Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jack, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    What is a difference?
    Jack, Jan 18, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    Alias, Jan 18, 2008
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  3. Home Premium has MediaCenter and "DVD Maker" and Tablet PC features, plus
    the AERO interface ( transparent windows) while Basic has not.

    Side Effect : Basic runs just fine with 512MB Memory, while Premium needs
    1GB, better 2GB ;)

    Basic is not as bad as one could think, it has all "major" new Vista
    features built in, search,Sidebar,Security etc - except for the Interface
    and the ultimate kick of Multimedia stuff. ( Moviemaker 2.6 is a free
    download for non-Aero systems at MS website ).

    Sascha Jazbec, Jan 18, 2008
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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Home Basic is *very* stripped down. Home Premium has many more
    consumer-oriented features. There's a very good matrix of features in
    the various editions here:,1558,2068721,00.asp

    It shows that Home Premium has these things that Home Basic does not:

    Aero Glass UI
    Scheduled Backup
    "Premium" games
    Media Center
    Windows Movie Maker
    Windows DVD maker
    Tablet PC Functionality
    Side Show

    In addition, the 64-bit version of Home Basic supports up to 8GB of
    RAM, 64-bit Home Premium supports up to 16GB.
    Tim Slattery, Jan 18, 2008
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    NoStop Guest

    Prices and hence Microsoft's profit margins.


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    NoStop, Jan 18, 2008
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    PhilBiker Guest

    A very interesting article regarding Vista Home Basic.

    HB is very nice if you don't want or need all the "pack-in" stuff that comes
    in Home Premium. As a HB user the only thing I -really- miss is the "Aero"
    interface with transparency and flip3D.

    I used to play Mahjongg in OS/2 a lot back in the day, so I would probably
    like that also. :)
    PhilBiker, Jan 18, 2008
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