Which version of Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by ptmaadi, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. ptmaadi

    ptmaadi Guest

    I have searched all the Vista info sites and get the message that I can
    upgrade from my existing Windows 2000 Professional to an equivalent version
    of Vista. However, nowhere does it say what this is? Is it Ultimate?
    Business? Home Premium or what??????
    I avoided the "upgrade" to XP because it's junk but I fear if I do not
    upgade now I will get too far behind. Currently using a AMD processor with
    equiv clock speed of 2.6 Mhz with 512Mb RAM and 120Gb HD
    ptmaadi, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. Windows 2000 Professional was primarily aimed at business, so it stands to
    sense that any Vista version with 'Home' in the name is not going to be an
    equivalent.. look to Business or Ultimate versions..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Mar 5, 2007
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  3. ptmaadi

    Frankster Guest

    The Windows 2000 Pro would require the Business or Ultimate version of Vista
    to do an in-place upgrade. Otherwise, with either of the "home" versions,
    you would have to do a clean install (basically wiping out your current
    Win2K install and starting over).

    Also, I recommend upgrading to 2GB RAM (1 GB Minimum).

    Also, since your machine is old enough to have been used with Win2000, your
    hardware may not qualify for Vista. Check out the hardware for compatibility
    and drivers before you attempt an upgrade.

    Also also... If I were you, unless I was having some kind of problem with my
    system, or needed certain Vista functionality, I would not attempt to
    upgrade a box this old. I would purchase a new box.

    Frankster, Mar 5, 2007
  4. To do an upgrade, you would need Ultimate or Business. If you want to do a
    clean install, you can use anything. 2000 Professional supports domains,
    among other things, and was aimed at businesses. Home & Home Premium don't
    support domains, and are aimed at home users.

    Your PC will run Vista fine, but I'd definitely recommend upping your RAM to
    at least 1GB. 512 is minumum, and it is pretty slow!
    Dustin Harper, Mar 5, 2007
  5. ptmaadi

    ptmaadi Guest

    If you check the matrix on the vista site this is not the case at all!! Seems
    to me that MS are peddling multiple versions of their OSs and leaving the
    user to sort out what they actually need by trial and error. That way we are
    more likely to hedge our bets and buy the more expensive option because
    previous versions do not relate to the new/latest product on offer!!!
    ptmaadi, Mar 5, 2007
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    Keith Guest

    Keith, Mar 5, 2007
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