard, BFG Tech 650W PSU.

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  • Charles W.
  • 7/3/2008 7:35:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBe open minded, its much better than XP

Pros: I've heard many of the criticisms of Vista out there, but have always been baffled by them. Almost every complaint someone has can usually be fixed in about a minute. I disabled UAC the first day, right through windows options. Not sure about older hardware/software, but I've had almost no problems at all with drivers and such. Any problem I did have could usually be fixed by a workaround. Keep in mind that this is for 64 bit, too, so its probably the least supported version, yet works great. Extremely easy to install. Takes 1 minute to change power options, Pete...

Another key complaint is memory hogging. The idea it's using is that unused memory is being wasted, so it reserves your idle memory for applications you run often, making them fast when you start them. When something like a game requires more RAM, Windows lets go and free's enough up. Works well.

Cons: I've had the occasional bluescreen. Not sure if its Vista, or hardware related. Be aware that 32 bit programs will take up more RAM on a 64 bit OS.

Other Thoughts: I have 2gb of RAM, and a E6750 cpu. For vista, more ram definitely means more performance. 2gb seems like a good amount. You'll be able to get away with 1gb, but with prices these day, it's well worth it to spend a measly $30 more for a huge performance boost. I plan on getting 8gb eventually, should be great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2008 12:05:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS

Pros: Upgrading from Vista 32 bit to Vista 64 bit. Not a hitch at all.

Cons: None.

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  • William J.
  • 6/27/2008 1:58:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Operating System

Pros: This 64 Bit operating system flies with my AMD Phenom 9750, 8GB's of RAM, and current hardware.... Is truly XP upgraded for the modern user. To boot, Vista found drivers for my hp printer, without me even having to search. It was an old school Hewlett-Packard 1350xi all-in-one. It also found drivers for a maxtor one touch, that XP wouldn't recognize after a rebuild. Vista flies... anyone having problems with this OS either does not have a modern PC, or they don't know what they are doing. I was waiting, trying to avoid Vista based on warnings... learned that was idiotic.. with SP1, this is the best OS so far by Microsoft, it is a huge upgrade over XP, and runs great. In vista premium the media center is just awesome. Playback of video is perfect

Cons: Only that flipping between windows and media center is sort of annoying with dual displays... but a minor issue considering Vista media center is the best pvr recording and playback software available, in my opinion right now. Beyond TV is good, but their playback cannot compete...

Other Thoughts: I am sold, I was so not wanting to upgrade to Vista... but in building my new pc, knew XP couldn't recognize more than 3.5 Gbs of RAM... so bit the bullet. WOW... do I not regret it... again, Vista is for current technology. If you want less than 2 gigs of RAM, and other substandard parts (staying in the past)... Vista will stink. XP is your way to go, or you will end up writing fraudulant bashings of Vista unintentually. Vista is current technology. If you are using an outdated pc, like some reviewers here obviously are, stay with xp. Vista requires current technology, and if you have it, WOW... it is a HUGE and great upgrade over XP, and runs great....

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  • Paul L.
  • 6/24/2008 5:49:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery resource intensive!

Pros: Very nice looking and runs well on 64 bit AMD

Cons: What used to be the power button is now the standby button. To shut down, you have to go through another pop up menu. The OS uses a ton of memory. Very pricey and vista ultimate still costs about $100 more for very few worthy extra features. Had some trouble installing. This was a real pain! Had to clean my hard drive with my xp pro cd's command console. The vista disk partition program didn't work and I would get some error saying it couldn't find suitable system resources or something like that.

Other Thoughts: Ubuntu 64 is just about as good, only it doesn't has as good driver support for video (stupid proprietary problems :( ). Although, Ubuntu was able to detect my network card and run smoothly, while vista wasn't able to and I had to bring out my motherboard driver cd.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2008 1:42:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood operating system

Pros: It's really fast and good looking; supports DirectX 10.1 and 4+ GB of RAM. Driver support is great and it's compatible with almost everything you'll ever need.

Cons: A bit of a memory hog - uses over 900 MB while idle; some older Win95/98 games have stability issues.

Other Thoughts: New drivers and updates have made a somewhat questionable operating system into something quite decent.

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  • Raymond R.
  • 6/22/2008 6:50:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVista 64 OEM

Pros: None

Cons: Software will not install on new hard drives as it does not include the required drivers to recognize them during the installation process.

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  • John N.
  • 6/19/2008 8:41:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very happy with 64-bit Vista so far, seems much less piggy then 32-bit vista was. No issues to speak of so far driver wise.

Cons: Its kinda bloated, the windows folder is a good 20gigs once its all setup and patched.

Other Thoughts: First time i have been happy with my OS since i left Xp Pro.

32-bit Vista is a waste of money and will give you a bad impression of Vista as a OS.

If your computer cant run 64-bit Vista i would advise staying with Xp Pro till it can.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2008 10:28:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVIsta x64 is Great...

Pros: So far so good, I wish it wasn't $100. But that is Micro$oft for you. Got to take from the little guy.

Cons: None yet. Only play games on this system and not much else.

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