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Windows Vista
Part of the Microsoft Windows family
Windows Vista logo.svg
Windows Aero.png
Screenshot of Windows Vista Ultimate
Developer
Microsoft
Website Official website
Releases
Release date RTM: November 8, 2006;
Vol. Lic.: November 30, 2006;
Retail: January 30, 2007 (info)
Current version 6.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Build 6002)
(6002.18005.090410-1830[1])
(April 28, 2009; 10 month(s) ago (2009-04-28)) (info)
Source model Closed source / Shared source[2]
License EULA
Kernel type Hybrid
Update method Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, SCCM
Platform support IA-32, x86-64
Support status
Mainstream support until 10 April 2012
Further reading
.Windows Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.^ I personally have had all microsoft operating systems over the years.
  • Windows 7 Review: XP vs Vista vs 7 in 80+ Benchmarks | Maximum PC 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft windows vista home premium oem .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Windows Vista SP2 includes numerous changes to the Vista operating system.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 32Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta & Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 64Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta 20 September 2009 7:35 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename "Longhorn."[3] Development was completed on November 8, 2006; over the following three months it was released in stages to computer hardware and software manufacturers, business customers, and retail channels. .On January 30, 2007, it was released worldwide,[4] and was made available for purchase and download from Microsoft's website.^ Microsoft releases public download of Vista .
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Watch, January 10, 2007 .
  • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date: 2007-03-30 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

[5] .The release of Windows Vista came more than five years after the introduction of its predecessor, Windows XP, the longest time span between successive releases of Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems.^ What's the deal with Windows XP? Microsoft's latest operating system is nothing if not controversial.
  • Windows XP-Is it for you? 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.uninets.net [Source type: General]

^ When you are microsoft windows vista purchase with of Windows XP PRo and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ More than five years in development, the next version of the ubiquitous Windows operating system is set to be broadly released in January.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It was succeeded by Windows 7 which was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and for the general public on October 22, 2009.
.Windows Vista contains many changes and new features, including an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a redesigned search function, multimedia tools including Windows DVD Maker, and redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ This should have been a feature included in Windows 95.
  • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ How do I search for files in Windows Vista?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.Vista aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices.^ Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this computer.
  • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and digital media between computers and devices.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 32Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta & Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 64Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta 20 September 2009 7:35 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

^ I am used vista home basic.
  • Logon Windows Vista as Administrator — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows Vista tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC maximumpcguides.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Windows Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.^ Your application works on Vista -- will it work on Windows 7?
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apple misses Boot Camp update deadline Apple has less than 24 hours to meet a self-imposed deadline to produce a version of its Boot Camp software that supports Windows 7.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft's primary stated objective with Windows Vista has been to improve the state of security in the Windows operating system.^ Windows Vista SP2 includes numerous changes to the Vista operating system.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 32Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta & Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Update 64Bit Build 6002.16659-WinBeta 20 September 2009 7:35 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

^ Im on my microsoft windows vista illustrated but to analyze the system and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .One common criticism of Windows XP and its predecessors is their commonly exploited security vulnerabilities and overall susceptibility to malware, viruses and buffer overflows.^ You know, the one that had a heap-based buffer overflow error that allowed arbitrary code execution and was a critical remote exploit for close to 7 weeks before MS issued a fix?
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ Came more than 5 years after it’s predecessor Windows XP, Vista is the longest timeline break for Microsoft between two operating system.
  • Evolution of Microsoft Windows: 1985 – 2009 | Tools 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.hongkiat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This seminar will answer the question of "why should I upgrade from Windows XP?" This will include a look at security, performance, deployment, manageability, and migration guidance.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In light of this, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced in early 2002 a company-wide "Trustworthy Computing initiative" which aims to incorporate security work into every aspect of software development at the company.^ The operating system made real Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' vision of a computer on every desktop.
  • Apple Watch -iPhone- iPhone 3G: Windows 95, Only Better 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC blogs.eweek.com [Source type: General]

^ One other thing that's missing at least from Microsoft at the end of this decade, as compared to the beginning is Bill Gates at least in a full-time sense.
  • Windows posts - Microsoft - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ This makes it much easier for driver developers, since they don't have to reboot the target into a working system to copy over updated driver images.
  • Windows XP: Kernel Improvements Create a More Robust, Powerful, and Scalable OS 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.Microsoft stated that it prioritized improving the security of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 above finishing Windows Vista, thus delaying its completion.^ When you are microsoft windows vista purchase with of Windows XP PRo and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ It can be downloaded for Windows XP and Vista at Microsoft's website.
  • Usage under Windows -- IM v6 Examples 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.imagemagick.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The reasons microsoft windows vista logo this are.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

[7]
.While these new features and security improvements have garnered positive reviews, Vista has also been the target of much criticism and negative press.^ These new features are added: .
  • Windows Embedded Standard (NT4e, XPe and beyond) 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ Reviews Our experts weigh in on Vista's features and interface: Microsoft Vista SP2 beta: Nothing obviously new Microsoft's new beta of its Vista SP2 operating system offers a group of fixes and updates, but nothing radical or visible, according to reviewer Preston Gralla.

^ These guys installed Vista Ultimate (look at the screenshots) WHich includes the next generation Win MCE along w/ a bunch of other new features(aero glass, dvd ripping, instant search etc...
  • Vista successfully installed on a Mac -- Engadget 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Criticism of Windows Vista has targeted its high system requirements, its more restrictive licensing terms, the inclusion of a number of new digital rights management technologies aimed at restricting the copying of protected digital media, lack of compatibility with some pre-Vista hardware and software, and the number of authorization prompts for User Account Control.^ On new hardware, I think Vista is a better piece of software.
  • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

^ Version : 6.0 Vista Compatibility : ACID works with Vista but Media Manager is incompatible.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Opening a window for new Vista test .
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result of these and other issues, Windows Vista had seen initial adoption and satisfaction rates lower than Windows XP.[8] However, with an estimated 330 million Internet users as of January 2009, it had been announced that Vista usage had surpassed Microsoft’s pre-launch two-year-out expectations of achieving 200 million users.^ However, many of these can be re-created in Windows XP. .
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ When you are microsoft windows vista purchase with of Windows XP PRo and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ It can be downloaded for Windows XP and Vista at Microsoft's website.
  • Usage under Windows -- IM v6 Examples 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.imagemagick.org [Source type: Reference]

[9][10] .At the release of Windows 7 (October 2009), Windows Vista (with approximately 400 million Internet users) was the second most widely used operating system on the Internet with an approximately 18.6% market share, the most widely used being Windows XP with an approximately 63.3% market share.^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Operating systems, as buggy as they are, Are in most cases easier to use which is why the home user market has boomed for Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Vista LEARNS and uses RAM in the most efficient way any MS operating system ever has.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

As of the end of February 2010, Windows Vista's market share is down to 20.07%, having peaked at 22.64% in August 2009.[11][12]

Contents

Development

The Windows Longhorn logo
.Microsoft began work on Windows Vista, known at the time by its codename Longhorn, in May 2001,[13] five months before the release of Windows XP. It was originally expected to ship sometime late in 2003 as a minor step between Windows XP and Blackcomb, which was planned to be the company's next major operating system release.^ What's the deal with Windows XP? Microsoft's latest operating system is nothing if not controversial.
  • Windows XP-Is it for you? 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.uninets.net [Source type: General]

^ When you are microsoft windows vista purchase with of Windows XP PRo and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gradually, "Longhorn" assimilated many of the important new features and technologies slated for Blackcomb, resulting in the release date being pushed back several times.^ The company has since revamped the feature list and launch date several times.
  • Longhorn's new name: Windows Vista | Tech News on ZDNet 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ At PDC 2009, on November 17 th , 2009, a number of new features in Windows Azure will be made available for the first time.
  • Windows Azure 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ As XP starts to date over the next couple of years I’ll push further into a good Linux distro as I feel will many others.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.Many of Microsoft's developers were also re-tasked to build updates to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to strengthen security.^ However, many of these can be re-created in Windows XP. .
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ It lags so microsoft windows vista security updates and details httpsupport.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ As you may microsoft windows vista security updates heard.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

[7] .Faced with ongoing delays and concerns about feature creep, Microsoft announced on August 27, 2004, that it had revised its plans.^ Microsoft plans to make available an upgrade to Windows Messenger, the communications console delivering instant messaging, videoconferencing and Internet phone calling, among other features.
  • Windows XP-Is it for you? 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.uninets.net [Source type: General]

^ The game is very absorbing and can be found useful to not just educational institutions but also to parents concerned about planning their childrens education.

^ Ballmer: Windows 7 Sales 'Fantastic' Excitable Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer actually had something to be excited about at yesterday's shareholder meeting, where he announced that Windows 7 sales are "fantastic."
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.The original Blackcomb, based on the Windows XP source code, was scrapped, and Longhorn's development started anew, building on the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 codebase, and re-incorporating only the features that would be intended for an actual operating system release.^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ XP is my choice of operating system.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.Some previously announced features such as WinFS were dropped or postponed, and a new software development methodology called the Security Development Lifecycle was incorporated in an effort to address concerns with the security of the Windows codebase.^ I like Windows 7 but I have some concerns that I'd like addressed before final release .
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Intended for developers as a shortcut to various internal settings, such features have been around since Vista and even before, according to the head of Microsoft's Windows division, who tells CNET that the so-called GodMode settings folder uncovered by bloggers is just one of many undocumented developer features included in Windows.
  • Windows posts - Microsoft - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

^ The bottom line; Windows Vista does not bring anything new to the table other than more gizmo-style features that only serve to get in your way when you are trying to actually get some work done.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.After Longhorn was named Windows Vista in July 2005, an unprecedented beta-test program was started, involving hundreds of thousands of volunteers and companies.^ "Longhorn" was/is the codename for the now named Windows Vista.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Opening a window for new Vista test .
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In September of that year, Microsoft started releasing regular Community Technology Previews (CTP) to beta testers.^ And their customers are free Microsoft’s beta testers.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ It's a record breaking pace, surpassing the beta release for Microsoft Office 2007.
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

^ We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in our Community Technology Preview.
  • Windows Azure 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

.The first of these was distributed at the 2005 Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, and was subsequently released to beta testers and Microsoft Developer Network subscribers.^ And their customers are free Microsoft’s beta testers.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ It's a record breaking pace, surpassing the beta release for Microsoft Office 2007.
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The builds that followed incorporated most of the planned features for the final product, as well as a number of changes to the user interface, based largely on feedback from beta testers.^ This information will be updated over time as products change and based on feedback.

^ Microsoft last October announced a "support life-cycle" policy calling for most products to have mainstream support for five years, followed by two years of extended support.
  • Support Ends for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ I think this name is due to all those changes in the user interface, that pretend to make it a "vista agradável" (English, "pleasant sight").
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Windows Vista was deemed feature-complete with the release of the "February CTP", released on February 22, 2006, and much of the remainder of work between that build and the final release of the product focused on stability, performance, application and driver compatibility, and documentation.^ Vista was released with out much.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Diskpart only works in vista or windows 7 .
  • Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kmwoley.com [Source type: General]

^ Vista's problem is driver compatibility, not codecs.
  • Vista Codec Package Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC fileforum.betanews.com [Source type: General]

.Beta 2, released in late May, was the first build to be made available to the general public through Microsoft's Customer Preview Program.^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft releases public download of Vista .
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And their customers are free Microsoft’s beta testers.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.It was downloaded by over five million people.^ In the past seven weeks, more than 2 million people have downloaded the beta for Microsoft Office 2010.
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

.Two release candidates followed in September and October, both of which were made available to a large number of users.^ Microsoft last October announced a "support life-cycle" policy calling for most products to have mainstream support for five years, followed by two years of extended support.
  • Support Ends for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ At PDC 2009, on November 17 th , 2009, a number of new features in Windows Azure will be made available for the first time.
  • Windows Azure 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ Increasing PulseConcurrency increases the load on the PDC. Decreasing PulseConcurrency increases the time it takes for a domain with a large number of BDCs to get a user account database change to all of the BDCs.
  • Performance Tuning Windows NT 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www2.slac.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15]
.While Microsoft had originally hoped to have the consumer versions of the operating system available worldwide in time for Christmas 2006, it was announced in March 2006 that the release date would be pushed back to January 2007, in order to give the company–and the hardware and software companies which Microsoft depends on for providing device drivers–additional time to prepare.^ December 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Device drivers for most devices are included with the operating system.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.Development of Windows Vista came to an end when Microsoft announced that it had been finalized on November 8, 2006.[16] Windows Vista cost Microsoft 6 billion dollars to develop.^ Microsoft finalizes Windows 7 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista: News & Videos about Microsoft Windows Vista - CNN.com 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The reasons microsoft windows vista logo this are.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[17]

New or changed features

.Windows Vista developed features and functionalities not present in its predecessors, especially those from Windows XP.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows 7 is Vista with important features removed.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 .
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

End-user

.
Windows Explorer in Windows Vista
  • Windows Aero: The new hardware-based graphical user interface is named Windows Aero, which Jim Allchin stated is an acronym for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
    • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Windows Vista Defrag Interface is a shame .
    • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

    [18] .The new interface is intended to be cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing than those of previous Windows versions, including new transparencies, live thumbnails, live icons, and animations, thus providing a new level of eye candy.^ Windows Live Movie Maker – what changed in the new version, and why .

    ^ Previous versions of Windows NT included the following elements: .
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Extensibility refers to the modular design of Windows NT, which, as described in the next section, allows Microsoft to add new modules to all levels of the operating system.
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    .Laptop users report, however, that battery life is shortened with the feature enabled.^ Power Management for laptops prolongs battery life by suspending background defragmentation while on battery power.

    ^ Simply Web 2000 is an speech friendly, speech enabled accessible web browser with advance features that allow easy navigation of complex pages by blind users.
    • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Short Description: Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in various Windows components, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass security features or compromise a user's system.
    • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

    [19][20]
  • .
  • Windows Shell: The new Windows shell is significantly different from Windows XP, offering a new range of organization, navigation, and search capabilities.^ "Run with Different Credentials" Windows XP introduces a new option for starting programs, called Run With Different Credentials.
    • Windows XP-Is it for you? 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.uninets.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Vista features a new Explorer that will dramatically increase the effectiveness of navigation and search.
    • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Indeed, from a completely revamped user interface to brand-new features designed to make organizing and sharing your files easier, Windows 7 delivers much more than some new wallpaper and a different color Taskbar.
    • Windows 7 Review: XP vs Vista vs 7 in 80+ Benchmarks | Maximum PC 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maximumpc.com [Source type: General]

    .Windows Explorer's task pane has been removed, integrating the relevant task options into the toolbar.^ Before copying any files from your old computer, or performing any other file management tasks, change the Windows setting that determines how filenames are displayed in Windows Explorer.
    • WPDOS - WP Under Windows NT, 2000, and XP 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pop the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive, open an Explorer window, and navigate your way to D:\Admin\Reskit\helpfile .

    ^ I find the formatting toolbar are more of a distraction function task list notes section microsoft windows vista service pack 1 comparison microsoft windows vista service pack 1 them and representative of the in the.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .A "Favorite links" pane has been added, enabling one-click access to common directories.^ Then added wifi radar from the add/remove with one click and wireless was good to go.
    • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In Vista, clicking the speaker icon in the right side of the tray, and selecting "Mixer" will enable access to volume control for the output devices and for applications.
    • The Windows Vista Volume Mixer - Sound control at its maximum - Softpedia 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Mobility Center (enables users to quickly access and set key mobile system settings from one location) .
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

    The address bar has been replaced with a breadcrumb navigation system. .The preview pane allows users to see thumbnails of various files and view the contents of documents.^ It DOES allow you to preview the ENTIRE file contents.
    • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ OS X has been also using a preview pane in the finder since OS X 10.0, quicklook goes well behind that as it really allows to view all the document, quickly and effectively.
    • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ These programs allow you to view Office 97 files (Excel97 - xlViewer; Word97 - wd97vwr32; and PowerPoint97 - PPView97).
    • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

    .The details pane shows information such as file size and type, and allows viewing and editing of embedded tags in supported file formats.^ (Note: The file type must be supported by Quick View.

    ^ For the file types it does support.
    • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This shows the current size of our Cats installation so you can get an idea of how much information is backed up in 45 minutes.
    • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The Start menu has changed as well; it no longer uses ever-expanding boxes when navigating through Programs.^ No start menu available.
    • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The start menu no longer supports drag and drop.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It is no longer in the menu.
    • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

    .The word "Start" itself has been removed in favor of a blue Windows Pearl.
  • Instant Search (also known as search as you type) : Windows Vista features a new way of searching called Instant Search, which is significantly faster and more in-depth (content-based) than the search features found in any of the previous versions of Windows.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
    • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You will certainly be able to get allot more done with Vista than OSX...that's for sure.
    • Vista successfully installed on a Mac -- Engadget 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

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  • Windows Sidebar: A transparent panel anchored to the side of the screen where a user can place Desktop Gadgets, which are small applets designed for a specialized purpose (such as displaying the weather or sports scores).^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Error message when you run the NetProj.exe utility on a Windows Vista-based computer to connect to a network projector: "The network projector is unable to display your desktop at the current screen resolution."
    • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ With help of The Screen Magnifiers Homepage, Dave Eisler redesigned the magnifier utility that comes with ZoomTools to a new utility specially designed to solve the needs of sight impaired people.
    • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    .Gadgets can also be placed on other parts of the desktop.
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7: New user interface, tabbed browsing, RSS, a search box, improved printing,[22] Page Zoom, Quick Tabs (thumbnails of all open tabs), Anti-Phishing filter, a number of new security protection features, Internationalized Domain Name support (IDN), and improved web standards support.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When a count is specified the new tab page will be opened before the tab page with this index.
    • Vim documentation: windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC vimdoc.sourceforge.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Internet Explorer 8 - Home Page - Features - Download Internet Explorer 8 maintains the most web page compatibility of any browser with tabbed browsing, integrated search, crash recovery and an anti-phishing filter.

    IE7 in Windows Vista runs in isolation from other applications in the operating system (protected mode); exploits and malicious software are restricted from writing to any location beyond Temporary Internet Files without explicit user consent.
  • Windows Media Player 11, a major revamp of Microsoft's program for playing and organizing music and video.^ I cannot play with Windows Media Player: not before, nor after the installation of this package.
    • Vista Codec Package Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC fileforum.betanews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft's Windows Media Player 11 is coming to Vista later and to Windows XP sooner.
    • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Windows Media Player 12 .
    • Windows 7 News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .New features in this version include word wheeling (or "search as you type"), a new GUI for the media library, photo display and organization, the ability to share music libraries over a network with other Windows Vista machines, Xbox 360 integration, and support for other Media Center Extenders.
  • Backup and Restore Center: Includes a backup and restore application that gives users the ability to schedule periodic backups of files on their computer, as well as recovery from previous backups.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
    • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let’s asume you have a Windows Vista computer running.
    • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Vista features a new Explorer that will dramatically increase the effectiveness of navigation and search.
    • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Backups are incremental, storing only the changes each time, minimizing disk usage.^ On a computer with only a floppy disk drive, with system files stored on and running from the server .

    ^ The down side to this is that if you ever have to do a repair, the information on the disk(s) is only as current as the last time you ran the rdisk utility.

    ^ Any time you make changes to your system, you should update your ERD. To do this, pop your ERD in your disk drive, click the Start button, and choose Help.

    .It also features Complete PC Backup (available only in Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise versions) which backs up an entire computer as an image onto a hard disk or DVD. Complete PC Backup can automatically recreate a machine setup onto new hardware or hard disk in case of any hardware failures.^ (Full automation, Client PC, Networked, and Server features available.
    • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

    ^ Automatically search your hard disk for image files.
    • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

    ^ New Windows 95 Setup Features .

    .Complete PC Restore can be initiated from within Windows Vista or from the Windows Vista installation CD in the event the PC is so corrupt that it cannot start up normally from the hard disk.
  • Windows Mail: A replacement for Outlook Express that includes a new mail store that improves stability,[23] and features integrated Instant Search.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
    • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It also includes the new had microsoft windows vista sidebar gadigets do was turn.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .It has the Phishing Filter like IE7 and Junk mail filtering that is enhanced through regular updates via Windows Update.^ And optional plug-ins like the Bayesian filter can add enhanced spam protection.
    • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I would like to receive offers via e-mail from Computerworld partners.
    • Gone but not forgotten: 10 operating systems the world left behind 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Windows Vista A to Z 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Microsoft's Windows 7 Vista replacement plan - Computerworld Blogs 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • XP to Windows 7 countdown: Clean install or not? - Computerworld Blogs 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Microsoft sells Windows 7 desktop to advertisers 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Computerworld - Knowledge Centers - Learn about Windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
    • Support Ends for Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]
    • Vista R.I.P. - Computerworld Blogs 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DVD install, but i Vlited my copy & got rid of things i dont need or want(like IE7, windows defender or media center) .
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

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  • Windows Calendar is a new calendar and task application.
  • Windows Photo Gallery, a photo and movie library management application.^ This is a misreading of Windows' confusing Task Manager.
    • R for Windows FAQ 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC cran.r-project.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Must-have Windows utilities for 20 essential tasks From file management to encryption to system-maintenance tools, these handy applications will help you do your job and keep your PC humming.

    ^ You can use the Task Bar or the ALT + TAB key combination (familiar to Windows 3.1 users) to switch between running applications.
    • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It can import from digital cameras, tag and rate individual items, adjust colors and exposure, create and display slideshows (with pan and fade effects) and burn slideshows to DVD.
  • Windows DVD Maker, a companion program to Windows Movie Maker that provides the ability to create video DVDs based on a user's content.^ Ability to create colorful, individual mosaic images.

    ^ Clubhouse Tags: Windows Live , Zune , Movie Maker , Windows , clubhouse , how-to .

    ^ The omission of Windows Movie Maker we understand.
    • Windows Vista Business - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .Users can design a DVD with title, menu, video, soundtrack, pan and zoom motion effects on pictures or slides.
  • Windows Media Center, which was previously exclusively bundled in a separate version of Windows XP, known as Windows XP Media Center Edition, has been incorporated into the Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista.
  • Games and Games Explorer: Games included with Windows have been modified to showcase Vista's graphics capabilities.^ It is a brand new netbook with windows XP home edition install on it .
    • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Games designed for Vista = Good?
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Previous versions of Windows NT included the following elements: .
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    New games are Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans and Purble Place. A new Games Explorer special folder contains shortcuts and information to all games on the user's computer.
  • Windows Mobility Center is a control panel that centralizes the most relevant information related to mobile computing (brightness, sound, battery level / power scheme selection, wireless network, screen orientation, presentation settings, etc.^ So I can’t change options on the control panel etc as I can’t get to it.
    • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Select Start, Settings, Control Panel, and double-click Sounds.

    ^ Select Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click System, and .

    ).
  • .
  • Windows Meeting Space replaces NetMeeting.^ There is no comparison between .Mac or iChat with Windows Meeting Spaces, that's just folly!
    • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Meeting Space .
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

    .Users can share applications (or their entire desktop) with other users on the local network, or over the Internet using peer-to-peer technology (higher versions than Starter and Home Basic can take advantage of hosting capabilities, Starter and Home Basic editions are limited to "join" mode only)
  • Shadow Copy automatically creates daily backup copies of files and folders.^ Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes.
    • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Users can also have their file synchronized with the network copy when they reconnect.
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Disabled Home user: Automatic Networked computer: .
    • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Users can also create "shadow copies" by setting a System Protection Point using the System Protection tab in the System control panel.^ Select Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click System, and .

    ^ I do it this: 2 Step Solution for XP users: Part 1: Go to Control panel -> Performance and Maintenance (cannot be in classic view to see this link) -> Administrator Tools -> Services -> Universal Plug and Play If Universal Plug and Play is set to manual switch to automatic.
    • Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kmwoley.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To access this setting, open the Control Panel and then choose System, Performance, and finally Virtual Memory.

    .The user can be presented multiple versions of a file throughout a limited history and be allowed to restore, delete, or copy those versions.^ The final version of Vista SP1 kills the Kill Switch and adds many under-the-hood improvements -- but on at least one system, file copying is actually slower.

    ^ NT provides an option that allows you to control the amount of disk space allocated for deleted files.

    ^ Are you having difficulty deleting files with names identical or similar to those of DOS devices?

    .This feature is available only in the Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista and is inherited from Windows Server 2003.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BitLocker is only available in the Enterprise and Ultimate editions.
    • Windows Vista Business - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Server 2003 .
    • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

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  • Windows Update: Software and security updates have been simplified,[26] now operating solely via a control panel instead of as a web application.^ For all applications via Windows.
    • R for Windows FAQ 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC cran.r-project.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Windows 95 FAQ This FAQ covers topics such as set-up and installation, communications, basic operations, configuration information, and specific hardware and software issues.

    ^ Security: With the addition of User Account control and the built in Windows Defender (for spyware) Vista is almost bullet proof when run as a standard user.
    • Windows Vista Business - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .Windows Mail's spam filter and Windows Defender's definitions are updated automatically via Windows Update.^ Your "Automatic Updates" service sends information to Microsoft Windows Update server about the present patches and fixes you have already installed.
    • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In these applications, the title is updated after the window is initially drawn- therefore the data the Dialog Filter Editor sees (with the document title) will not work with the Dialog Filter Service.
    • Windows Embedded Standard (NT4e, XPe and beyond) 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Manual and Automatic update via Windows Update web site Requires Cryptographic Services to be running.
    • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Users who choose the recommended setting for Automatic Updates will have the latest drivers installed and available when they add a new device.
  • Parental controls: Allows administrators to control which websites, programs and games each Limited user can use and install.^ Devices with Vista Drivers available for download using Driver Detective .
    • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Need an updated or new driver for an NT device?

    ^ Folks who use Automatic Updates may never know that a new driver is available for their graphics card.
    • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

    .This feature is not included in the Business or Enterprise editions of Vista.
  • Windows SideShow: Enables the auxiliary displays on newer laptops or on supported Windows Mobile devices.^ This should have been a feature included in Windows 95.
    • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows 7 is Vista with important features removed.
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

    .It is meant to be used to display device gadgets while the computer is on or off.
  • Speech recognition is integrated into Vista.^ Download the latest Windows 7 , Vista and XP drivers Access to 15+ million device associated drivers Integrated customer service And Much More!
    • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm happy to see that Mac features I like will be integrated into the OS I use most.
    • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

    [27] .It features a redesigned user interface and configurable command-and-control commands.^ The other user interface is a command shell .
    • Windows Shell Tutorial 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.horstmann.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ It features the standard upload/download of files, a remote file management and a command-line FTP control.
    • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I spend time turning off interface bells and whistles, and just want to be able to remember where I can set my configuration to be user friendly to *me* not to the LINUX coders.
    • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

    .Unlike the Office 2003 version, which works only in Office and WordPad, Speech Recognition in Windows Vista works for any accessible application.^ Version : 2.7 Vista Compatibility : CutePDF works with Vista.
    • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Version : 4.5 Vista Compatibility : SecureFX works with Vista.
    • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Version : 8.0 Vista Compatibility : PerfectDisk works with Vista.
    • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    .In addition, it currently supports several languages: British and American English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) and Japanese.
  • New fonts, including several designed for screen reading, and improved Chinese (Yahei, JhengHei), Japanese (Meiryo) and Korean (Malgun) fonts.^ First, in earlier version only languages which can be displayed using the current codepage were offered so you could install in Japanese unless running Windows in Japanese: this changed in mid-2009 in time for R 2.10.0 Second, only a limited range of languages is supported (but still wider than those for which R has translations), currently Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian and Spanish (Spain).
    • R for Windows FAQ 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC cran.r-project.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With help of The Screen Magnifiers Homepage, Dave Eisler redesigned the magnifier utility that comes with ZoomTools to a new utility specially designed to solve the needs of sight impaired people.
    • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Support for these characters within Rterm depends on the environment (the terminal window and shell, including locale and codepage settings) within which it is run as well as the font used by the terminal window.
    • R for Windows FAQ 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC cran.r-project.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .ClearType has also been enhanced and enabled by default.
  • Improved audio controls allow the system-wide volume or volume of individual audio devices and even individual applications to be controlled separately.^ Notes - You can control the startup applications for separate user accounts by selecting "User" and the account you want to edit.

    ^ Setup can search automatically for all basic system components such as disk drives and controllers, display devices, pointing devices, and keyboards.

    ^ The idea behind kernel mode and its alternative, user mode, is to separate applications from the operating system.
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    .New audio functionalities such as Room Correction, Bass Management, Speaker Fill and Headphone virtualization have also been incorporated.
  • Problem Reports and Solutions, a control panel which allows users to view previously sent problems and any solutions or additional information that is available.
  • Windows System Assessment Tool is a tool used to benchmark system performance.^ This has been available in numerous previous versions of Windows.
    • Logon Windows Vista as Administrator — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows Vista tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC maximumpcguides.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Custom power-management solutions and tools.
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ With Windows 7 Novosco users have experienced improved system performance.

    .Software such as games can retrieve this rating and modify its own behavior at runtime to improve performance.^ The CD-ROM Drive (usually D:, but sometimes E:) is used in multimedia, such as music, presentations, games, libraries and encyclopedias, installing and/or running software.
    • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Optimize Windows XP to improve home, work and gaming performance safely .

    ^ Once I start developing my own gaming software and creating my own games, I'll get right on that.
    • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

    .The benchmark tests CPU, RAM, 2-D and 3-D graphics acceleration, graphics memory and hard disk space.^ GB of free hard disk space .
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ This article describes the technology and tests various upgrade scenarios including disk, graphics, network, and motherboard swaps.
    • Windows XP-Is it for you? 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.uninets.net [Source type: General]

    ^ GB of memory is becoming standard, 2+ GhZ processors are becoming standard, and if you are really sweating over 16-20 GB of hard drive space, a 320GB hard drive is under 60$.
    • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

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  • Windows Ultimate Extras: The Ultimate edition of Windows Vista provides, via Windows Update, access to some additional features.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Cumulative update rollup for Windows Vista .
    • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Windows Vista credential provider architecture .
    • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .These are a collection of additional MUI language packs, Texas Hold 'Em (a Poker game) and Microsoft Tinker (a strategy game where the character is a robot), BitLocker and EFS enhancements which allow users to back up their encryption key online in a Digital Locker, and Windows Dreamscene, which enables the use of videos in MPEG and WMV formats as the desktop background.^ I need to use Windows for gaming...
    • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stephen 29/5/2008 at 3:35 pm I cant believe how badly microsoft has shafted us with vista, the worst aspect of it was the ultimate con, paying an extra £120 for nothing, well saying that i did get a couple of crappy videos for my desktop and texas hold em poker, the fact is i was expecting more, and often.
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Using the Reviewing toolbar in to Purchase Windows Key You security fixes installed microsoft windows vista language pack torrent increase but langua ge able to make these documents not look like for key phrases in different page.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .On April 21, 2008, Microsoft launched two more Ultimate Extras; three new Windows sound schemes, and a content pack for Dreamscene.^ For example, a customer can buy into the Microsoft Open License program by making an initial purchase of just five licenses, such as two licenses for Windows XP and three licenses for Office XP. .
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Extensibility refers to the modular design of Windows NT, which, as described in the next section, allows Microsoft to add new modules to all levels of the operating system.
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ I have primo pdf windows vista commitment for missing and needing more of Web microsoft windows vista problems based company and visya goes mobile microsoft windows vista problems launches change and increase they way.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .Various DreamScene Content Packs have been released since the final version of DreamScene was released.
  • Reliability and Performance Monitor includes various tools for tuning and monitoring system performance and resources activities of CPU, disks, network, memory and other resources.^ When Windows NT starts again, you can monitor disk activity with the Performance Monitor.

    ^ The final version of Vista SP1 kills the Kill Switch and adds many under-the-hood improvements -- but on at least one system, file copying is actually slower.

    ^ The operating system manages the resources of a computer, such as its internal memory, the disk drives, keyboard, monitor screen, mouse, printers, and network connections.
    • Windows Shell Tutorial 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.horstmann.com [Source type: Reference]

    It shows the operations on files, the opened connections, etc.
  • Disk Management: The Logical Disk Manager in Windows Vista supports shrinking and expanding volumes on-the-fly.

Core

.Windows Vista is intended to be a technology-based release, to provide a base to include advanced technologies, many of which are related to how the system functions and thus not readily visible to the user.^ How do I search for files in Windows Vista?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ From 100% PCs, how many run Vista (or Windows in general)?
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ It requires a functional Windows system.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

.An example is the complete restructuring of the architecture of the audio, print, display, and networking subsystems; although the results of this work are visible to software developers, end-users will only see what appear to be evolutionary changes in the user interface.^ As a result we get a "user friendly" interface.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ By using a British company as a partner, this will allow Microsoft to develop a working model that can be used in other countries over time, including the US. That makes them see other possibilities for growth.
  • Sky Broadcasting Teams up with Microsoft and Windows 7 Media Player | Windows 7 News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think this name is due to all those changes in the user interface, that pretend to make it a "vista agradável" (English, "pleasant sight").
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Vista includes technologies such as ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive which employ fast flash memory (located on USB drives and hybrid hard disk drives) to improve system performance by caching commonly used programs and data.^ This procedure will destroy any data on the hard drive.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Caching is a method used by a file system to improve performance.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This protects the operating system and improves its performance.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.This manifests itself in improved battery life on notebook computers as well, since a hybrid drive can be spun down when not in use.^ I have been using computers since the 70's, so I'm not new to this.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ OS X has been also using a preview pane in the finder since OS X 10.0, quicklook goes well behind that as it really allows to view all the document, quickly and effectively.
  • Microsoft Watch - Operating Systems - Cupertino, Start Your Copiers! 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ As the only computers i have used in the last 10 years of my life have been windows, they did the job of my homework and class presentations.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.Another new technology called SuperFetch utilizes machine learning techniques to analyze usage patterns to allow Windows Vista to make intelligent decisions about what content should be present in system memory at any given time.^ Vista is a new, and it will stay new for about another 6 months.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Im on my microsoft windows vista illustrated but to analyze the system and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Vista should be installed on a NEW or recently UPGRADED system.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.It uses almost all the extra RAM as disk cache.^ Ananda 3/12/2008 at 6:36 am I have been using Vista almost all this year without a problem.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Virtual Memory is always in use, even when the memory required by all running processes does not exceed the amount of RAM installed on the system.

^ Hey Guys, I bet you all know that Microsoft uses code from Executive Software for it's Disk Defragmenter.
  • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

.In conjunction with SuperFetch, an automatic built-in Windows Disk Defragmenter makes sure that those applications are strategically positioned on the hard disk where they can be loaded into memory very quickly with the least amount of physical movement of the hard disk’s read-write heads.^ Built-in hard disks are not removable.
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hard Disk Drives may be built into your machine or they may be external.
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NT swaps memory pages to disk when an application needs physical memory.

[30]
.As part of the redesign of the networking architecture, IPv6 has been fully incorporated into the operating system and a number of performance improvements have been introduced, such as TCP window scaling.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ This protects the operating system and improves its performance.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ But is Windows Vista a bad operating system?
  • Windows Vista Business - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Earlier versions of Windows typically needed third-party wireless networking software to work properly, but this is not the case with Vista, which includes more comprehensive wireless networking support.^ Version : 2.7 Vista Compatibility : CutePDF works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Why do you thing that the third party vendor HAVE to support vista?
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Version : 4.5 Vista Compatibility : SecureFX works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

.For graphics, Vista introduces a new Windows Display Driver Model and a major revision to Direct3D.^ Gateway Vista nVidia Display Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Opening a window for new Vista test .
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Longhorn's new name: Windows Vista .
  • Longhorn's new name: Windows Vista | Tech News on ZDNet 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

.The new driver model facilitates the new Desktop Window Manager, which provides the tearing-free desktop and special effects that are the cornerstones of Windows Aero.^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Panorama 32, v1.27 - Shaun Ivory's FREE Wallpaper Manager for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Support for JPEG, GIF and PNG files.
  • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

^ Aero interface stops working without message so flip 3d stops with alt-tab - using the troubleshooting fix sometimes solves it by enabling desktop manager - sometimes it can't - how do you manually enable Windows desktop manager - personalize desktop works but nothing to control the aero interface .
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.Direct3D 10, developed in conjunction with major graphics card manufacturers, is a new architecture with more advanced shader support, and allows the graphics processing unit to render more complex scenes without assistance from the CPU. It features improved load balancing between CPU and GPU and also optimizes data transfer between them.^ Incremental zone transfers and load balancing between servers.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ When a DirectX 10 application runs on a Windows Vista-based computer that has multiple graphics cards, the computer does not use the secondary graphics card .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ My system on the whole should be slower, due to CPU and Graphics card differences .
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

[31] .WDDM also provides video content playback that rivals typical consumer electronics devices.^ As a content provider (or functionality provider, such as O/S or Media-Player), I'd love to be able to lock in consumer dependency on continual support (and support contracts).
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.It does this by making it easy to connect to external monitors, providing for protected HD video playback and increasing overall video playback quality.^ The Windows NT Process Manager works with the Security Reference Monitor and the Virtual Memory Manager to provide interprocess protection.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ But please don't forget to make a backup of all your data on an external source which is NOT connected during uninstall (and at the moment you have to do the format of your harddrive again.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ The new Home Group feature makes it easier for consumers to connect multiple home PCs together to share printers and access files, music, photos and videos.

.For the first time in Windows, graphics processing unit (GPU) multitasking is possible, enabling users to run more than one GPU-intensive application simultaneously.^ The first modem (if you have more than one) will be 0000.

^ Way more programs can run on windows than Macs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ (That’s 10 times more than Windows XP).
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

[32]
.At the core of the operating system, many improvements have been made to the memory manager, process scheduler and I/O scheduler.^ The final version of Vista SP1 kills the Kill Switch and adds many under-the-hood improvements -- but on at least one system, file copying is actually slower.

^ If certain core applications need to be available to users at all times, you can install them along with the operating system.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Without knowing the operating system, many common programming tasks seem tedious or even impossible.
  • Windows Shell Tutorial 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.horstmann.com [Source type: Reference]

.The Heap Manager implements additional features such as integrity checking in order to improve robustness and defend against buffer overflow security exploits, although this comes at the price of breaking backward compatibility with some legacy applications.^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know, the one that had a heap-based buffer overflow error that allowed arbitrary code execution and was a critical remote exploit for close to 7 weeks before MS issued a fix?
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ For more information on testing for compatibility of such programs, see "Application Compatibility," earlier in this paper.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

[33] .A Kernel Transaction Manager has been implemented that enables applications to work with the file system and Registry using atomic transaction operations.^ The operating system data is isolated from applications.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Applications run in user mode; operating systems run in kernel mode.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Must-have Windows utilities for 20 essential tasks From file management to encryption to system-maintenance tools, these handy applications will help you do your job and keep your PC humming.

Security-related

A User Account Control consent dialog, showing an administrator, Alex
.Improved security was a primary design goal for Vista.^ Vista’s primary design specs is to run on intel tech, with MS certified hardware, running…..
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ This dialog completely sums up Vista , it’s design, it’s goals and who it’s catering to: .
  • Why Windows Vista Sucks | The "Break it Down" Blog 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.breakitdownblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft has been merely reactive designs for free working code for microsoft word 2007 for windows vista that users that the goal for the in and pressing all the.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

[6] .Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, which aims to improve public trust in its products, has had a direct effect on its development.^ The students used the latest Microsoft games development technology XNA to create their version of the classic Atari computer game Asteroids.

^ Because Linux follows the ``open development model'', all new versions will be released to the public, whether or not they are considered ``production quality''.
  • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The notes, available at no charge on the Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) site, http://www.documentinteropinitiative.org , will be useful to developers seeking to enhance the interoperability of their solutions with Microsoft products.

.This effort has resulted in a number of new security and safety features.^ Another enhanced feature that this has also introduced new programs microsoft windows vista search index location have unnatural result which over Microsoft Office Word Nikon Capture 3.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ As you've surely noticed, we frequently discuss the Windows 95 PowerToys--a set of tools that adds a number of new features and settings to Windows 95.

^ If new features won't get you to upgrade to Vista, security enhancements should, Windows chief Jim Allchin urges.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.User Account Control, or UAC is perhaps the most significant and visible of these changes.^ The SID never changes, even if the user or group account is renamed.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Notes - You can control the startup applications for separate user accounts by selecting "User" and the account you want to edit.

^ If one user changes these icons, they are changed for ALL users on that computer.

.UAC is a security technology that makes it possible for users to use their computer with fewer privileges by default, with a view to stopping malware from making unauthorized changes to the system.^ Which would make it possible for you to talk about computer security.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ Users of a computer system have the same expectation.
  • Performance Tuning Windows NT 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www2.slac.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From then on, the only setting change you'll have to make is selecting the printer you want to use.

.This was often difficult in previous versions of Windows, as the previous "limited" user accounts proved too restrictive and incompatible with a large proportion of application software, and even prevented some basic operations such as looking at the calendar from the notification tray.^ When will M$ fix some basic problems with Windows?
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Some are even saying that windows 7 is windows mojave..
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows market share slide resumes Microsoft's Windows resumed its usual losing form last month as the operating system's overall usage share dropped even as Windows 7 posted a second straight month of gains, Net Applications said.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.In Windows Vista, when an action is performed that requires administrative rights (such as installing/uninstalling software or making system-wide configuration changes), the user is first prompted for an administrator name and password; in cases where the user is already an administrator, the user is still prompted to confirm the pending privileged action.^ That's especially true when you install software (such as service packs) that makes changes to your system.

^ Say the user name in this case is Public and the password is public.

^ First, make sure Quick View is installed on your system.

.Regular use of the computer such as running programs, printing, or surfing the Internet does not trigger UAC prompts.^ What does it have that justifies such a use of resources?
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ The CD-ROM Drive (usually D:, but sometimes E:) is used in multimedia, such as music, presentations, games, libraries and encyclopedias, installing and/or running software.
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The commant prompt will come up with C:Windowssystem32 to run as an administrator instead of using your personal account path as it would when not running under Administrator.
  • Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kmwoley.com [Source type: General]

.User Account Control asks for credentials in a Secure Desktop mode, in which the entire screen is dimmed, and only the authorization window is active and highlighted.^ User Account Control represents a significant step forward in security on the Windows platform.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Authorization controls user access to resources.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Windows Touch: Controlling the computer by touching the screen is a core Windows 7 user experience.

.The intent is to stop a malicious program misleading the user by interfering with the authorization window, and to hint to the user the importance of the prompt.^ In Calendar for example I can easily change views from computer several times because I several user friendly affordable programs that are microsoft windows vista reviews there.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ In response, P. Howes writes, "The one annoyance with that is every time Windows 95 wants the CD for something, it will prompt the user to enter the correct path.

^ To All End Users With microsoft windows vista program compatibility (because they sure as Log Off I can't return microsoft windows vista program compatibility know that).
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.Testing by Symantec Corporation has proved the effectiveness of UAC. Symantec used over 2,000 active malware samples, consisting of backdoors, keyloggers, rootkits, mass mailers, trojan horses, spyware, adware, and various other samples.^ OS's, i'd say: Number 1 OS is: Ubuntu or SuSE Linux Distribution Number 2 OS is: Macintosh Number 3 OS is: Windows Windows has to many bugs/spyware/adware/malware/viruses/hacks...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ EzMorse is most effectively used with a dual switch where one switch enters a dot and the other, a dash.
  • http://trace.wisc.edu/world/computer_access/win95/win95sha.html 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC trace.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Please… show us the proportion of viruses, adware, spyware, malware, trojans of OSX compared to Vista, XP & Microsoft OS in general.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

.Each was executed on a default Windows Vista installation within a standard user account.^ Created Vista user accounts.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ For most users, Microsoft recommends the Typical Setup, which installs standard options with default settings.

^ It’s such a shame really, and although I’m a very happy Mac User I do use Windows Vista as I think they have done a lot of good things.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

UAC effectively blocked over 50 percent of each threat, excluding rootkits. 5 percent or less of the malware which evaded UAC survived a reboot.
.Internet Explorer 7's new security and safety features include a phishing filter, IDN with anti-spoofing capabilities, and integration with system-wide parental controls.^ It even features parental controls.
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

^ Thesepartners include the following Systems integrators.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Internet Explorer 8 - Home Page - Features - Download Internet Explorer 8 maintains the most web page compatibility of any browser with tabbed browsing, integrated search, crash recovery and an anti-phishing filter.

.For added security, ActiveX controls are disabled by default.^ Clicking on a banner ad - that you're only likely to get on a windows box - that installs an ActiveX control...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ It expands on the capabilities of SBS 2008 by adding greater capacity and the management and security tools you need to easily control a larger IT environment.

^ From the above we can see pretty clearly why ActiveX controls were an enormous security problem in Internet Explorer :) .
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.Also, Internet Explorer operates in a protected mode, which operates with lower permissions than the user and runs in isolation from other applications in the operating system, preventing it from accessing or modifying anything besides the Temporary Internet Files directory.^ The idea behind kernel mode and its alternative, user mode, is to separate applications from the operating system.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This protects the operating system and improves its performance.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This protects the applications from each other and protects the rest of the operating system from the NTVDMs.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

[34] .Microsoft's anti-spyware product, Windows Defender, has been incorporated into Windows, providing protection against malware and other threats.^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Tackling spyware Windows Defender is a built-in anti-spyware tool.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Changes to various system configuration settings (such as new auto-starting applications) are blocked unless the user gives consent.^ It’s impossible to configure a system with default settings that will please all users.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ Use services.msc to manage services '*' denotes that the process cannot be stopped, or changed from 'Automatic' setting Automatic (DS) = Automatic (Delayed Start) .reg scripts for all these configurations are available here This page is updated daily.
  • SpeedyVista.com - Windows Vista Services - Summary/Details Page 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.speedyvista.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you perform a clean installation, the operating system files are installed in a new folder, and you must reinstall all your applications and reset user preferences, such as desktop and application settings.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.Whereas prior releases of Windows supported per-file encryption using Encrypting File System, the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Vista include BitLocker Drive Encryption which can protect entire volumes, notably the operating system volume.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, BitLocker requires approximately a 1.5-gigabyte partition to be permanently unencrypted and to contain system files in order for Windows to boot.^ It requires a functional Windows system.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ System Requirements for Windows 95 .

^ The package leverages the company's imaging, partitioning, and boot manager software in a way that allows you to backup your old system, create a separate partition for the OS if you so desire, and run both your old OS and the new Windows 7 from the same drive.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.In normal circumstances, the only time this partition is accessed is when the computer is booting, or when there is a Windows update that changes files in this area which is a legitimate reason to access this section of the drive.^ There are a few Windows 3.x files here also.
  • SCHAFT MS Windows 9x and NT/XP Files 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.schaft.com [Source type: General]

^ The system time should only be changed by admin level access.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ If the file is already open in a window change to that window .
  • Vim documentation: windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC vimdoc.sourceforge.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The area can be a potential security issue, because a hexadecimal editor (such as dskprobe.exe), or malicious software running with administrator and/or kernel level privileges would be able to write to this "Ghost Partition" and allow a piece of malicious software to compromise the system, or disable the encryption.^ "Privilege Level" tick Run this program as an administrator then click ok.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ You will then get the aforementioned box to allow the program to run at administrator level.
  • Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kmwoley.com [Source type: General]

^ The package leverages the company's imaging, partitioning, and boot manager software in a way that allows you to backup your old system, create a separate partition for the OS if you so desire, and run both your old OS and the new Windows 7 from the same drive.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

.BitLocker can work in conjunction with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) cryptoprocessor (version 1.2) embedded in a computer's motherboard, or with a USB key.^ The EQUAL SIGN key does not work on a USB PC98 keyboard that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ I checked online how to partion a USB drive, because the comment about using Computer Management doesn’t work.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ When you connect a USB multifunction printer device to a Windows Vista-based computer, a second instance of the printer object is created, and the first instance no longer works .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

[35] .However, as with other full disk encryption technologies, BitLocker is vulnerable to a cold boot attack, especially where TPM is used as a key protector without a boot PIN being required too.^ Microsoft downplays Windows BitLocker attack threat Microsoft dismissed recently-disclosed threats to its BitLocker disk-encryption technology as "relatively low risk," noting that attackers not only need physical access to a targeted PC but they must also manipulate it twice.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ If you've ever used the Send To list (right-click the desktop, select Send To, and so on) to send items to a floppy disk or other location, then you know how handy this command is.

^ In general when you use modifier keys, you hold down the modifier key and tap the other key lightly.
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36]
.A variety of other privilege-restriction techniques are also built into Vista.^ They're digital rights management (DRM) features built into Vista at the behest of the entertainment industry.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.An example is the concept of "integrity levels" in user processes, whereby a process with a lower integrity level cannot interact with processes of a higher integrity level and cannot perform DLL–injection to a processes of a higher integrity level.^ The Executive components also rely on the Microkernel for higher levels of abstraction, called Microkernel objects , some of which are exported within user-level application programming interface (API) calls.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The NT user cannot just run any application on the NT server (in order to take advantage of the superior processing power of server hardware).
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My understanding is that if he had logged in as an admin user account to install the software, he wouldn't have gotten so many messages when performing each admin level operation."
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.The security restrictions of Windows services are more fine-grained, so that services (especially those listening on the network) have no ability to interact with parts of the operating system they do not need to.^ I plan no more Windows upgrades.
  • Microsoft Explains Windows Vista Name | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.Obfuscation techniques such as address space layout randomization are used to increase the amount of effort required of malware before successful infiltration of a system.^ Virtual Memory is always in use, even when the memory required by all running processes does not exceed the amount of RAM installed on the system.

^ Windows 95 Setup attempts to install Windows 95 on a computer with an operating system version equivalent to MS-DOS 3.2 only if that version can exceed the 32-MB partition limit (such as COMPAQ® version 3.31) because the operational disk space requirements for Windows 95 can exceed the 32-MB partition limitation.

^ However, the constant indexing of files actually slows down system performance by using a lot of pagefile space and CPU time.

Code Integrity verifies that system binaries haven’t been tampered with by malicious code.
.As part of the redesign of the network stack, Windows Firewall has been upgraded, with new support for filtering both incoming and outgoing traffic.^ Domain controller Domain controller authentication Kerberos authentication (new in Windows Server® 2008) Depending on the configuration of the domain controller, one of these types of certificate is sent as a part of the AS_REP packet.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is also a new Server 2000 with SP3 microsoft windows vista home system requirements anti vvista and firewall is.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ I then posted the new at work however you microsoft windows vista support microsoft windows vista support available on March 19th via the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.Advanced packet filter rules can be created which can grant or deny communications to specific services.^ Windows Vista DHCP Packet Handling Denial of Service Vendor Patch.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

.The 64-bit versions of Vista require that all device drivers be digitally signed, so that the creator of the driver can be identified.^ Lexmark E350 Vista 64-bit Printer Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ASUS ADI 64-bit Audio Device Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lexmark C54x Vista 2008 64-bit Printer Drivers .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[37]

Business

.While much of the focus of Vista's new capabilities has been on the new user interface, security technologies, and improvements to the core operating system, Microsoft is also adding new deployment and maintenance features.^ Microsoft releases the first public beta of its new Windows Vista operating system.
  • Piecing together Windows Vista - CNET News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vista has to be one of Microsoft’s worst Operating Systems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Operating systems come with two different kinds of user interface: .
  • Windows Shell Tutorial 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.horstmann.com [Source type: Reference]

.
  • The Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is the cornerstone of Microsoft's new deployment and packaging system.^ The package leverages the company's imaging, partitioning, and boot manager software in a way that allows you to backup your old system, create a separate partition for the OS if you so desire, and run both your old OS and the new Windows 7 from the same drive.
    • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Extensibility refers to the modular design of Windows NT, which, as described in the next section, allows Microsoft to add new modules to all levels of the operating system.
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ There is also a new Server 2000 with SP3 microsoft windows vista home system requirements anti vvista and firewall is.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .WIM files, which contain a HAL-independent image of Windows Vista, can be maintained and patched without having to rebuild new images.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
    • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How do I search for files in Windows Vista?
    • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Windows Vista includes two new public Windows smart card API calls, SCardWriteCache and SCardReadCache .
    • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Windows Images can be delivered via Systems Management Server or Business Desktop Deployment technologies.^ This system is running the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) window manager.
    • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You cannot create a Windows Vista-based WIM build in Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment .
    • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ I would recommend 1GB of 2008 2135 I'll start microsoft windows vista server windows vista business edition serial keys efficiency though.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .Images can be customized and configured with applications then deployed to corporate client personal computers using little to no touch by a system administrator.^ No operating system is installed on the computer.
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Figure 12 User and computer delegation setting If smart card administrators use the computer, we highly recommend that you disable delegation on the computer.
    • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When the Inbox Setup wizard appears, follow the instructions on the screen for configuring the Microsoft Exchange client on your computer.

    .ImageX is the Microsoft tool used to create and customize images.
  • Windows Deployment Services replaces Remote Installation Services for deploying Vista and prior versions of Windows.
  • Approximately 700 new Group Policy settings have been added, covering most aspects of the new features in the operating system, as well as significantly expanding the configurability of wireless networks, removable storage devices, and user desktop experience.^ Vista has to be one of Microsoft’s worst Operating Systems.
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
    • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It also includes the new had microsoft windows vista sidebar gadigets do was turn.
    • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

    .Vista also introduced an XML based format (ADMX) to display registry-based policy settings, making it easier to manage networks that span geographic locations and different languages.^ Base CSP local policy settings .
    • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Administrative Templates (registry-based policy).
    • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Error message when you run the NetProj.exe utility on a Windows Vista-based computer to connect to a network projector: "The network projector is unable to display your desktop at the current screen resolution."
    • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    [38]
  • .
  • Services for UNIX has been renamed "Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications," and is included with the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Vista.^ This also includes graphics-based applications since X-server software is standard issue on all UNIX operating systems.
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ HP laptop with 4 gig ram and vista ultimate home edition and runs slower than my 2004 HP laptop with xp.
    • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft has now published a list of programs compatible with Windows Vista in their knowledge base, KB933305: Applications that have earned the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo or the "Works with Windows Vista" logo .
    • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

    Network File System (NFS) client support is also included.
  • Multilingual User Interface–Unlike previous versions of Windows which required language packs to be loaded to provide local language support, Windows Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions support the ability to dynamically change languages based on the logged on user's preference.
  • Wireless Projector support

Developer

.Windows Vista includes a large number of new application programming interfaces.^ It also includes the new had microsoft windows vista sidebar gadigets do was turn.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Your application works on Vista -- will it work on Windows 7?
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Vista Defrag Interface is a shame .
  • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

.Chief among them is the inclusion of version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, which consists of a class library and Common Language Runtime and OS/2 environment just like its NT predecessors.^ They want to run the OS but find it alot easier to just complain like the masses.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ OS is like trying to screw a twin turbo system onto a bloody standard mini cooper, wake up people it just wont work.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Would you like MS to just go back to selling the very first version of Windows that was released back in the eighties that didnt have ANYTHING in it.
  • Vista Codec Package Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC fileforum.betanews.com [Source type: General]

Version 3.0 includes four new major components:[39]
.
  • Windows Presentation Foundation is a user interface subsystem and framework based vector graphics, which makes use of 3D computer graphics hardware and Direct3D technologies.^ The graphical user interface for Linux (and Unix in general) is X Windows.
    • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please review the software support on a computer that is running non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software on the Knowledge Base Articles.

    ^ Figure 12 User and computer delegation setting If smart card administrators use the computer, we highly recommend that you disable delegation on the computer.
    • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It provides the foundation for building applications and blending together application UI, documents, and media content.^ As a content provider (or functionality provider, such as O/S or Media-Player), I'd love to be able to lock in consumer dependency on continual support (and support contracts).
    • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

    .It is the successor to Windows Forms.
  • Windows Communication Foundation is a service-oriented messaging subsystem which enables applications and systems to interoperate locally or remotely using Web services.
  • Windows Workflow Foundation provides task automation and integrated transactions using workflows.^ Applications communicate with environment subsystems by using the LPC facility.
    • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Disabled Automatic if using this service .
    • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Windows market share slide resumes Microsoft's Windows resumed its usual losing form last month as the operating system's overall usage share dropped even as Windows 7 posted a second straight month of gains, Net Applications said.
    • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

    It is the programming model, engine and tools for building workflow-enabled applications on Windows.
  • Windows CardSpace is a component which securely stores digital identities of a person, and provides a unified interface for choosing the identity for a particular transaction, such as logging into a website.
.These technologies are also available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to facilitate their introduction to and usage by developers and end users.^ Windows Server 2003 .
  • ActiveWin.com - The Most Activated Windows Resource 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.activewin.com [Source type: General]

^ Please windows XP users, try it!
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Train the users on Windows XP Professional.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.There are also significant new development APIs in the core of the operating system, notably the completely re-architected audio, networking, print, and video interfaces, major changes to the security infrastructure, improvements to the deployment and installation of applications ("ClickOnce" and Windows Installer 4.0) , new device driver development model ("Windows Driver Foundation") , Transactional NTFS, mobile computing API advancements (power management, Tablet PC Ink support, SideShow) and major updates to (or complete replacements of) many core subsystems such as Winlogon and CAPI.^ (R) 82801 core devices Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Network to uninstall any unnecessary Windows NT device drivers.
  • Performance Tuning Windows NT 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www2.slac.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GDI is also the display driver's connection to the operating system and to the applications it supports.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.There are some issues for software developers using some of the graphics APIs in Vista.^ Most of my programs and games do run fine on Vista after some treaking here and there.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ Version : 2.3 Vista Compatibility : Adobe Creative Suite works with Vista but there are issues with installing updates.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ (I’m a software architect that uses M$ products daily, including XPe, so I do have some idea what I’m talking about.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.Games or programs which are built solely on the Windows Vista-exclusive version of DirectX, version 10, cannot work on prior versions of Windows, as DirectX 10 is not available for previous Windows versions.^ Version : 2.7 Vista Compatibility : CutePDF works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Version : 4.5 Vista Compatibility : SecureFX works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Version : 8.0 Vista Compatibility : PerfectDisk works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

.Also, games which require the features of D3D9Ex, the updated implementation of DirectX 9 in Windows Vista are also incompatible with previous Windows versions.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Cumulative update rollup for Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This game uses an old version of StarForce protection, currently incompatible with Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

[40] .According to a Microsoft blog, there are three choices for OpenGL implementation on Vista.^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ There is no reason why they can't get similar OpenGL performance in Vista compared to XP. It's not an integral part of the OS like DirectX is.
  • Windows Vista Tweaks/Performance FAQ Thread *LONG* - AnandTech Forums 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: General]

^ There is also a new Server 2000 with SP3 microsoft windows vista home system requirements anti vvista and firewall is.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.An application can use the default implementation, which translates OpenGL calls into the Direct3D API and is frozen at OpenGL version 1.4, or an application can use an Installable Client Driver (ICD) , which comes in two flavors: legacy and Vista-compatible.^ Version : 2.7 Vista Compatibility : CutePDF works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Version : 4.5 Vista Compatibility : SecureFX works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ Version : 8.0 Vista Compatibility : PerfectDisk works with Vista.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

.A legacy ICD disables the Desktop Window Manager, a Vista-compatible ICD takes advantage of a new API, and is fully compatible with the Desktop Window Manager.^ Longhorn's new name: Windows Vista .
  • Longhorn's new name: Windows Vista | Tech News on ZDNet 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC news.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even if you never write code that takes advantage of the native APIs, you?ll want to understand what the Win32 wrappers are doing.?
  • InformIT: Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.informit.com [Source type: Reference]

[41] .At least two primary vendors, ATI and NVIDIA provided full Vista-compatible ICDs.^ Microsoft® continuously improves Windows Vista® by providing ongoing updates while working with software and hardware vendors to deliver application compatibility and device driver improvements.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This webcast dives deep into compatibility challenges and provides guidelines for achieving the "Works with Windows Vista" logo certification.
  • msdev: Windows OS Training Courses 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.msdev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Vista I spent at least two full days trying to get everything working, and it never did.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

[42] .However, hardware overlay is not supported, because it is considered as an obsolete feature in Vista.^ I then posted the new at work however you microsoft windows vista support microsoft windows vista support available on March 19th via the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ In addition weve seen growing Apache microsoft windows vista mui CTP has not been tested with Apache however Windows features like microsoft windows vista mui Directory could put in some of.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft put all those functionality-crippling features into Vista because it wants to own the entertainment industry.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.ATI and NVIDIA strongly recommend using compositing desktop/Framebuffer Objects for same functionality.^ So you can't mix an Ati and nvidia card, but you can use a GF7 and GF4 together, for instance.
  • Windows Vista Tweaks/Performance FAQ Thread *LONG* - AnandTech Forums 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC forums.anandtech.com [Source type: General]

^ All of the functions for selecting files and using the right mouse button to rename, copy, or delete files works the same in the Windows Explorer as it does in My Computer .
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In general, we recommend that you run Windows NT Explorer and then use the right mouse button to drag an icon to the desktop.

[43]

Removed features

.Some notable Windows XP features and components have been replaced or removed in Windows Vista, including Windows Messenger, NTBackup, the network Messenger Service, HyperTerminal, MSN Explorer, Active Desktop, and the replacement of NetMeeting with Windows Meeting Space.^ This service is not related to Windows Messenger.
  • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think Windows Vista is XP on roids.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Media Player requires this service for some of its features to function.
  • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Windows Vista also does not include the Windows XP "Luna" visual theme, or most of the classic color schemes which have been part of Windows since the Windows 3.x era.^ Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 .
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Download the latest Windows 7 , Vista and XP drivers Access to 15+ million device associated drivers Integrated customer service And Much More!
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.The "Hardware profiles" startup feature has also been removed, along with support for older motherboard technologies like the EISA bus, APM and Game port support (though on the 32-bit version game port support can be enabled by applying an older driver).^ Issues : The following features are not supported by the iPrint client for Vista: Printer driver profiles, iPrint Client Management, User printers, DOS box printing, iCapture,Auto-update of the client, Sharing credentials with the Novell Client.
  • Windows Vista - Application Compatibility Issues 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kb.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

^ As a result Enable Ireland, with support from Microsoft, has created Ireland’s first National Assistive Technology Training Centre.

^ Project5 Version 2.5, Rapture 1.1, Z3TA+ 1.5 (32 & 64 bit) Propellerheads Reason 3.0.4, 4.0 Razer Barracuda AC-1 Driver v2.10b Currently 32 Bit only!
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

[44] .IP over FireWire (TCP/IP over IEEE 1394) has been removed as well.^ There is an established, well tested way of doing SMB over TCP/IP described in publicly available RFC 1001 and RFC 1002 documents.
  • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[45] .The IPX/SPX Protocol has also been removed, although it can be enabled by a third-party plug-in.^ IPX/SPX-compatible protocol .

^ The creation of a desktop search bar has widely been credited to Google, although it too has existed in third party apps for the longest time.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ TCP/IP, IPv6, NFS, SMB, IPX/SPX, NCP Server (NetWare Server), AppleTalk, plus many other protocols .
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46]

Editions

.Windows Vista ships in eight editions.^ With Publisher 2003 it's easier will have high quality microsoft windows vista military edition what I STILL recommend for.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Windows® 7, Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2008 and 2008 R2 Server, 2003 Server, 2000 in 32 bit or 64 bit Editions.
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Facebook how microsoft windows vista starter edition a lot of vizta that partnership one of the people communicate and windows xp to windows vista animations at.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

[47] .These are roughly divided into two target markets, consumer and business, with editions varying to cater for specific sub-markets.^ Windows NT 4.0 architecture is divided into two main sections: user mode and kernel mode : .
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ These reports contain very specific formatting, layout, calculations, graphics, and data content from various Microsoft CRM related areas, more than two levels of data relationships.

^ X Windows is divided into two subsystems consisting of a server and a client and you are free to change either of these as your want.
  • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

For consumers, there are four editions, with three available for developed countries. .Windows Vista Starter edition is limited to emerging markets.^ With Publisher 2003 it's easier will have high quality microsoft windows vista military edition what I STILL recommend for.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Windows® 7, Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2008 and 2008 R2 Server, 2003 Server, 2000 in 32 bit or 64 bit Editions.
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I hope we microsoft windows vista resource manual close Product Architecture SQL Server operating system market and over Microsoft was ordered to reveal.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.Windows Vista Home Basic is intended for budget users with low needs.^ It’s such a shame really, and although I’m a very happy Mac User I do use Windows Vista as I think they have done a lot of good things.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ SRXN3205 100EUS Pro Safe Router issue when users have performed this microsoft windows vista logo your help would update for ;ogo other users.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ If you've ever tried to the program you will find an excellent mixrosoft microsoft windows vista home system requirements tool.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.Windows Vista Home Premium covers the majority of the consumer market, and contains applications for creating and using multimedia.^ Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Using a Windows 95 Application .
  • Web by Design: Introduction To Windows 95 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.iupui.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft windows vista home premium download .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.The home editions cannot join a Windows Server domain.^ When you try to remotely administer a DHCP server from a Windows Vista-based computer, you cannot find the DHCP scopes .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Domain controller Domain controller authentication Kerberos authentication (new in Windows Server® 2008) Depending on the configuration of the domain controller, one of these types of certificate is sent as a part of the AS_REP packet.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is also a new Server 2000 with SP3 microsoft windows vista home system requirements anti vvista and firewall is.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

For businesses, there are three editions. .Windows Vista Business is specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses,[48] while Windows Vista Enterprise[49] is only available to customers participating in Microsoft's Software Assurance program.^ The reasons microsoft windows vista logo this are.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.Windows Vista Ultimate contains the complete feature-set of both the Home and Business (combination of both Home Premium and Enterprise) editions, as well as a set of Windows Ultimate Extras, and is aimed at enthusiasts.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft windows vista home premium download .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.All editions except Windows Vista Starter support both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) processor architectures.^ This article is comparing windows XP 32 bit to Vista and windows 7 64 bit.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yukon Vista x64 (64-bit) Network Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the European Union, Home Basic N and Business N versions are also available.^ Avast Avast Home and Professional v4.7.942(32/64-bit) Avira AntiVir v9.0.0 (32/64-bit) - NOTE : Free Version updates available .
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ I have been using Windows vista business, home basic and home premium and I have not had any major problems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.These come without Windows Media Player, due to EU sanctions brought against Microsoft for violating anti-trust laws.^ Windows Media Player 12 .
  • Windows Vista | Windows 7 News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Windows 7 News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Windows 7 Release Date | Windows 7 News 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Windows Media Player 11...
  • Free Downloads Encyclopedia - Softpedia 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows Media Player 11 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

Similar sanctions exist in South Korea.

Visual styles

A comparison of the four visual styles included in Windows Vista.
.Windows Vista has four distinct visual styles.^ The toll free number is under free download of visual styles windows vista themes PHP license to.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ I’ve got XP Sp3 but, patched with Win7 /Vista type programs that simulate Aero, Expose and visual styles.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows Vista sucks, here’s four reasons why: 1.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

[50][51]
Windows Aero
Vista's premier visual style, .Windows Aero, is built on a new desktop composition engine called Desktop Window Manager.^ Windows Vista includes two new public Windows smart card API calls, SCardWriteCache and SCardReadCache .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft is focusing more on the so-called great new Windows 7 OS because they know that Vista is no good.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ The Window Manager calls these APIs, but user-mode applications can call them directly.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.Windows Aero introduces support for 3D graphics (Windows Flip 3D), translucency effects (Glass), live thumbnails, window animations, and other visual effects, and is intended for mainstream and high-end video cards.^ Aero interface stops working without message so flip 3d stops with alt-tab - using the troubleshooting fix sometimes solves it by enabling desktop manager - sometimes it can't - how do you manually enable Windows desktop manager - personalize desktop works but nothing to control the aero interface .
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ The main reason for changing an X server is to gain better speed and better support for your video cards and monitors.
  • Replacing Windows NT Server with Linux 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC citnews.unl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now Microsofts set to introduce Windows Vista, their first 3D operating system.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

.To enable these features, the contents of every open window are stored in video memory to facilitate tearing-free movement of windows.^ However, there is a work-around: You can open each drive's contents in a separate Explorer window.

^ Do you have some open windows whose contents you'd like to view side by side?

^ BranchCache: Delivered jointly by Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2, this feature enables IT pros to decrease time branch office users spend waiting to download files from remote servers by caching the previously accessed content locally in a branch’s network.

.As such, Windows Aero has significantly higher hardware requirements than its predecessors.^ Right now the best alternative to Windows Vista is its predecessor Windows XP. The reality is that you can do everything promised by Windows Vista in Windows XP today with less hassle and in most cases faster than you could in Windows Vista on the same hardware.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ Table 1 shows the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for installing Windows XP Professional.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Vista requires higher end hardware and software updates that make the environment more secure – this is a good thing.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.The minimum requirement is for 128 MB of graphics memory, depending on resolution used.^ The full custom installation requires a minimum of 19 MB. A compact installation requires 10 MB of disk space.

^ This change was designed to speed up graphics calls and reduce the memory requirements of interprocess communication.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ People as a hole really only use the minimum requirements of their Pc, mac or whatever you use.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

[52] .Windows Aero (including Windows Flip 3D) is not included in the Starter and Home Basic editions.^ Aero interface stops working without message so flip 3d stops with alt-tab - using the troubleshooting fix sometimes solves it by enabling desktop manager - sometimes it can't - how do you manually enable Windows desktop manager - personalize desktop works but nothing to control the aero interface .
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Java maple sets theme to windows basic, classic maple works fine with aero.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows® 7, Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2008 and 2008 R2 Server, 2003 Server, 2000 in 32 bit or 64 bit Editions.
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Windows Vista Standard
This style is a variation of Windows Aero without the glass effects, window animations, and other advanced graphical effects such as Windows Flip 3D..[53] Like Windows Aero, it uses the Desktop Window Manager, and has generally the same video hardware requirements as Windows Aero.^ It is implemented by the same component as Window Manager.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Let's suppose you would like to open Word using Ctrl-Alt-W. First place a shortcut to Word on your desktop.

^ "Last night I upgraded my Vista desktop machine to Windows XP, and this afternoon I will be doing the same to my laptop," Sean Hederman , Coding Sanity blog.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.This visual style is included with Home Basic edition only as a "cheap" replacement of Windows Aero style.^ Same thing that happened with Windows ME (replace Millennium Edition for Multiple Errors) Over 4 months on the thread and there is still no "replacement article" like Dave said.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ The toll free number is under free download of visual styles windows vista themes PHP license to.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Java maple sets theme to windows basic, classic maple works fine with aero.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

Windows Vista Basic
This style has aspects that are similar to Windows XP's ".Luna" visual style with the addition of subtle animations such as those found on progress bars.^ You can specify that only of the best additions to use and those styles cannot.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.It does not employ the Desktop Window Manager, as such, it does not feature transparency or translucency, window animation, Windows Flip 3D or any of the functions provided by the DWM. The Basic mode does not require the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) for display drivers, and has similar video card requirements to Windows XP. For computers with video cards that are not powerful enough to support Windows Aero, this is the default graphics mode.^ Matrox 3.00.02.005 WDDM M Graphics Card Drivers .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While it does use more then Windows XP it also uses them in a entirely new way.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ New Windows 95 Setup Features .

.Prior to Service Pack 1, a machine that failed Windows Genuine Advantage validation would also default to this visual style.^ I chose not to get Xp till service pack 2 had come out and would say the same to any one who wants to get vista not to get it till Service pack 2 is out on vista.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ The toll free number is under free download of visual styles windows vista themes PHP license to.
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^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

[54]
Windows Standard
The Windows Standard (or Windows Classic) visual style is similar to that of .Windows 2000 and Microsoft's Windows Server line of operating systems.^ You can also use Microsoft Services for NetWare on Windows 2000 Server.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.It does not use the Desktop Window Manager, and does not require a WDDM driver.^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
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^ Aero interface stops working without message so flip 3d stops with alt-tab - using the troubleshooting fix sometimes solves it by enabling desktop manager - sometimes it can't - how do you manually enable Windows desktop manager - personalize desktop works but nothing to control the aero interface .
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that dragging a folder to the desktop using Windows NT Explorer has no particular advantage over just dragging it to the desktop.

.As with previous versions of Windows, this visual style supports color schemes, which are collections of color settings.^ Apple misses Boot Camp update deadline Apple has less than 24 hours to meet a self-imposed deadline to produce a version of its Boot Camp software that supports Windows 7.
  • Continuing Coverage: Microsoft Windows 7 -- Vista Reloaded 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ These versions include the 2000 microsoft windows vista logo simple toggle microsoft windows vista logo microsoft windows vista logo aspects of copyleft set which Thank you Block Diagram.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Just recount the versions of Win95s, and the Win98s, and (problematic is not enough as an adjective) WinME. Multiple Windows versions to correct bugs in the previous ones that were released to correct previous bugs.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.Windows Vista includes six color schemes: four high-contrast color schemes and the default color schemes from Windows 95/Windows 98 (titled "Windows Classic") and Windows 2000/Windows Me (titled "Windows Standard").^ Windows 95- or Windows 98-based Applications .
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Hey it just does toast microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets can select get used it microsoft windows vista sidebar gadgets I ever use microsoft excel for windows 98 there are is emphasis on collaborative tools Photoshop.
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^ Windows Vista includes two new public Windows smart card API calls, SCardWriteCache and SCardReadCache .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]

Hardware requirements

.Computers capable of running Windows Vista are classified as Vista Capable and Vista Premium Ready.^ Let’s asume you have a Windows Vista computer running.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ I am running on Vista Home premium.
  • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

^ Is your computer running XP or Vista?
  • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

[55] .A Vista Capable or equivalent PC is capable of running all editions of Windows Vista although some of the special features and high-end graphics options may require additional or more advanced hardware.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Certificate requirements for Windows Vista .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Media Player requires this service for some of its features to function.
  • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A Vista Premium Ready PC can take advantage of Vista's high-end features.^ Stay tuned for updates to cuts microsoft windows vista restore system forget it update feature in Windows XP. This is a product only end at simple email.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Since its brand new, there are relatively few applications that take advantage of Vista’s new capabilities.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

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[56]
.Windows Vista's Basic and Classic interfaces work with virtually any graphics hardware that supports Windows XP or 2000; accordingly, most discussion around Vista's graphics requirements centers on those for the Windows Aero interface.^ Java maple sets theme to windows basic, classic maple works fine with aero.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows 2000, XP .
  • Windows 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

.As of Windows Vista Beta 2, the NVIDIA GeForce 6 series and later, the ATI Radeon 9500 and later, Intel's GMA 950 and later integrated graphics, and a handful of VIA chipsets and S3 Graphics discrete chips are supported.^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HP nVidia GeForce Graphics Drivers .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nvidia Graphics Geforce 7050 Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although originally supported, the GeForce FX 5 series has been dropped from newer drivers from NVIDIA. The last driver from NVIDIA to support the GeForce FX series on Vista was 96.85.[57][58] Microsoft offers a tool called the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor[56] to assist Windows XP and Vista users in determining what versions of Windows their machine is capable of running.^ Sager nVidia Geforce Video Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acer nVidia GeForce VGA Driver .
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you are microsoft windows vista purchase with of Windows XP PRo and.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium oem — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.Although the installation media included in retail packages is a 32-bit DVD, customers needing a CD-ROM or customers who wish for a 64-bit install media are able to acquire this media through the Windows Vista Alternate Media program.^ This article is comparing windows XP 32 bit to Vista and windows 7 64 bit.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ After 6 months, i did clean install of vista ultimate 64 bit.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ July 30, 2009 at 9:38 pm On the 32-bit installation media for Vista or Windows 7.
  • Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC kmwoley.com [Source type: General]

[59] .The Ultimate edition includes both 32-bit and 64-bit media.^ Worked in Vista Ultimate 64 bits.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ The leaked build is for the "Ultimate" version, but 32-bit only; not 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Su modelo de memoria lineal de 32 bits elimina los segmentos de memoria de 64 KB y la barrera de 640 KB de MS-DOS .
  • Introducción a Windows NT Server - Monografias.com 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.monografias.com [Source type: General]

[60] .The digitally downloaded version of Ultimate includes only one version, either 32-bit or 64-bit, from Windows Marketplace.^ This article is comparing windows XP 32 bit to Vista and windows 7 64 bit.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Many Microsoft APIs also run only on 32-bit Windows.
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows 2008 64-bit .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

Windows Vista system requirements[52]
Vista Capable Vista Premium Ready
Processor 800 MHz[61] 1 GHz
Memory 512 MB 1 GB
Graphics card DirectX 9.0 capable DirectX 9.0 capable and WDDM 1.0 driver support
Graphics memory 32 MB 128 MB
HDD capacity 20 GB 40 GB
HDD free space 15 GB
Other drives DVD-ROM

Service packs

.Microsoft occasionally releases service packs for its Windows operating systems to fix bugs and add new features.^ Service Pack 4 contains all the upgrades and bug fixes in previous Service Packs.

^ New Windows 95 Setup Features .

^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

Service Pack 1

.Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released for sale on February 4, 2008, alongside Windows Server 2008 to OEM partners, it was a five-month beta test period.^ The Windows 7 testing period is now over with the Windows 7 RTM released in July (Screenshots) .
  • Windows 7 Release Date | Windows 7 News 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U don’t need Windows Server Service Pack 1.
  • Roderick van Domburg's Cache » Installing Windows XP from USB 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC www.vandomburg.net [Source type: General]

^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.The initial deployment of the service pack caused a number of machines to continually reboot, rendering the machines unusable.^ Filed under Microsoft Update Reboot will include updates for the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 including service packs optional updates and critical or.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Locating your Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack number .

^ The original  version of Windows 95 is 4.00.950; the letter "a" after this number indicates that the original version of Windows 95 was installed and then updated with Service Pack 1 or OEM Service Release 1; the letter "b" indicates Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2; and a "c" indicates OEM Service Release 2.5.

[62] .This caused Microsoft to temporarily suspend automatic deployment of the service pack until the problem was resolved.^ To correct the problem, reinstall Service Pack 3.

^ Microsoft hasnt determined Anytime Upgrade pricing yet, as the service wont be launched until January 2007, so we wont know the exact amount until then.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.The synchronized release date of the two operating systems reflected the merging of the workstation and server kernels back into a single code base for the first time since Windows 2000.^ Windows has been secure since Windows 2000.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows has been secure since Windows > 2000.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.MSDN subscribers were able to download SP1 on February 15, 2008. SP1 became available to current Windows Vista users on Windows Update and the Download Center on March 18, 2008.[63][64][65] Initially, the service pack only supported 5 languages - English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.^ SP1 has been so far the best update for Vista.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

Support for the remaining 31 languages was released on April 14, 2008.[66]
.A whitepaper published by Microsoft near the end of August 2007 outlined the scope and intent of the service pack, identifying three major areas of improvement: reliability and performance, administration experience, and support for newer hardware and standards.^ Please review the software support on a computer that is running non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software on the Knowledge Base Articles.

^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ With LCS microsoft windows vista service pack relied on path to your installed path AssumptionsI assume that you have.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.One area of particular note is performance.^ One of the import failures encountered was that it can't resolve the Contact Lookup of a particular Note record's Regarding field.

.Areas of improvement include file copy operations, hibernation, logging off on domain-joined machines, JavaScript parsing in Internet Explorer, network file share browsing,[64] Windows Explorer ZIP file handling,[67] and Windows Disk Defragmenter.^ It just logs off when i press hibernate.
  • Fixing Hibernate Problems in Windows Vista — TechWhimsy 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC techwhimsy.com [Source type: General]

^ Also the Internet explorer in Windows is poor ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Domain join for Windows Server .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Preview: Features and Overview 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.firingsquad.com [Source type: General]

[68] The ability to choose individual drives to defragment is being reintroduced as well.[64]
.Service Pack 1 introduced support for some new hardware and software standards, notably the exFAT file system,[64] 802.11n wireless networking,[69] IPv6 over VPN connections,[69] and the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol.^ Network services provide additional networking support.

^ Supports UNIX Networking services.
  • Windows XP Services - By Gene Goldring 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC www.beemerworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have 802.11n Wireless built in.
  • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

.Booting a system using Extensible Firmware Interface on x64 systems was also introduced;[64] this feature had originally been slated for the initial release of Vista but was delayed due to a lack of compatible hardware at the time.^ The system automatically restarts when you try to encrypt files or to decrypt files by using EFS on a computer that is running Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ I think this name is due to all those changes in the user interface, that pretend to make it a "vista agradável" (English, "pleasant sight").
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A lot of the features touted in the OS were promised from late 2003, but because of the delays in development and Apples close watch of PDC 2003 they were able to bring some of Vista's features to market quicker with the release of Tiger.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.Two areas have seen changes in SP1 that have come as the result of concerns from software vendors.^ When using the same on vista sp1, i have dropout errors, this is not due to poor software setup, it can only come down to the Op systems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.One of these is desktop search; users will be able to change the default desktop search program to one provided by a third party instead of the Microsoft desktop search program that comes with Windows Vista, and desktop search programs will be able to seamlessly tie in their services into the operating system.^ Windows Vista file search sucks!
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Vista has to be one of Microsoft’s worst Operating Systems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ If one user changes these icons, they are changed for ALL users on that computer.

[65] .These changes come in part due to complaints from Google, whose Google Desktop Search application was hindered by the presence of Vista's built-in desktop search.^ So, has anyone tried Google Desktop Search?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ WHY does Vista DO A COMPLETE re-search when all I did was change a sort direction????
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Some later keystrokes are interpreted as part of the previous keyboard shortcut in the Terminal Services session of a Remote Desktop window on a Windows Vista-based computer .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.In June 2007, Google claimed that the changes being introduced for SP1 "are a step in the right direction, but they should be improved further to give consumers greater access to alternate desktop search providers".[70] The other area of note is a set of new security APIs being introduced for the benefit of antivirus software that currently relies on the unsupported practice of patching the kernel (see Kernel Patch Protection).^ So, has anyone tried Google Desktop Search?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ They should be able to do that at will, and settings should follow the user.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ You can annotate any Help topic.  Assuming you've already opened the topic to which you'd like to add some notes, right-click a blank area of its window and select Annotate.

[71][72]
.An update to DirectX 10, named DirectX 10.1,[64] marked mandatory several features which were previously optional in Direct3D 10 hardware.^ PowerDNS has released an update to its high performance DNS server software, which addresses several critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to redirect traffic for a domain name ...
  • Free Downloads Encyclopedia - Softpedia 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Damn NFO Viewer 2.10.0032 RC3 FastPictureViewer 1.0 (32 and 64-bit) Fast image viewer with XMP / IPTC CORE / Vista rating and optional DirectX acceleration.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

Graphics cards will be required to support DirectX 10.1.[73] SP1 includes a kernel (6001) that matches the version shipped with Windows Server 2008.
.The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) was replaced by the Group Policy Object Editor.^ Security in Group Policy complements existing system security tools, such as the Security tab on the Properties page of an object, file, or folder, and Local Users and Groups in Computer Management.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ You can define a security configuration within a Group Policy Object.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Domain-based Group Policy processing requires that the User and/or Computer objects be located in Active Directory.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.An updated downloadable version of the Group Policy Management Console was released soon after the service pack.^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ VSE Management Software Installation and Update Guide Version A.03.00.00 .
  • Windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Windows 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Using the Reviewing toolbar in microsoft windows vista service pack 1 Simple Stuff microsoft windows vista service pack 1 those Suite which microsoft windows vista service pack 1 new versions XP Home released three years ago microsoft windows vista service pack 1 microsoft windows vista service pack 1 Service Pack reduce disk access speed degradation.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.SP1 enables support for hotpatching, a reboot-reduction servicing technology designed to maximize uptime.^ As a result Enable Ireland, with support from Microsoft, has created Ireland’s first National Assistive Technology Training Centre.

^ With over 70% of AT being discarded due to a lack of training, Enable Ireland’s services are helping to bring the full benefits of the technology to the people who need it.

^ All n all it was microsoft windows vista malware patches "opt in" or "enable" support warranty claims design changes love it.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

.It works by allowing Windows components to be updated (or "patched") while they are still in use by a running process.^ WORK when I use them on windows.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By using a British company as a partner, this will allow Microsoft to develop a working model that can be used in other countries over time, including the US. That makes them see other possibilities for growth.
  • Sky Broadcasting Teams up with Microsoft and Windows 7 Media Player | Windows 7 News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can use this vulnerability report to ensure that you are aware of all vulnerabilities, both patched and unpatched, affecting this product allowing you to take the necessary precautions.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

.Hotpatch-enabled update packages are installed via the same methods as traditional update packages, and will not trigger a system reboot.^ Filed under Microsoft Update Reboot will include updates for the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 including service packs optional updates and critical or.
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Steinberg Cubase SX3 and Nuendo 3 - after installing and rebooting the system does not let to use the phantom USB drive, which causes the total failure of the program start.
  • Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List - IeXwiki 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.iexbeta.com [Source type: General]

^ That's what it takes me to format my hole system and get all the software and drivers installed, also i cant imagine somebody who edits in Avid and doesn't update his drivers regularly.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

[74]

Service Pack 2

.Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista was released to manufacturing on April 28, 2009,[75] and released to Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update on May 26, 2009.[76] In addition to a number of security and other fixes, a number of new features have been added.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft CRM 7/28/2009 .

However, it did not include Internet Explorer 8:[77][78]
  • Windows Search 4.0 (currently available for SP1 systems as a standalone update)
  • Feature Pack for Wireless adds support for Bluetooth 2.1
  • Windows Feature Pack for Storage enables the data recording onto Blu-ray media
  • Windows Connect Now (WCN) to simplify Wi-Fi configuration
  • Improved support for resuming with active Wi-Fi connections
  • Enables the exFAT file system to support UTC timestamps, which allows correct file synchronisation across time zones
  • Support for ICCD/CCID smart cards
  • Support for VIA 64-bit CPUs
  • Improves audio and video performance for streaming high-definition content
  • Improves Windows Media Center (WMC) in content protection for TV[79]
  • Provides an improved power management policy that is up to 10% more efficient than the original in some configurations
.Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 share a single service pack binary, reflecting the fact that their code bases were joined with the release of Server 2008.[77] Service Pack 2 is not a cumulative update meaning that Service Pack 1 must be installed first.^ The OS microsoft windows xp registry update incorporates microsoft windows vista service pack 2 .
  • Microsoft windows vista home premium download — Download OEM Software. 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC solarbus.org [Source type: General]

^ Service Pack 2 beta was released on December 4.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Service Packs and hotfixes applied to servers.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

Platform Update

.The Platform Update for Windows Vista was released on October 27, 2009. It includes major new components that shipped with Windows 7, as well as updated runtime libraries.^ Cumulative update rollup for Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Cumulative update rollup for USB core components in Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Windows Sidebar Protection update for Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

[80][81] .It requires Service Pack 2 of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 and is on Windows Update as a Recommended download.^ Service Packs and hotfixes applied to servers.
  • Deploying Windows XP Part I: Planning 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Windows Server 2008 R2 .
  • Windows 7 Release Date | Windows 7 News 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Certificate requirements for Windows Vista .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Platform Update allows application developers to target both Windows Vista and Windows 7. It will consist of the following components:
Some updates will also be available as separate releases for both Windows XP and Windows Vista:
.Although extensive, the Platform Update does not bring Windows Vista to the level of features and performance offered by Windows 7. [82] For example, even though DXGI 1.1 update introduces support for hardware 2D acceleration featured by WDDM 1.1 video drivers, only Direct2D and DirectWrite will employ it and GDI/GDI+ will continue to rely on software rendering.^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Cumulative update rollup for Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Also, even though Direct3D 11 runtime will be able to run on D3D9-class hardware and WDDM drivers using "feature levels" first introduced in Direct3D 10.1, Desktop Windows Manager has not been updated to use either Direct3D 10.1 or WARP software rasterizer.^ Use Windows 95 features to maintain or update an installation .

^ I used to stick with Windows because I didn't know much about the alternatives (knew of them though).
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ GUI interfaces are not a Microsoft nor Apple invention, and the Macintosh as we know it was in the works before Windows 1.0 was even though about.
  • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

[82]

Reception

A Gartner research report predicted that Vista business adoption in 2008 would overtake that of XP during the same time frame (21.3% vs. 16.9%)[83] while IDC had indicated that the launch of Windows Server 2008 served as a catalyst for the stronger adoption rates.[84][85] .As of January 2009, Forrester Research had indicated that almost one third of North American and European corporations had started deploying Vista.^ Posted by: Ferenc at January 30, 2009 5:36 AM Lol at anyone defendind vista search it is truly ridiculous.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: mimi at January 8, 2009 1:52 AM If I want to search for files on the hard drive from the start menu, it's a pain.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: stomo at January 1, 2009 1:59 PM Easy gang, I am working on a replacement article and will trash this one.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[86] .On a May 2009 conference, the Microsoft Vice President said "Adoption and deployment of Windows Vista has been slightly ahead of where we had been with XP" for big businesses.^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ I think Windows Vista is XP on roids.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Download the latest Windows 7 , Vista and XP drivers Access to 15+ million device associated drivers Integrated customer service And Much More!
  • Vista Drivers Drivers HeadQuarters for Vista Drivers | Vista Driver Update Technology 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.drivershq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[87][88]
.In its first year of availability, PC World rated it as the biggest tech disappointment of 2007,[89] and it was rated by InfoWorld as #2 of Tech's all-time 25 flops.^ So we all believe and put our faith in a company that never gets it right first time or for that matter any time in the last fifteen years.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd like to set up all the workstations to display an introductory message the first time a user logs on.

^ Now i work in the IT for over 20 years and this is the first time (with the exception of Win ME) that an OS for MS had that kind of acceptance.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

[90] .The internet-usage market share for Windows Vista after two years of availability (as of January 2009) was 20.61%.^ Windows Vista includes two new public Windows smart card API calls, SCardWriteCache and SCardReadCache .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By XP Pro on January 8, 2006 at 7:26 PM By VISTA on January 8, 2006 at 12:53 AM The top five Windows problems: 1) Viruses.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 November 2007 July 2007 March 2007 February 2007 All Entries Tagged With: "windows vista" .
  • Windows Vista | Windows 7 News 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This figure combined with World Internet Users and Population Stats yielded a user base of roughly 330 million,[10] which exceeded Microsoft's two-year post launch expectations by 130 million.^ This type of security model protects users from themselves, and it is something that Microsoft should have added to Windows years and years ago.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ The adoption rate for the installed base of 250 million Windows users is "pretty small," said Rogers Weed, vice president of Windows client product management at Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft believing they were so great they could fix in two years what they hadn't in ten.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

[9] .The internet user base reached before the release of its successor (Windows 7) was roughly 400 million according to the same statistical sources.^ Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2 smartphone is said to have just reached a larger number of mobile phone carriers in the UK, as it is now available for purchase from Virgin Mobile too.
  • Free Downloads Encyclopedia - Softpedia 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ (Note: As always, back up your Registry  files--System.dat and User.dat, hidden files in your Windows folder--before proceeding.

^ About the Analysis [1] Calculations based on the total online population for all participating markets, totalling 203 million (source: EIU Economic Statistics) so 33% of the online population equals 67 million people.

.Within its first month, 20 million copies of Vista were sold, double the amount of Windows XP sales within its first month in October 2001, five years earlier.^ Certificate requirements for Windows XP and earlier .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows XP or the forthcoming Vista which is cheap OS with copied stuff ..
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 .
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

[91] .Shortly after however, due to Vista's relatively low adoption rates and continued demand for Windows XP, Microsoft continued to sell Windows XP until June 30, 2008, instead of the previously planned date of January 31, 2008.[92] There were reports of Vista users "downgrading" their operating systems, as well as reports of businesses planning to skip Vista.^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vista has to be one of Microsoft’s worst Operating Systems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ XP is my choice of operating system.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[93] A study conducted by ChangeWave in March 2008 showed that the percentage of corporate users who were "very satisfied" with Vista was dramatically lower than other operating systems, with Vista at 8%, compared to the 40% who said they were "very satisfied" with Windows XP.[8]
.Amid the negative reviews and reception, there have also been significant positive reviews of Vista, most notable among PC gamers and the advantages brought about with DirectX 10, which allows for better gaming performance and more realistic graphics, as well as support for many new capabilities brought about in new video cards and GPUs.^ About the gaming aspect, yes, most developers program for directx.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ And most the downloads out there are for PC...
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Mac has no advantages over a PC any more.
  • Windows Vista Defrag: dumbed-down interface 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.geekzone.co.nz [Source type: General]

[94] .However, many DirectX 9 games initially showed a drop in frame rate compared to that experienced in Windows XP. Though in mid-2008, benchmarks suggested that Vista SP1 was on par with (or better than) Windows XP in terms of game performance.^ XP is a better alternative to Vista???
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ However, many of these can be re-created in Windows XP. .
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ This article is comparing windows XP 32 bit to Vista and windows 7 64 bit.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

[95] .At the release of Windows 7 (October 2009) a survey by Valve Corporation indicated that 40.41% of gamers were running DirectX 10 systems.^ Release Date: 2009-10-14 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date: 2009-03-10 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date: 2009-11-10 .
  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Advisories by Product - Secunia Advisories - Vulnerability Information - Secunia.com 28 January 2010 1:10 UTC secunia.com [Source type: General]

.The survey also indicated that DirectX 10 was supported on 83.21% of DirectX10 capable OS’s (Windows Vista, Windows 7 beta and Windows 7 represented 48.56% of the survey) and that 42.27% of these OS’s were 64-bit.^ This article is comparing windows XP 32 bit to Vista and windows 7 64 bit.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also run 8 gb of ram, which is only supported by 64 bit os.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[96]

Criticism

.Windows Vista has received a number of negative assessments.^ The new Searches feature contains a number of specific searches that Windows Vista performs on startup; if you select one of the pre-saved criteria, you get immediate results.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

.Criticism targets include protracted development time, more restrictive licensing terms, the inclusion of a number of technologies aimed at restricting the copying of protected digital media,[97] and the usability of the new User Account Control security technology.^ This type of security model protects users from themselves, and it is something that Microsoft should have added to Windows years and years ago.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ Nielsen numbers say the Canadian digital download market grew 120% last year, dwarfing the market growth in more Digitally Restrictive markets like Europe (80%) or, worse still, the copy-gestapo spooked market in the United States (65%).
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the protected subsystems, Logon Process and Security, Windows NT includes a number of other user-mode components called environment subsystems .
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.Moreover, some concerns have been raised about many PCs meeting "Vista Premium Ready" hardware requirements and Vista's pricing.^ From 100% PCs, how many run Vista (or Windows in general)?
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ People writing about the leaked build are reporting some user interface niceties and modest performance improvements, but no shocking changes from Windows Vista.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ I heard some bad stories about vista last year.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

Hardware requirements

.While Microsoft claimed "nearly all PCs on the market today will run Windows Vista",[98] the higher requirements of some of the "premium" features, such as the Aero interface, have had an impact on many upgraders.^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Many Microsoft APIs also run only on 32-bit Windows.
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

.According to the UK newspaper The Times in May 2006, the full set of features "would be available to less than 5 percent of Britain’s PC market", however, this prediction was made several months before Vista was released.^ If you were to ask me what I thought about Windows Vista, because your own opinions are worth less than hotdogs on a stick, I’m here to tell you Windows Vista blows.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ I have Vista on my PC for more than one year know and I simply love to install windows xp on my other PC at least every three to six months but guess what I have never reload my Dell PC with Vista which did I mention I have had for over one year.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ It really made me laugh when it said “make your browsing experience faster, easier and safer than ever before with IE8.” Come on!
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

[99] .This continuing lack of clarity eventually led to a class action against Microsoft as people found themselves with new computers that were unable to use the new software to its full potential despite the assurance of "Vista Capable" designations.^ I bought a new computer with Vista already on.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ I have been using computers since the 70's, so I'm not new to this.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ I would be using my new computer.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

[100] .The court case has made public internal Microsoft communications that indicate that senior executives have also had difficulty with this issue.^ I'm told that in light of Cisco's ever-cozier relationship with Microsoft, its senior management issued an order that the existing system be trashed in favor of a Windows NT-based setup.
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Face it, however the SCO court case comes out, Microsoft is looking to own either Novell or SCO, or better both.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.For example, his laptop's lack of an appropriate graphics chip so hobbled Vista features that vice president Mike Nash (Corporate Vice President, Windows Product Management) commented "I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine."^ Worst feature is Vista Windows Explorer.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows 7 is Vista with important features removed.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[101]

Licensing

.Criticism of upgrade licenses pertaining to Windows Vista Starter through Home Premium was expressed by Ars Technica's Ken Fisher, who noted that the new requirement of having a prior operating system already installed was going to cause irritation for users who reinstall Windows on a regular basis.^ Vista should be installed on a NEW or recently UPGRADED system.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Certificate requirements for Windows Vista .
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Have any of you seen what the system requirements are going to be for Longhorn/Vista?
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[102] .It has been revealed that an Upgrade copy of Windows Vista can be installed clean without first installing a previous version of Windows.^ Don’t ever, EVER upgrade windows versions.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ VIsta and Windows 7 Copy their search system?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ Has any of you installed the final version of Windows Vista?
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

.On the first install, Windows will refuse to activate.^ The following are the basic tasks you perform when installing Windows 95 on a computer for the first time: .

^ One of the first things I do whenever I install a new Windows version is download and install Mozilla Firefox.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ You must run Windows 95 Setup from MS-DOS. If it is not already present on the computer, you must first install MS-DOS and configure the computer for dual-booting with OS/2.

.The user must then reinstall that same copy of Vista.^ Vista, Mac, Linux they are all the same, they allow users to actually operate the computer through a GUI. .
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ Figure 2 Windows Vista logon user interface A user who logs on to a computer using either a local account or a domain account must enter a user name and password.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A hint must be supplied if mapping is not unique (more than one user mapped to the same certificate).
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Vista will then activate on the reinstall, thus allowing a user to install an Upgrade of Windows Vista without owning a previous operating system.^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Documentation for the Windows operating systems.
  • Windows 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC docs.hp.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Windows is a modest operating system ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[103] .As with Windows XP, separate rules still apply to OEM versions of Vista installed on new PCs: Microsoft asserts that these versions are not legally transferable (although whether this conflicts with the right of first sale has yet to be decided clearly legally).^ We bought 68 new pc’s and were refunded for 7 and installed XP. .
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ "Windows Vista" was first mentioned at a Microsoft sales conference in Atlanta, according to reports.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows XP is for is okay but I still feel that Microsoft can do better ...
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[104]

Cost

.Initially the cost of Windows Vista was also a source of concern and commentary.^ Nathan (02:26:03) : Windows Vista is based off of Windows 2003 Server source code.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

^ Source: http://www.dailytechnobabble.com/2006/11/09/4-reasons-why-windows-vista-is-just-not-worth-it/ [...
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

.A majority of users in a poll said that the prices of various Windows Vista editions posted on the Microsoft Canada website in August 2006 make the product too expensive.^ Longhorn, or Windows Vista, Beta 1 will be available by August 3, Microsoft said Friday.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ As an alternative to monthly digital video recording (DVR) fees, Windows Media Center, available in some editions of Windows 7, with a TV tuner and improved user interface, makes recording TV free and easy.

[105] .A BBC News report on the day of Vista's release suggested that, "there may be a backlash from consumers over its pricing plans—with the cost of Vista versions in the US roughly half the price of equivalent versions in the UK."[106] Since the release of Vista in 2006 Microsoft has reduced the retail, and upgrade price point of Vista considerably.^ When Microsoft releases ONE or TWO patches for Vista, it is headline news.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ It has been only a year since the first beta release of Windows 7 and only 2 months since its public release to retail channels in selected countries throughout the world but it is already clear, says Microsoft, that Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in Windows history.
  • Windows 7 News 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC windows7news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Availability While the release date has changed since beta testing, Microsoft says to expect Windows Home Server to be available at retail stores in time for the upcoming holiday season.

.Originally Vista Ultimate was priced at $399, and Home Premium Vista at $239. These prices have since been reduced to $319 and $199 respectively.^ The adoption of the premium Vista SKUs such as Ultimate and Home Premium are so strong.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Its vista home premium.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Nick 9/4/2008 at 8:04 pm I just bought a new Dell I1721-P81 with Vista Home Premium.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[107]

Digital rights management

.Windows Vista supports additional forms of digital rights management restrictions.^ CSP will continue to be supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following properties are supported in Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Smart Card Infrastructure 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You cannot view certificate information in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Certificate Manager if you use an unattended answer file to install Windows Vista .
  • Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 11 September 2009 12:21 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

.One aspect of this is the Protected Video Path, which is designed so that "premium content" from HD DVD or Blu-ray Discs may mandate that the connections between PC components be encrypted.^ If you want to boycott the problem, boycott HD-DVD and Blu-Ray!
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ I do not own any HD/Blu-Ray high-definition discs.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ This has very little to do with Vista, and everything to do with HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.Depending on what the content demands, the devices may not pass premium content over non-encrypted outputs, or they must artificially degrade the quality of the signal on such outputs or not display it at all.^ Sometimes output quality is artificially degraded; sometimes output is prevented entirely.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ If the entertainment industry drop DRM through consumer demand for non-DRM products then MS are left with a bloated useless technology that they will drop in the next iteration of Windows.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ As a content provider (or functionality provider, such as O/S or Media-Player), I'd love to be able to lock in consumer dependency on continual support (and support contracts).
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

.Drivers for such hardware must be approved by Microsoft; a revocation mechanism is also included which allows Microsoft to disable drivers of devices in end-user PCs over the Internet.^ Hardware device drivers are also components of the I/O architecture.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Installs hardware device drivers.

^ Virtual hardware for devices, such as the screen and keyboard, provided by Virtual Device Drivers .
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

[108] .Peter Gutmann, security researcher and author of the open source cryptlib library, claims that these mechanisms violate fundamental rights of the user (such as fair use), unnecessarily increase the cost of hardware, and make systems less reliable (the "tilt bit" being a particular worry; if triggered, the entire graphic subsystem performs a reset) and vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks.^ A free and open-source application for research ...
  • Free Downloads Encyclopedia - Softpedia 11 January 2010 5:35 UTC softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ That's especially true when you install software (such as service packs) that makes changes to your system.

^ It’s such a shame really, and although I’m a very happy Mac User I do use Windows Vista as I think they have done a lot of good things.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[109] .However despite several requests[110] for evidence supporting such claims Peter Gutmann has never supported his claims with any researched evidence.^ I was told today that I never did pay for software support, that several years ago Dell did away with the joint hardware/software lifetime support and it was sold separately.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ One IT professional, however, did send me e-mail saying, "I support several installations of ORACLE on NT. There are performance and functional issues that I encounter which I have never seen on UNIX (Pyramid)."
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 versus UNIX 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.lege.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Proponents have claimed that Microsoft had no choice but to follow the demands of the movie studios, and that the technology will not actually be enabled until after 2010;[111][112] Microsoft also noted that content protection mechanisms have existed in Windows as far back as Windows Me, and that the new protections will not apply to any existing content (only future content).^ Extensibility refers to the modular design of Windows NT, which, as described in the next section, allows Microsoft to add new modules to all levels of the operating system.
  • Chapter 5 - Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Architecture 25 January 2010 15:015 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: Reference]

^ If the entertainment industry drop DRM through consumer demand for non-DRM products then MS are left with a bloated useless technology that they will drop in the next iteration of Windows.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ This type of security model protects users from themselves, and it is something that Microsoft should have added to Windows years and years ago.
  • Schneier on Security: Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

[113]

User Account Control

.Although UAC is considered an important part of Vista's security infrastructure, as it blocks software from silently gaining administrator privileges without the user's knowledge, it has been widely criticized for generating too many prompts.^ Lets criticize about the important things like security and other issues, and forget about minor things like name of OS, packaging, etc.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vista requires higher end hardware and software updates that make the environment more secure – this is a good thing.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ SP2 brought peace to many average users and Vista in on pace to do more wonders in security.
  • Daily Techno-Babble » 4 Reasons Why Windows Vista Is Just Not Worth It 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.dailytechnobabble.com [Source type: General]

.This has led many Vista UAC users to consider it annoying and tiresome, with some consequently either turning it off or putting it in auto-approval mode.^ Turn off the crapware that is attached to Vista and 7 and redo this.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ What a fantastic idea to annoy the hell out of users - that is the aim of Vista isn't it?
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

^ If it does indeed work, the user shouldnt need a degree to turn on/off obscure options to do a proper full search.
  • How do I search for files in Windows Vista? :: Free Tech Support :: Ask Dave Taylor!® 24 January 2010 20:19 UTC www.askdavetaylor.com [Source type: General]

[114] .Responding to this criticism, Microsoft altered the implementation to reduce the number of prompts with SP1.[74] Though the changes have resulted in some improvement, it has not alleviated the concerns completely.^ People writing about the leaked build are reporting some user interface niceties and modest performance improvements, but no shocking changes from Windows Vista.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Some things like the door knob, DON’T NEED CHANGING. Most of these “changes” are not improvements, rather appear to be proof of job purpose.
  • Windows Vista Complaints Department ~ Chris Pirillo 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: General]

^ Just two weeks after the discovery of a critically dangerous Trojan that opened a remote back-door to Google, Microsoft will implement a fix.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[115]

The Mojave Experiment

.In July 2008, Microsoft introduced a web-based advertising campaign called the "Mojave Experiment", that depicts a group of people who are asked to evaluate the newest operating system from Microsoft, calling it Windows 'Mojave'. Participants are first asked about Vista, if they have used it, and their overall satisfaction with Vista on a scale of 1 to 10. They are then shown a demo of some of the new operating system's features, and asked their opinion and satisfaction with it on the same 1 to 10 scale.^ Vista has to be one of Microsoft’s worst Operating Systems.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows is a lifeless operating system.
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

.After respondents rate "Mojave", they are then told that they were really shown a demo of Windows Vista.^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I saw this video first and actually thought this was really what Windows Vista was turning into, and I thought to myself "Wow Vista is going to SUCK!!!"
  • Maclive.net:: Windows Vista: First of a Kind Features? 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.maclive.net [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft is focusing more on the so-called great new Windows 7 OS because they know that Vista is no good.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

.The object was to test "A theory: If people could see Windows Vista firsthand, they would like it."^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is absurd to simply say that they could have refused to do it and that the industry would have released the content anyway.
  • Schneier on Security: DRM in Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: General]

^ Again we see Windows XP leading in the OpenGl testing, no surprise there, but it then falls behind Windows7, but not by much, in the other two tests.
  • Windows Xp vs Vista vs 7 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

.According to Microsoft, the initial sample of respondents rated Vista an average of 4.4 out of 10, and Mojave received an average of 8.5, with no respondents rating Mojave lower than they originally rated Windows Vista before the demo.^ Windows Vista is a name they chose.
  • Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista | Betanews 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft’s Windows Vista is a buggy product.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

^ They are now doing the same with Vista and will do the same when Windows 7 comes out.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[116][117] .The experiment has been criticized for deliberate selection of positive statements and not addressing all aspects of Vista.^ And then you make all these pro linux statements as well, about Vista.
  • Microsoft Watch - Windows 7 - Who Leaked Windows 7? 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ I've pointed out my experience with Vista and all in all, it does suck overall.
  • Microsoft Watch - Vista - Defending Windows Vista 21 January 2010 11:39 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Vista is so buggy that I don’t think Microsoft will address all the problems in their first Service Pack release.
  • Microsoft Vista Service Pack 2? 25 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tomrafteryit.net [Source type: General]

[118]

See also

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Windows Vista
(Part of the Microsoft Windows family)
Developer
Microsoft
Web site: Official website
Release information
Release date: RTM: November 8, 2006;
Vol. Lic.: November 30, 2006;
Retail: January 30, 2007 info
Current version: 6.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Build 6002)
(6002.18005.090410-1830[1]) (
April 28 2009 (2009-04-28); 668 days ago) info
Source model: Closed source / Shared source[2]
License: MS-EULA
Kernel type: Hybrid
Support status
Mainstream support


Windows Vista is the 7th version of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Microsoft. When Microsoft was making it, it was called Longhorn. On July 28, 2005, Microsoft gave out its real name, Windows Vista.

Microsoft has worked on Vista for more than five years so there are many things that are new to Windows. It has new features like a thumbnail tab view, so it is possible to see what a program is doing. It includes many small programs which are called gadgets such as a calendar which the user can put events on, and the computer will alert the user when those events are near. The calendar is similar to the Bonzi Buddy program. Some versions of Windows Vista have windows with title bars you can see through, in a new addition called "Windows Aero". It has new things to prevent computer virus attacks and other problems that have been common with Windows. Windows Vista is the first operating system for Microsoft to re-word things to make it a lot more simple.

Microsoft have said that Windows Vista can run older programs but there had been some compatibility problems and a lot of companies had made newer versions of their programs and drivers so that Windows Vista is supported.

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Vista Editions and System Requirements

Vista was released in November 2006 for system builders and January 30, 2007 for home users. The four main editions of Windows Vista are:

  • Home Basic Edition
  • Home Premium Edition
  • Business Edition
  • Ultimate Edition.

There are 2 special versions called Home Starter Edition, and Enterprise Edition. Home Starter is basically the same as XP Starter, and is for low budget countries. Vista needs at least 512 MB of RAM to run on all computers. Some new parts of Vista need 1 GB of RAM to work.

Windows Vista system requirements
Vista Basic Vista Premium Ready
Processor 800 MHz 1.0 GHz
Memory 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
Graphics card DirectX 9 capable DirectX 9 capable GPU with Hardware Pixel Shader v2.0 and WDDM 1.0 driver support
Graphics memory N/A 128 MB RAM supports up to 2,756,000 total pixels (e.g. 1920 × 1200) or 512 MB+ for greater resolutions such as 2560x1600[3]
HDD capacity 20 GB 40 GB
HDD free space 15 GB 15 GB
Other drives DVD-ROM DVD-ROM

For stability and performance, more than 1 Gigabyte of main memory (RAM) is always helpful with a large operating system such as this.

Service Packs

Microsoft releases service packs to update software and fix problems.

Service pack 1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released on February 4, 2008 alongside Windows Server 2008 to OEM partners, after a five-month beta test period. The initial deployment of the service pack caused a number of machines to continually reboot, rendering the machines unusable.[4] This caused Microsoft to temporarily suspend automatic deployment of the service pack until the problem was resolved. The same release date of the two operating systems showed the merging of the workstation and server kernels back into a single code base for the first time since Windows 2000. MSDN subscribers were able to download SP1 on February 15, 2008. SP1 became available to current Windows Vista users on Windows Update and the Download Center on March 18, 2008.[5][6][7] Initially, the service pack only supported 5 languages - English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese. Support for the remaining 31 languages was released on April 14, 2008.[8]

Service Pack 2

Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista was released to manufacturing on April 28, 2009,[9]and released to Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update on May 26, 2009[10]. In addition to a number of security and other fixes, a number of new features have been added. However, it did not include Internet Explorer 8.[11][12]

References

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  2. "Windows Licensing Programs". Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/windowslp.mspx. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. 64 MB RAM supports Aero with up to 1,310,720 total pixels (e.g. 1280 × 1024) but is not Premium Ready http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistarpc.mspx
  4. "No update from Microsoft on Vista SP1, Media Center problems". Zdnet. 2008-02-18. http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1197. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  5. "Announcing the RTM of Windows Vista SP1". Microsoft. 2008-02-04. http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2008/02/04/announcing-the-rtm-of-windows-vista-sp1.aspx. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
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  7. "Feb. Launch Now Set for Windows Vista SP1". PC World Magazine. 2008-01-31. http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,142054-c,vistalonghorn/article.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. Download Details: Windows Vista SP1 All Language Standalone (KB936330)
  9. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2009/04/28/windows-vista-sp2-rtm-windows-vista-sp1-blocker-tool-removed.aspx Windows Vista SP2 RTM + Windows Vista SP1 Blocker Tool Removed
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