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Microsoft Windows Vista -


Windows Vista was released to the public on January 30, 2007

It comes in the following versions




The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements will vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.

Windows Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate

Note A Windows Aero-capable graphics card is a graphics card that meets the following requirements:

Differences between the Vista versions

Features Home Basic Home
Business Ultimate
Most secure Windows ever with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall X X X X
Quickly find what you need with Instant Search and Windows Internet Explorer 7 X X X X
Elegant Windows Aero desktop experience with glass-like menu bars, Windows Flip 3D, and Live Thumbnails   X X X
Best choice for laptops with Windows Mobility Center and Tablet PC support   X X X
Collaborate and share documents with Windows Meeting Space   X X X
Extend Windows Vista to secondary displays and devices with Windows SideShow   X X X
Experience photos and entertainment in your living room with Windows Media Center   X   X
Enjoy Windows Media Center throughout your home with Media Center Extenders   X   X
Protect against hardware failure with Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore     X X
Windows Fax and Scan Easily send and receive faxes or scan documents and images with Windows Fax and Scan     X X
Use Scheduled Backup to automatically backup your files   X X X
Easier remote access for your business Get to the resources and applications you need with Remote Desktop Connection     X X
Easier networking connectivity Stay connected wherever and whenever you like with Network and Sharing Center X X X X
Better protect your data against loss with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption       X
Easily make DVDs with Windows DVD Maker   X   X
Have more fun on your PC with three new premium games: Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, and Inkball   X   X
Create high definition movies with Windows Movie Maker in High Definition   X   X




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