Below is a break down of the different versions of Windows Vista, and the features associated with each version.

Versions - Click below to order Vista now.

Upgrade Options
Upgrade in-place option available, you can upgrade Windows Vista and keep your applications, files, and settings.
Requires clean install, you need to format your hard drive to upgrade. We recommend using a program like CA's Desktop DNA Migrator or Windows Easy Transfer to move your data and settings before upgrading.
Upgrade Paths
Current OS Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Media Center
Windows XP Tablet PC
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows 2000

Feature Break Down
Feature Included

Feature Optional

Feature Not Included
Fundamentals
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
SafeDocs backup and restore
Backup (scheduled)
Backup (network-based)
Shadow copy client
Encrypted File System (EFS)
Supports migration from XP
Productivity
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
Desktop Window Manager (DWM)
Aero glass, animations, visual effects
Productivity features (rolodex, tab previews, task bar previews)
Unlimited screen resolution support
Fast User Switching (FUS)
Communications
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
RDP/Remote Desktop
P2P Meeting Place (ad-hoc meetings, people discovery, presentation broadcast)
Windows Web Server (optional)
Windows Fax client
Digital Media & Entertainment
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
DVD Video Authoring
Direct Media Mode
Media Center (including Extender and games)
Number of remote Media Center sessions supported n/a 5 n/a 5 n/a
Movie Maker HD Publishing
Advanced Photography features
Premium Games (3D Chess, Shanghai Solitaire)
Windows Media Player 11 and related components
Networking
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
Number of supported network connections 5 10 10 10 10
Domain join support Quattro only
1:1 Network projection
SNMP support
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Mobility
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
PC-to-PC Sync
Mobility Center
Tablet PC functionality
Auxiliary Display support
Offline folders with client-side caching
PC management
Feature Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Enterprise
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)
Secure Startup (Cornerstone)
Single Session Virtual PC
Multi-Language User Interface (MUI)

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