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Old 05-19-07, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

Ive been running the trial version of ultimate for a while now and i am soon going to be upgrading to a full version of vista! 300 for ultimate is quite expensive in my view so i have been thinking of getting home Premium x64Bit for around 180. is there really much of a difference between Home Premium & Ultimate? ... if so what are they? ... i mostly use my pc for gaming, watching the odd movie, listening to music(sometimes) & browsing the internet.

Basically what features does ultimate have that home Premium doesnt?

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Old 05-19-07, 05:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

You dont get dreamscene with Home Premium. I think some harddrive features too. Some encryption stuff I think. I cant think of any others off the top of my head.
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Old 05-19-07, 05:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

Ultimate vs Home Premium:
- can login to domain (no need at home)
- video as a background (annoying)
- bitlocker boot drive encryption (nice, but only boot partition, no other drive!)

So, go for Home Premium x64 (or get Ultimate OEM, similar price).
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

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Ultimate vs Home Premium:
- can login to domain (no need at home)
- video as a background (annoying)
- bitlocker boot drive encryption (nice, but only boot partition, no other drive!)

So, go for Home Premium x64 (or get Ultimate OEM, similar price).
Actually, I really enjoy dreamscene a lot. I'm just bummed that I can't use it and game at the same time. Otherwise my system will crash. Might just be a G80 driver bug as it's always the display driver that crashes.
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Old 05-22-07, 02:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

Vista 64 Home Premium OEM 54.30 inc VAT
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

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Actually, I really enjoy dreamscene a lot. I'm just bummed that I can't use it and game at the same time. Otherwise my system will crash. Might just be a G80 driver bug as it's always the display driver that crashes.
I get the same thing, and mine don't crash my screen just flashes off after sometime, of gaming, and the one time I managed to avoid restarting I did see that my graphics driver had crashed, and Vista was looking for a solution as to why, but it crashed and vista restarted it... The second time it happened it just kept flashing off, and on and I couldn't do anything...

Good tip Pause DreamScene while your gaming.
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I get the same thing, and mine don't crash my screen just flashes off after sometime, of gaming, and the one time I managed to avoid restarting I did see that my graphics driver had crashed, and Vista was looking for a solution as to why, but it crashed and vista restarted it... The second time it happened it just kept flashing off, and on and I couldn't do anything...

Good tip Pause DreamScene while your gaming.
Um... pausing didn't solve the problem. Not using Dreamscene altogether solved the problem.
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I hate dreamscene to be honest. It looks neato but its buggy.
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

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Vista 64 Home Premium OEM 54.30 inc VAT
What site is that? ... the cheapest i can find it is 68!
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Default Re: Vista Home Premium x64Bit vs Vista Ultimate x64Bit?

Ebuyer + 10 off with google checkout!!!!

Or theres this
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123047 (thats 105.73 for Ultimate ,with google checkout)
If you really need ultimate (which you dont)
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