another "which version" question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by thunderstruck_302, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Ok, I'll get to the point:

    2 computers: -Turion 64 -AMD 5000+x2... dual core or whatever the heck that

    Turion 64 computer: OS is XP Home, intention is to dualboot XP home with
    Vista 64

    AMD 5000+ computer: OS is XP Pro, intention is to wipe computer and install
    a version of vista that supports, not only 64 bit, but dual core or multiple
    processors, or whatever I have.... I heard from someone that Only Ultimate
    supported anything more than a single core, single processor.

    Which versions do I want for these computers, and do I want the upgrade, or
    full package? I do not understand the concept of that yet, especially
    depending on whether I format, dual boot, upgrade.. yadayadayada.. So many
    ways you could install Vista.... I don't get it. So perhaps someone could
    answer my setup question for me.

    Thanks in advance!
    thunderstruck_302, Jan 30, 2007
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    LaRoux Guest

    For the Turion with the Dual-boot, you will need the full non-upgrade
    version of Vista to be in compliance. Given no tie to the XP, you are free
    to choose whatever edition you would like.

    For the AMD 5000+, All editions (except possibly Basic?) will support as
    many cores as you can put in one slot. Ultimate will support as many cores
    as you can put into 2 slots. If you are going to wipe and do a 64-bit
    install, you could use an upgrade. Since it's XP-Pro, you will only be able
    to upgrade to Business or Ultimate. If you want to use Premium or Basic, you
    will need a full version.

    LaRoux, Jan 30, 2007
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    Raventhorn Guest

    For anyone out there that is thinking of upgrading a machine...if you CAN
    afford the upgrade or full purchase price...get Ultimate. It has all of the
    love you can ever need for the next few years. My fear is that people will go
    out and buy business or home premium and then find out that they have
    features that they needed Ultimate for. If you can afford it get Ultimate and
    be happy with the extra features and know that if you ever upgrade the
    machine's motherboard and proc or add a ton of memory...that you have new
    features available that you would ultimately (bad pun) miss out on. The
    Ultimate Extras will get started soon with stuff that I am sure will add bang
    for the buck.
    Raventhorn, Jan 30, 2007
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    LaRoux Guest

    Don't forget though that Business and Premium can both be upgraded to
    Ultimate via the "Anytime Upgrade" feature, simply by purchasing and
    entering a new key. Search old posts or MS for pricing.
    LaRoux, Jan 30, 2007
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