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Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista. Windows Vista 6 Editions. Windows Vista Starter Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Ultimate. Windows Vista Starter.

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windows vista 6 editions
Windows Vista 6 Editions
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
windows vista starter
Windows Vista Starter
  • Available only to emerging markets where software piracy runs rampant. Not available in developed technology markets, such as the US, European Union, Japan, and Australia
  • Only 3 Applications can be launched simultaneously
  • No incoming network connections
  • Memory limited to 2GB
  • Single 32 bit processors only
windows vista home basic
Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Aero not available
  • Single Processor
  • Memory Limited to 8GB
windows vista home premium
Windows Vista Home Premium
  • All the features of Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Aero
  • Integrated Operating System Search functionality
  • Windows Media Center capabilities: Can watch and record HDTV and connect to an Xbox360
  • Windows Tablet cabilities: digital pen and touch screen interfaces.
  • Integrated DVD authoring
  • Extra Games
  • File System Encryption
  • Photo management applications
  • Limited to a single physical processor
  • Memory Limited to 16GB
windows vista business
Windows Vista Business
  • Similar to Windows XP Professional
  • Does not include Media Center
  • Windows Aero
  • Integrated operating system search functionality
  • Windows tablet capabilities
  • IIs Web Server
  • Fax Support
  • Remote Desktop
  • Previous version support
  • Dual physical processor support
  • Memory Limited to 128GB
windows vista enterprise
Windows Vista Enterprise
  • All the features in Vista Business
  • Virtual PC Express
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Subsystem for Unix-based applications
  • Only Available via Microsoft Software Assurance or a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
windows vista ultimate
Windows Vista Ultimate
  • All the features in Vista Home Premium
  • All the features in Vista Enterprise
  • DVD Ripping Support
  • Podcast creation support
  • WinSAT, which is used to improve gaming performance
hardware requirements
Hardware Requirements
  • To install Windows Vista successfully, your system must meet certain hardware requirements.
hardware requirements windows vista capable pc
Hardware RequirementsWindows Vista Capable PC
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 512 MB memory
  • 20 GB hard drive; 15 GB free
  • DirectX 9 video card
    • capable of 800 x 600 resolution
  • CD or DVD drive
hardware requirements windows vista premium ready pc
Hardware RequirementsWindows Vista Premium Ready PC
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB memory
  • 40 GB hard drive; 15 GB free
  • DirectX 9 video card
    • Pixel Shader 2.0
    • 32 bits per pixel
    • memory dependent on resolution
      • 128MB to use AERO
  • CD or DVD drive
hardware compatibility list hcl
Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
  • List of computers and peripheral hardware that have been tested with Windows Vista
    • Located at
  • Vista Upgrade Advisor
  • BIOS Compatibility
  • Driver Requirements
  • Hardware not on the HCL may work with Windows Vista, but Microsoft Support might not help you support your system.
clean install or upgrade
Clean Install or Upgrade?
  • Can purchase upgrade copy for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP
    • Can perform in-place upgrade for Windows XP only!
    • Must perform clean install with Windows 2000 Professional
  • Must purchase full version for all other operating systems
upgrade considerations
Upgrade Considerations
  • Application Compatibility Issues
    • Not all applications written for earlier versions of Windows will work with Vista
      • If compatible, you may have to reinstall.
      • If not, then either purchase upgraded version that is, or run in compatibility mode which we will cover later.
  • Hardware Compatibility Issues
    • Not all peripherals have drivers that are Vista compliant.
migrating files and settings
Migrating Files and Settings
  • Windows Easy Transfer
    • Can be used to transfer files and settings from Windows XP SP2 computer to your new Vista computer.
      • User Accounts
      • Folders and files
      • Program Settings
      • Internet Settings
      • Favorites
      • Email messages, contacts, settings
    • Migrates only files from Windows 2000 SP4
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Migrating Files and Settings
  • User State Migration Tool
    • Used to migrate large numbers of users over automated deployments
    • Similar to Windows Easy Transfer with the following differences
      • USMT is more configurable and can specify which files and settings are transferred.
      • USMT is scriptable and uses command line utilities.
other installation options
Other Installation Options
  • Disk Space Partitioning
    • Partition Sizes
      • System partition: Boot Files and MBR
      • Boot partition: Vista files C:\windows
  • Windows Update and Security Settings
  • Language and Locale
    • Language to be used will determine things such as currency, numbers, date/time
installation process
Installation Process
  • Three main steps:
    • Collecting Information
    • Installing/Upgrading Windows
    • Set Up Windows
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Installation Process
  • Collecting Information:
    • Language
    • Local Settings
    • Product Key
    • License Terms
    • Type of Installation
    • Install Location
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Installation Process
  • Installing/Upgrading Windows:
    • All files are copied from Setup program to the hard drive
    • There are reboots involved
    • Files are expanded
    • Features are installed
    • Updates are installed
    • Installation completed
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Installation Process
  • Set Up Windows:
    • Configure user accounts
      • Picture, password, password hint
    • Specify computer name
      • Must be unique
    • Select update and feature settings
      • Windows update, Explorer Phishing
    • Configure time and date
troubleshooting installation
Troubleshooting Installation
  • Four key troubleshooting areas:
    • Identifying Common Installation Problems
    • Installing Non Supported Hard Drives
    • Dealing with Incompatible Software Applications
      • Start-All Programs-Accessories-Program Compatibility Wizard
    • Troubleshooting with Installation Log Files
      • Action Log \Windows\setupact.log
      • Error Log \Windows\setuperr.log
dual boot and multi boot considerations
Dual-Boot and Multi-Boot Considerations
  • Install older operating systems before installing newer operating systems
    • Older operating systems will ruin the Vista operating system
  • Install each operating system on a separate partition
  • Basic vs. Dynamic Disks
    • Only Windows 2000, XP Pro, Server 2003, and Vista can see Dynamic Disks
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Dual-Boot and Multi-Boot Considerations
  • NTFS / FAT32 / FAT16
    • All Windows operating systems can see FAT partitions, but only NT4 with SP4, Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003 can recognize NTFS
  • Disk Compression
    • Vista can not read Windows 9x compressed disks. Only NTFS compression.
  • Encryption
    • Vista encrypted files can not be read by earlier versions.
  • Boot.ini no longer available in Vista
    • Replaced with BCDEdit
      • To edit boot options
post installation procedures
Post-Installation Procedures
  • Windows Activation
    • To reduce software piracy
    • Unless you have a corporate license, you have to activate
    • 30-day grace period
    • Command line: slmgr - rearm
  • Windows Update
    • Critical Updates
    • Service Packs
    • Drivers
  • Windows Ultimate Extras
    • Backgrounds
    • Texas Hold’em and other games
    • Sounds