Product InformationUpgrade to Vista Premium from Windows 2000 or Windows XP
For the best home computing and entertainment.
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for homes with advanced computer needs. It will help you use your laptop or desktop PC more effectively as well as enable you to enjoy new, exciting digital entertainment experiences, all with the benefit of added security and reliability.
New user interface
Windows Vista Home Premium has a new user interface named Windows Aero, which is both efficient and beautiful. This new interface makes it easier than ever before to find your way around the operating system. It even makes it easier to accomplish multiple tasks at once by providing a three dimensional, real time, animated view of all of your open applications and documents. Additionally, Windows Vista Home Premium helps you quickly find and organise large collections of documents, pictures, movies, videos, and music. By integrating search throughout the operating system, Windows Vista Home Premium helps you quickly find exactly what you are looking for.
Windows Vista Home Premium makes it easy to take your home computing experience with you wherever you go. For example, Windows Vista Home Premium includes Windows Tablet and Touch Technology that enables you to interact with your Tablet PC compatible computer with a digital pen or with your fingertip instead of having to use a keyboard. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect to your favourite WiFi hotspot.
Windows Vista Home Premium will improve every aspect of your digital entertainment experiences including viewing and sharing photos, video, TV, movies, music, games, and more. For example, Windows Vista Home Premium enables you to create your own DVDs and edit your own high definition movies. Most significantly, Windows Vista Home Premium includes all of the Windows Media Centre capabilities for turning your PC into an all in one home entertainment centre. Windows Media Centre in Windows Vista provides new ways for you to enjoy your music, photos, and DVD movies. You can also use Windows Media Centre to record and watch your favourite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. You will also be able to connect Windows Vista Home Premium to your Microsoft Xbox 360 to extend your Media Centre experience to multiple rooms in your home.
Vista Recommended Tech Spec:
- 1 GHz 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64) processor
- 1 GB of system memory
- Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum), Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel
- 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space
- DVD ROM Drive
- Audio output capability
- Internet access capability
Please note: lower spec machines can run Windows Vista, but you will lose a lot of features and functionality