Windows Vista Home Premium x86 SP1 OEM [Genuine]
Windows Vista Home Premium x86 SP1 OEM [Genuine]
Windows Vista Home Premium allows you to go beyond e-mail and web surfing to improve personal productivity and enjoy digital entertainment. You can search for anything on your computer from virtually anywhere. You?ll get improved performance and better protection for your PC, your personal information, and your family. You?ll find more ways to have fun with your music, TV, games, and digital media. Windows Vista Home Premium will also help you connect to wireless networks and manage battery life.
Live taskbar thumbnails and Live Icons show you what?s in your open windows. And when you have a lot of programs open, you can locate and select the one you want using Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D.
Instant Search helps you find your files, programs and e-mails. To quickly find that Halloween photo of your youngest child, you just start typing in the Search box on the Start menu.
Consistent, streamlined menus, toolbars, and preview panes in the Explorers in Windows Vista also help you find your files and photos. Explorers include Search boxes too, so you can search within a particular type of information, such as all your documents. You can organize your files any way that you want and immediately sort and filter information based on file type, saved date, or the name of the file creator. Watch this demo to see how Windows Vista helps you find and organize information.
Windows Sidebar and gadgets help you keep track of airfares, traffic maps, news updates, and other information you might want to have handy.
Windows Vista Home Premium helps you get up and running fast using Windows Easy Transfer to automatically copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, and settings from your old PC to your Windows Vista-based PC.
After your computer is set up, how Windows Vista works in the background to take care of itself and reduce the amount of technical maintenance you need to do. Performance technologies help improve the responsiveness of your most-used applications and decrease the time it takes you to download files.
Self-healing technology automatically identifies and fixes problems, and built-in diagnostics alert you to disk failure, defective memory, and other potential issues so they can be resolved before affecting your everyday tasks.
Windows Firewall helps provide protection as soon as you turn on your computer. And Windows Defender can help you reduce the number of pop-ups and lessen the security threats posed by spyware and other unwanted software.
You can help decrease these online security threats by using Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 and taking advantage of capabilities in it that provide:
?? Anti-phishing technology, which helps protect your personal information from fraudulent websites.
?? Dynamic security protection that helps lower the risk of your system being damaged or disrupted.
?? Internet Explorer protected mode, which helps reduce the likelihood of hackers taking over your browser and delivering malware to your system.
Help protect your family and your PC
With User Account Control, you can set up a user account for each family member, so a child will be prompted for a password when attempting to change system settings, install any additional software, or to use certain websites or games. And each family member can have their own set of favorites and desktop layouts.
With Parental Controls, you can manage your children?s computer use by setting time limits and rules for accessing the web and PC games. And you can tailor the controls to suit the age level and personal interests of each child.
Windows Vista Home Premium allows you to enjoy entertainment with Windows Media Center.
For instance, you only need a cable TV connection and a TV tuner card to record TV shows and watch them whenever you like with no monthly fee. You can play DVDs, download movies, and even try something different like viewing your photos in a cinematic slide show or browsing your music collection by cover art.
You can also easily make a slide show and burn it to professional-looking video DVDs with Windows DVD Maker.
Windows Vista Home Premium comes stocked with a number of fun games.
With DirectX 10 graphics card and the technology built into the operating system, Windows Vista can run the graphically advanced, realistic PC games.
Recommended system requirements
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of system memory
40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:WDDM Drive
128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
Internet access (fees may apply)
Additional requirements to use certain features
TV tuner card required for TV functionality (compatible remote control optional)
Windows Tablet and Touch Technology requires a Tablet PC or a touch screen
Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
While all editions of Windows Vista can support multiple core CPUs, only Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise can support dual processors.
Minimum supported requirements
Certain product features are not available with minimum supported requirements.
800 MHz processor and 512 MB of system memory
20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
Support for Super VGA graphics