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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
5.2 out of 10

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

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Overall 4
4.0

Dissappointing Experience

Chad H., Newegg
15 August 2009
  • Summary: I've run both XP and Ubuntu on this machine without freezing issues. I got Vista so that I could run 8Gb of RAM while still having driver support and support for games. I've noticed I've been using my computer less and less for non-web / gaming applications just because it's usually a headache to...
  • Pros: Slick interface, supports my 8Gb RAM, DirectX 10
  • Cons: Randomly freezes requiring reboot Usually freezes when I plug in USB Resource hog Takes a while to figure out where Microsoft hid various OS options to make things work right.
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Overall 4
4.0

Coupon will not work with Windows 7 RC

KENNETH M., Newegg
20 July 2009
  • Summary: I installed Windows 7 RC which is a great OS and newegg has a nice bundle that includes it. I contacted Microsoft to make sure I could use the upgrade coupon to upgrade from this copy/license of Vista to Windows 7 and they claim you must wipe your disk, install Vista and upgrade from that.
  • Pros: It is an OS
  • Cons: It is vista which is not nearly as good as Windows 7 RC.
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows Vista Utimate

Edward L., Newegg
3 July 2009
  • Summary: Get Windows 7!
  • Pros: Nice Graphic and layout! Very impressed! 64-bit one no problem with 8 gd memory installed.
  • Cons: Too many Windows Updated! Difficult to use. Do take times to get use it transition from XP to vista! Newegg did great job on shipping BUT I got a broken case when arrived! Cost an egg from Newegg!!!!!!Newegg needs to do improvement by using carton box NOT a flat envelope. I know it was shipped by...
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Overall 4
4.0

What rebate ?????

Anonymous, Newegg
12 June 2009
  • Summary: My gift card from my December 2008 purchase is yet to be received. How about yours ?
  • Pros: Runs well. 64bit handles 12GB of memory.
  • Cons: Not worth the extra price over Business Edition or Home Premium. Certainly not without the gift card promised last December through this vendor. Loss of three eggs for loss of value.
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Overall 4
4.0

JUST SAY NO!~

rickie j., Newegg
6 May 2009
  • Summary: I test OS,s , ANy 64 bit of any OS your asking for trouble If your a gamer "JUST SAY NO" many games will not work! Many video cards still has issues with 64! If you must have Vista! I scratch my head? USE x86 alot less issues! Even windows 7 all the version,s I have tested have issue,s!
  • Pros: u can use lots of ram! picture storing is nice!
  • Cons: ISSUE<S out the yang! program,s won,t run, Drivers WILL NOT WORK! Go to the ATI or gefarce site,s and read the forums about any 64 bit!
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Overall 4
4.0

Overall - Not Impressed

Anonymous, Newegg
18 April 2009
  • Summary: Overall this operating system seems a step down from XP, slower, less efficient, and more cluttered than the earlier counterpart... I can see why Microsoft has put all their efforts into getting Windows 7 launched Only get this if you really have to, If you don't mind waiting a bit, windows 7 will...
  • Pros: - Built in media center (very nice feature) video and audio drivers/features included are amazing, also for recording studio my headset microphone sounds almost like a professional quality studio mic - Supports more than 3.5 gigs of ram - Very nice visual interface - The advanced "security" can b...
  • Cons: - takes 35 seconds to boot on a Solid State Drive as opposed to XP taking 7 seconds (both time measurements after Bios screen) - Is almost completely incapable of multitasking - on XP I could install many things at once with minimal slowdown, on Vista installing 2 things at once (each on harddriv...
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Overall 4
4.0

Pretty, but functional?

David M., Newegg
24 February 2009
  • Summary: Vista Ultimate, on a good system, will run fine. Overall, it is a good and stable product. However, some of the included apps are so poorly thought out, it leaves you scratching your head and wondering why things are the way they are.
  • Pros: I agonized over whether or not I should upgrade to Vista. Rather than wait for Windows 7, I finally bit the bullet. For the most part, I'm glad I did. Vista Ultimate, especially with Aero graphics turned on, is very visually appealling. It also feels very responsive and stable. My games are runni...
  • Cons: 1- User Access Control is a great concept, but it can't remember what you've told it to allow. This is so rediculously idiotic, and such a poor implementation of security, that the programmer should be shot. At the very least, UAC should remember that I allowed a program to run, and allow it ever...
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Overall 4
4.0

Functional, but in the end, more trouble than its worth.

Anonymous, Newegg
3 January 2009
  • Summary: I'm not saying this OS is not securable, but not without limiting users to the point of inaccessibility. It seems that more than ever, MS is trying to mimic UNIX systems - the attractiveness and ease of Mac, and the security and reliability of Linux or BSD, and like most examples of software that...
  • Pros: Very attractive interface, extensive hardware support, easy learning curve for users of previous windows versions.
  • Cons: While attractive looking, from an IT perspective, its an utter waste. The integrated security tools are good for little more than irritating users and halting legitimate program use. The system also uses a ludicrously large amount of system resources, which only degrades performance further when ...
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Overall 4
4.0

migrating from vista 32 bit to 64 bit

JAMES W., Newegg
22 December 2008
  • Summary: I BELIEVE MICROSOFT COULD DO A MUCH BETTER JOB PUTTING ALL THE NECESSARY TECHNICAL TOOLS IN ONE PLACE ON THEIR WEBSITE TO MAKE MIGRATING FROM 32-BIT TO 64-BIT EASIER. MY GOSH - YOU'D THINK MICROSOFT WOULD WANT TO ENHANCE THE 64 BIT EXPERIENCE.
  • Pros: IF WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT IS THE GOAL - DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU CHOOSE THE UPGRADE VERSION OF THE WINDOWS VISTA SOFTWARE.
  • Cons: I’VE RUN AND INSTALLED EVERY OS MICROSOFT HAS OFFERED. I'VE EVEN INSTALLED THE OEM VERSION OF VISTA ULTIMATE WHEN IT WAS RELEASED. TYPICALLY THERE ARE FEW ISSUES WITH MICROSOFT PRODUCTS EITHER OEM INSTALLS OR UPGRADES. HOWEVER MIGRATING FROM THE 32 BIT TO 64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM WAS A PAIN. THE U...
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Overall 4
4.0

If you like broken Operating Systems, you'll love Vista!

Anonymous, Newegg
8 December 2008
  • Summary: Put this in a brand new computer 1 week ago running 64 bit. Yesterday, after my BIOS screen loaded, I get a message that reads "operating system not found"...that's nice. Other than that, games ran only half the time, wouldn't easily detect things, misc. problems, etc.
  • Pros: Installs quickly, nice layout, lots of features.
  • Cons: The pros of buying this are weighed out by the fact that this OS is unstable, incomplete, and crashes often.
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