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Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference, Upgrading, Deploying, Managing, and Securing Windows 7

Creator: Jorge Orchilles, Denny Cherry | Computers - 2010-04-22

The next section will discuss 32-bit and 64-bit computing in detail. Depending on how Windows Vista was obtained, ... Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit – same as Basic but for 64-bit ■ Windows Vista Home Premium – premium home user ...

Publisher: Syngress

About this book
Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference gives you a complete overview of all the important day-to-day duties for which administrators are responsible. From a complete overview of upgrading and implementing to a detailed view of security in Windows 7, this book will keep you on track. Coverage includes: installing and deployment, managing the new Windows 7 environment, overview of the new desktop features, and technical help for troubleshooting and networking (to name a few). Written by current systems administrators with a deep experience in Windows, security, and networked and enterprise environments, this book is like having your own on-site consultant in the trenches with you. Each chapter of Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator's Reference is designed to give you easy access to the answers you need most. Whether you are looking for quick troubleshooting information, a compilation of the new desktop environment, or even virtualization and mobility information, you'll find it quickly. Covers Powershell V2, Bitlocker, and mobility issues Includes comprehensive details for configuration, deployment, and troubleshooting Consists of content written for system administrators by system administrators



305 pages

Exam 98-349, Mta Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Creator: Microsoft Official Academic Course | Computers - 2012-05-15

Lesson Features Introducing, Installing, and Upgrading Windows 7 LESSON 1 EXAM OBJECTIVE MATRIX Exam Objective Matrix ... (You'll learn about 32-bit and 64-bit systems later in the lesson.) Of the six editions, only Home Premium, ...

Publisher: Wiley



618 pages

Microsoft Windows Vista

Creator: Chris Fehily | Computers - 2008-04-11

Windows Anytime Upgrade Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), new in Vista, lets you upgrade your copy of Vista to another edition . You can upgrade from Home Basic to Home Premium, or from any Home or Business edition to Ultimate .

About this book
Microsoft's Windows Vista will open up for its users a whole new way of using their PCs. With plenty of screenshots to guide users along the way, respected author Chris Fehily takes readers through Vista's breakthrough capabilities, including its new user interface, Sidebar, Internet Explorer, Media Player, anti-spyware, Mail, SideShow, and photo-sharing capabilities; as well as all the new enhancements included in the Service Pack 1 update. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will deliver improvements and enhancements to the existing Vista features that will significantly impact customers, and this book is the quickest way to mastering them! The updates in Windows Vista SP1 cover quality improvements (reliability, security, and performance), support for emerging hardware and standards, and more. Windows Vista SP1 will include improvements that target some of the most common causes of crashes and hangs, giving users a more consistent experience.


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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (81 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Turned an old XP computer into a new one!

    With Microsoft ending its support of XP on April 8th, I knew I had to do something about one of our older Dell computers that's been running XP for the last -- wow maybe 8 years? A little voice told me I should just spend $400 on a new computer instead of $100 on a new OS but the old computer works fine and was pretty fast on XP, and the Windows Upgrade Advisor (free download, google it) told me that the unit would have no problems with Windows 7.So I copied all of my picture and document files off of the computer onto an external hard drive and booted this DVD. It only took about 10 minutes to install Windows 7 and yes, the hardest part is reading the micro type on the password key to unlock the copy of Windows. I took a picture with my iPhone and then zoomed in to read the numbers but even with that one number was VERY hard to read. After activation I spent the next hour or so configuring the computer, and I used Windows Easy Transfer (another free program from... 5/5 Goldengate "Goldengate" (San Francisco, where else?) - See all my reviews, March 9, 2014

    Initially... "Oh no, I bought the wrong thing". But I was happy later.

    0 4/5 bob koolage 3rd - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) Initially... "Oh no, I bought the wrong thing" because the packaging had language on it that stated it was for a NEW build. As I was trying to upgrade my gal's computer from VISTA, I was afraid it would wipe it clean... but I tried it anyway and surprise... it gave me an 'upgrade' choice. So all worked out fine, and at a reasonable price too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 6, 2014

    Works great for building a pc or in bootcamp

    0 5/5 John (usa) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) I used this to install on bootcamp for my mac book pro 15 retina. It came in a little paper and installed quickly. No problems. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 28, 2014
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    Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation.
    Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.
    Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.
    This OEM Windows product IS NOT an upgrade product. This Windows product does not come with Microsoft support and requires a clean install, which is complicated and will not save anything currently on the computer.
    System Builder OEM Windows is intended for Pre-Install on a new PC. This product ships in a white envelope. See below for more details.


  • Microsoft Software

    Office 365 Home Premium 1yr Subscription Key Card

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (194 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Touch interface, faster performance, business subscription may have better value

    It has been 10 years since the new versions of office documents (docx, pptx etc) were introduced. For better or worse, Ribbon interface is here to stay. Is there something new that Microsoft can bring to the table?I write as a sole proprietor who has been using Office 365 Enterprise for half a year. I installed Office 2013 RTM (i.e. final version) about a month earlier than the official release in late January 2013. My review will answer 1) why and who should upgrade to Office 2013 and 2) which version (Home & Business, Pro, Office 365 Home Premium, Small Business or Enterprise) to choose.For Q1 (who should and why upgrade), my short answer is: upgrade if you are: a) using a touch computer; b) you own several computers and use all of them to edit the same documents; c) you are running on a slow computer and wants some extra speed. Otherwise there is no need to upgrade from 2007/2010. 2003 users will have to decide whether they want to make the switch to... 3/5 Mr. Queensway, the "right" Barrister - See all my reviews This review is from: Office 365 Home Premium 1yr Subscription Key Card (Software) It has been 10 years since the new versions of office documents (docx, pptx etc) were introduced. For better or worse, Ribbon interface is here to stay. Is there something new that Microsoft can bring to the table?I write as a sole proprietor who has been using Office 365 Enterprise for half a year. I installed Office 2013 RTM (i.e. final version) about a month earlier than the official release in late January 2013. My review will answer 1) why and who should upgrade to Office 2013 and 2) which version (Home & Business, Pro, Office 365 Home Premium, Small Business or Enterprise) to choose.For Q1 (who should and why upgrade), my short answer is: upgrade if you are: a) using a touch computer; b) you own several computers and use all of them to edit the same documents; c) you are running on a slow computer and wants some extra speed. Otherwise there is no need to upgrade from 2007/2010. 2003 users will have to decide whether they want to make the switch to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2013

    Fantastic Solution To Office On Several Computers

    Most of us have had the experience of installing software on a computer and then having to later re-install it because we bought a new computer, replaced a defective one or re-installed Windows. It is very annoying to have to contact the software company to re-install your software on the same machine. Too often the response is "I'm sorry that software has already been installed, you'll have to buy a new one".Office 365 takes all the annoyance out. You install the entire Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers (Mac or PC, or combo of both). Here is what is great. If you install it on a new computer that turns out to be defective, you can deactivate that installation of Office so it never counts against the 5 which you are allotted. I recently had the experience of installing Office 365 on 2 new but defective laptops...no problem. Microsoft allowed me to deactivate both installations. So I still have my 5 allowed installs. This is a great feature.The... 5/5 Gadget Man "Gadget Man" (California) - See all my reviews, May 5, 2013

    Office 365 Home Premium: Fast and functional

    For most of us, Microsoft Office is the de-facto standard of office suites, with Word being the predominant program. It wasn't always this way, as those who have been computer users for some years will remember well. In fact, we may have all been running WordPerfect Office with its affiliated programs if it wasn't for some strange twists in computer history beginning in the 1990s.There are a number of variations of this Microsoft Office suite that can be found here, but this review is specifically focused on . This version is is a one-year subscription downloaded from 'Net by entering a product key card, and is licensed for up to five users on PCs, Windows 8 tablets, and Macs (with some limitations - see the specs). It offers the current versions of Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Word,... 4/5 John Williamson (NYC & Bucks County, PA) - See all my reviews, September 30, 2013
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    Install on up to 5 PCs and Windows 8 tablets, Macs, and select mobile devices.
    Licensed for one user to install on up to five devices. Box includes one Product Key Card - No Disc.
    NOTE: Office 365 Home Premium is an annual subscription with 1 year included at initial purchase and requires renewal at term end to maintain full access.
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.
    NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.


  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

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    Rating (137 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Fast and very stable, but I miss the traditional "Start" button

    The "System Builder" version of Windows 8.1 is for installation on a new computer (with no operating system installed) or on a computer that is NOT currently running Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP. This product ("System Builder") is NOT for upgrading; if you are upgrading from a previous version of Windows, then get the upgrade package (available from the Microsoft website).This is the "OEM" version of Windows 8.1: this means you can't get technical support from Microsoft; it also means you can activate it on one (and only one) computer (ever). If you want technical support and/or the potential to transfer the license to a new computer, then look at the "full" version ().This is NOT the "Professional" version of Windows 8.1. Make sure you are selecting the version you need/want... 5/5 SeekingTraveler "SeekingTraveler" - See all my reviews, February 1, 2014

    Runs on Bootcamp iMac 2012

    You can only install this on one computer. Installing it even inside a Virtual Machine (such as Parallels on a iMAC) will require a reactivation call to Microsoft, deactivating the other, previous install. I placed this on a dual boot iMac 2012 bootcamp Mountain Lion allocating 64 gig of space out of its 1000 gig fusion drove. You can only use the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 (as this is).The install on my 2012 iMac went well enough if bootcamp instructions are followed, I did not have any problems losing the keyboard even though they were wireless. Programs are to be installed on an external drive to save internal hard drive space. The drivers for USB 3 are included in Windows 8.1 so there should be no issues installing this on a 2012 Mac, my main reason for getting this over Windows 7. Some instructions for Windows 7 under bootcamp had a fair amount of user comments relating to having to obtain the USB 3 drivers before Windows 7 would recognize the keyboard /... 4/5 SteamaZon - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit (Software) You can only install this on one computer. Installing it even inside a Virtual Machine (such as Parallels on a iMAC) will require a reactivation call to Microsoft, deactivating the other, previous install. I placed this on a dual boot iMac 2012 bootcamp Mountain Lion allocating 64 gig of space out of its 1000 gig fusion drove. You can only use the 64 bit version of Windows 8.1 (as this is).The install on my 2012 iMac went well enough if bootcamp instructions are followed, I did not have any problems losing the keyboard even though they were wireless. Programs are to be installed on an external drive to save internal hard drive space. The drivers for USB 3 are included in Windows 8.1 so there should be no issues installing this on a 2012 Mac, my main reason for getting this over Windows 7. Some instructions for Windows 7 under bootcamp had a fair amount of user comments relating to having to obtain the USB 3 drivers before Windows 7 would recognize the keyboard /... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2013

    The minus is the full-page apps that only operate in full-page mode, and that is a BIG minus. I'm OK with Start Page

    The pluses are Windows 8.1 loads fast, and operates fast. The native search functions within the help page are pretty good.But the really, really, really frustrating thing is the full-page apps. Since this is a desktop operating system, you should be able to toggle between operating in full-page to operating the app within a window in a traditional desktop. Not being able to toggle betwene full-page mode and traditional windows mode greatly diminishes functionality compared to everything being a normal window (which, of course, can be expanded to full-screen mode anyway).I'm not sure what Microsoft was thinking with this. When I use a browser, I often want to open other programs - i.e. using the browser to look up something about the app I am using. If I use one of these full-page apps, I feel like I am crippled, and on Windows 8, there are MANY MANY apps that only operate in full-page mode.That said, I have NO PROBLEM with a Start Page instead... 2/5 James T. Barringer "Just the facts, Ma'm" (Princeton, NJ) - See all my reviews, January 25, 2014
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    The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail, people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
    The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as unique as you are.
    It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.


  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Starter to Home Premium]

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (179 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Great for netbooks, but little else

    This product is only for computers running Windows 7 Starter, so if you are hoping to upgrade from XP or Vista with this kit you are out of luck. If you bought a Windows 7 netbook, chances are you have Windows 7 Starter and have already noticed a few shortcomings of the "netbook-friendly" OS. Among those are the inability to change the background or theme without assistance of 3rd party software, no Windows Media Center, and lack of Aero enhancements such as Glass (translucent borders) and Peek (thumbnail previews of open windows). Starter also lacks a 64-bit version and caps memory at 2GB, but the Atom processors in most netbooks are 32-bit and only support up to 2GB RAM.Windows Anytime Upgrade is a convenient way to increase functionality without spending extra on a full upgrade kit. The case contains only a product key, no disc, so no external DVD drive is needed. Windows 7 installs all of the components for all versions regardless of which is being installed, locking... 4/5 sakanagai "sakanagai" - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Starter to Home Premium] This product is only for computers running Windows 7 Starter, so if you are hoping to upgrade from XP or Vista with this kit you are out of luck. If you bought a Windows 7 netbook, chances are you have Windows 7 Starter and have already noticed a few shortcomings of the "netbook-friendly" OS. Among those are the inability to change the background or theme without assistance of 3rd party software, no Windows Media Center, and lack of Aero enhancements such as Glass (translucent borders) and Peek (thumbnail previews of open windows). Starter also lacks a 64-bit version and caps memory at 2GB, but the Atom processors in most netbooks are 32-bit and only support up to 2GB RAM.Windows Anytime Upgrade is a convenient way to increase functionality without spending extra on a full upgrade kit. The case contains only a product key, no disc, so no external DVD drive is needed. Windows 7 installs all of the components for all versions regardless of which is being installed, locking... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 8, 2009

    Upgraded from inferior product

    0 3/5 D. Vajdak "Online buyer" (Aggieland, TX) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Starter to Home Premium] Does what it's supposed to do. The "No discs, no delay" is deceiving. When you order from Amazon, you don't just get the upgrade code emailed to you instantly, you actually have to wait for a package to be delivered. There is no disc, just the upgrade code. Seems like it could be done online so you don't have to wait several days for a little card to be delivered. A waste of time and packaging. The delivery method is the reason I'm giving it a lower number of stars.Windows 7 Starter needs to be done away with. Just because you have a small portable laptop does not mean that you want only a few basic features. Shame on Microsoft for making this version that almost forces an experienced user to upgrade. It's just a ploy to get more $$$. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2010

    Decided to forgo the upgrade

    0 4/5 David M. Wenning - See all my reviews, March 18, 2010
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    Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
    Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation
    Move up to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows 7 Starter with Windows Anytime Upgrade
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    Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC


  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - Upgrade [Old Version]

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    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.1/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Cheaper than buying the non-upgrade version.

    I've had my issues with Windows 8 when it first came out, but to be honest, I've gotten over a lot of them. I don't like the fact that the typical start menu has been taken away, and I'm not a fan of the tile menu, but overall I've actually noticed I have to go through far less clicking to get to what I want. Once you figure out exactly how to use Windows 8, you'll be flying through all the menus at almost half the time you would on Windows 7 or XP.As long as you can read, you'll notice that this is an upgrade, not a bootable install. In order to install Windows 8 with this upgrade, you must at least have Windows Xp, Vista, or 7. It doesn't matter if it is 32-bit or 64-bit (unless you want 64-bit and you currently have 32-bit, but I'll get to that in a moment.)Upgrading is easy. Just have any of Windows XP-7 preinstalled on your PC, insert the disc, and the install goes from there. This upgrade comes with both a Windows 8 32-bit disc, and a Windows 8 64-bit... 4/5 AnthrSolidSnake - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) I've had my issues with Windows 8 when it first came out, but to be honest, I've gotten over a lot of them. I don't like the fact that the typical start menu has been taken away, and I'm not a fan of the tile menu, but overall I've actually noticed I have to go through far less clicking to get to what I want. Once you figure out exactly how to use Windows 8, you'll be flying through all the menus at almost half the time you would on Windows 7 or XP.As long as you can read, you'll notice that this is an upgrade, not a bootable install. In order to install Windows 8 with this upgrade, you must at least have Windows Xp, Vista, or 7. It doesn't matter if it is 32-bit or 64-bit (unless you want 64-bit and you currently have 32-bit, but I'll get to that in a moment.)Upgrading is easy. Just have any of Windows XP-7 preinstalled on your PC, insert the disc, and the install goes from there. This upgrade comes with both a Windows 8 32-bit disc, and a Windows 8 64-bit... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 23, 2013

    Will the GUI Stick With You?

    BEFORE YOU UPGRADE: stop by the Microsoft website and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant (link in the comments). This program will comb through your system and offer you detailed analysis of what will and won't upgrade. It offers links to articles that explain in detail what you may need to do, and it can save you a lot of headaches. For example, I have a laptop with no USB drivers--yet! I now have a link to the manufacturer's website that I've bookmarked and when drivers become available I'll upgrade that machine too.Windows 7 has been a well-received OS, so the case for upgrading to Windows 8 has been difficult for Microsoft to make. While the look and feel of Windows 8 is strikingly different, for the most part it boils down to one huge change: the Start Menu that we have had since Windows 95 is no longer a menu. Icons are now displayed as tiles of varying widths in a full-screen splash. Some of this makes sense in that some of today's programs are more like... 3/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, October 26, 2012

    An Xbox that can run TurboTax (maybe)

    Amazon has made an understandable error in listing Windows 8 under "Software". Its correct listing should be under "Toys".Contrary to what Microsoft would have you believe, Windows 8 is not an operating system; it's an entertainment platform that turns your hard-working computer into an Xbox that can run TurboTax (maybe). It's sloppily-organized, counter-intuitive, stuffed with brainless gadgets and specifically designed to insult your intelligence at every click of your mouse.And that's not just my opinion only. Dr. Philip Greenspun is well-known Internet entrepreneur, high-tech critic and professor at MIT, and he thinks Windows 8 sucks, too. I can't link directly to his site from here, but searching with a few keywords will bring up the page pronto. (It's probably the single most famous review of Windows 8 on the Web.)Dr. Greenspun calls Windows 8 "A Christmas gift for someone you hate". I like that.Microsoft's priorities when... 1/5 Westermann - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - Upgrade [Old Version] (Software) Amazon has made an understandable error in listing Windows 8 under "Software". Its correct listing should be under "Toys".Contrary to what Microsoft would have you believe, Windows 8 is not an operating system; it's an entertainment platform that turns your hard-working computer into an Xbox that can run TurboTax (maybe). It's sloppily-organized, counter-intuitive, stuffed with brainless gadgets and specifically designed to insult your intelligence at every click of your mouse.And that's not just my opinion only. Dr. Philip Greenspun is well-known Internet entrepreneur, high-tech critic and professor at MIT, and he thinks Windows 8 sucks, too. I can't link directly to his site from here, but searching with a few keywords will bring up the page pronto. (It's probably the single most famous review of Windows 8 on the Web.)Dr. Greenspun calls Windows 8 "A Christmas gift for someone you hate". I like that.Microsoft's priorities when... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 10, 2013
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    Stay safer with Windows Defender
    Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles
    Running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista? Upgrade to Windows 8 with Windows 8 Pro
    Encrypt your data with Bitlocker
    Once you install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 is available as a free update directly from Microsoft


  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit for System Builders [DVD] [Old Version]

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Cheaper but no Micorosoft Support

    This version of Windows Vista is the OEM version, which means that it does not come with a box or a manual, just a "Quick Install" guide. This is the FULL version of Vista but another thing that it is lacking is support from Microsoft. Because this version is intended for (as the title suggests) system builders, whoever that may be, they are the people who are supposed to provide the End User Support not Microsoft. It does, however, still include Windows Update so there do not think that you will not be getting updates from Microsoft, because you do. But if you are building a computer for your grandmother, and she BSOD's Vista, its up to you to fix it; Not Microsoft. Another difference between this version and the full 400 $ version is that this version only comes with the 32 Bit version of Windows Vista, but the full version comes with both the 32 and 64 Bit versions. So if you are pretty technology Savvy and you do not need Microsoft's support and you know what type of processor (64... 4/5 Saki The Conqueror "Saki" (Knoxville, TN) - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit for System Builders [DVD] [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) This version of Windows Vista is the OEM version, which means that it does not come with a box or a manual, just a "Quick Install" guide. This is the FULL version of Vista but another thing that it is lacking is support from Microsoft. Because this version is intended for (as the title suggests) system builders, whoever that may be, they are the people who are supposed to provide the End User Support not Microsoft. It does, however, still include Windows Update so there do not think that you will not be getting updates from Microsoft, because you do. But if you are building a computer for your grandmother, and she BSOD's Vista, its up to you to fix it; Not Microsoft. Another difference between this version and the full 400 $ version is that this version only comes with the 32 Bit version of Windows Vista, but the full version comes with both the 32 and 64 Bit versions. So if you are pretty technology Savvy and you do not need Microsoft's support and you know what type of processor (64... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 4, 2007

    Is what it says an OEM.

    For the most part its been an OK transition. My recommendation is that you go slow and do your homework first. I'm running a P4, 3.2 GHZ X 800 with 1 GB Ram DDR (upgraded to 2 GB's max for this board),two hard drives, 200 GB (volume 1,2,3,) 160 GB(volume 4,bkf). I wanted a clean load so I backed up on DVD's and formated my hard drives. I chose volume 1 for the operating system alone so in case of problems I could rework it. I put all my programs in volume 2, I had all the original disks to reload if necessary(be careful with this if you have used downloaded software it often has a short time limit of downloading it again, on these I back them up to CD right away and file it for times like this). Volume 3 is for all the data, images, (my Photoshop needs space) ect. Volume 4 is an overflow for volume 3 data and all of my backup and is on a separate 160 GB internal hard drive. For me the time for this planning was well worth it. If you get it done up front it can save you hours or... 5/5 enviro (Texas) - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit for System Builders [DVD] [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) For the most part its been an OK transition. My recommendation is that you go slow and do your homework first. I'm running a P4, 3.2 GHZ X 800 with 1 GB Ram DDR (upgraded to 2 GB's max for this board),two hard drives, 200 GB (volume 1,2,3,) 160 GB(volume 4,bkf). I wanted a clean load so I backed up on DVD's and formated my hard drives. I chose volume 1 for the operating system alone so in case of problems I could rework it. I put all my programs in volume 2, I had all the original disks to reload if necessary(be careful with this if you have used downloaded software it often has a short time limit of downloading it again, on these I back them up to CD right away and file it for times like this). Volume 3 is for all the data, images, (my Photoshop needs space) ect. Volume 4 is an overflow for volume 3 data and all of my backup and is on a separate 160 GB internal hard drive. For me the time for this planning was well worth it. If you get it done up front it can save you hours or... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 18, 2007

    Surprised to find that Vista is actually stable and very nice

    After having read a lot of reviews on another "egg"cellent site, I was afraid that I would dislike Vista either for incompatibility or the sluggishness of it. I was bracing myself for the worst, but very pleasantly surprised to find that on my clean install, everything worked perfectly. Vista seems much more "automated" than XP and found all the drivers for my hardware automatically from the web. After the very easy install, which by the way, unlike XP, uses a graphical interface, I began to reinstall my software. I chose the 32 bit version of Vista because at the time of this review (Nov '07), Apple's iTunes v7.5 was still not compatible with the 64 bit version of Vista due to a programmer's bad judgment in creating a "hardpath" to a 32 bit Windows file. Evidently, this type of program is unlikely to see an easy fix to 64 bit compatibility.My software all installed without any problems, including Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, PC-Cillin 2007,... 5/5 E. Kim - See all my reviews, November 22, 2007
    List Price: $291.61
    Operating System - Windows Vista Ultimate
    Media - DVD
    Media Type - DVD-ROM
    Languages - English


  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version]

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (266 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Microsoft Software

    If you have XP, this beats buying a new computer.

    I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... 5/5 AZFlyer "John G." (Phoenix, AZ) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2013

    Easy to install. My old hard drive died, so i installed a new hard drive and used the Windows 7 System Builder successfully

    The 500Gb hard drive on my Dell XPS 420 died and I struggled with how to get the machine up and running again without too much expense. First, I knew I needed a new drive and since I have been running Carbonite (on-line/off-site backup) on this machine, I purchased a 1Tb SATA drive and replaced the failed drive. After reading a bunch of license notes on Microsoft's website and a bunch of user comments, I figured out that I could use the "System Builder" version of Windows 7, because I was essentially building a system (for me). The only downside to this version of Windows that I can tell is that it does not come with support. I suppose the support is me, since I am the system builder. The second issue could be a downside, but I don't see how, really. The "System Builder" version of Windows 7 is locked to the machine I installed it on, so I can't move it to a new machine. Here is the workaround , from what I have read. If you purchase any upgrade, you now have a movable,... 5/5 Scott Somers "Scott" (Detroit, MI USA) - See all my reviews, September 10, 2011

    Boot Camp it for MAC

    0 5/5 Necrops - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I was looking for a cheap Windows 7 disc for Boot Camp so that I could play Star Wars: The Old Republic when it comes out. After starting up the Boot Camp program all I had to do was insert the disk and let it run. This is great for anyone looking to get Windows 7 OS for Boot Camp for a cheap price, though I still prefer OS X Lion to Window 7. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 8, 2011
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version

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    Microsoft Software

    Better than Windows 8, still not better than Windows 7.

    Last year, I made the mistake of upgrading my Windows 7 Desktop System to Windows 8. I've been running Windows 8.1 since the Preview version that came out a few months ago, and the official release version that came out this week. While Windows 8.1 does make some improvements to Windows 8, it is still is not an O/S that is desktop friendly. On the positive side, you can now boot directly to your desktop without using a 3rd party utility, and the "Start Button" is back (sorta). On the negative side, Microsoft has still left out the "Media Center", and still charges a ridiculous $99 to purchase the "Pro-Pack" to regain the same functionality that was free in Windows 7(Home Premium). There is still lack of quality Windows 8 apps. Windows 8.1 does very little to improve navigation through the O/S if you're using a mouse/keyboard, and not a touchscreen. At least Microsoft did not attempt to charge Windows 8 users to upgrade.Windows 8.1 does fix some of the issues people running... 3/5 D. Hentze (United States) - See all my reviews, October 18, 2013

    The worst

    What makes Windows 8 such a disaster? Simple--it's an interface designed for a smartphone, not for a PC. Here's what that means. When you power on your PC, what you get instead of a normal Windows desktop is a brightly colored screen with a bunch of "tiles", most of which are advertisements for "apps" that you have little or no use for.There's no start button, no system tray (that bar at the bottom of a normal Windows desktop that lets you see at a glance what programs are running) no tools, no menus, no links to anything except the useless "apps".It turns out that if you hover your mouse pointer over certain parts of the screen, various cryptic flyout symbols (instead of easily understood menus) will appear. If you click on these symbols (and don't let your pointer slip off of them or they disappear and you have to go fishing for them again) you're taken into a confusing maze of options. Sound familiar? It's like a smart phone--but, of course a PC is not a phone... 1/5 Badger25 - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (Software) What makes Windows 8 such a disaster? Simple--it's an interface designed for a smartphone, not for a PC. Here's what that means. When you power on your PC, what you get instead of a normal Windows desktop is a brightly colored screen with a bunch of "tiles", most of which are advertisements for "apps" that you have little or no use for.There's no start button, no system tray (that bar at the bottom of a normal Windows desktop that lets you see at a glance what programs are running) no tools, no menus, no links to anything except the useless "apps".It turns out that if you hover your mouse pointer over certain parts of the screen, various cryptic flyout symbols (instead of easily understood menus) will appear. If you click on these symbols (and don't let your pointer slip off of them or they disappear and you have to go fishing for them again) you're taken into a confusing maze of options. Sound familiar? It's like a smart phone--but, of course a PC is not a phone... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 17, 2014

    Worst version of Windows by far.

    I'll start by saying that I didn't hate Vista. It wasn't good, but I thought that the amount of hate that it spawned was unjustified.Windows 8 (and 8.1) are awful, and they deserve every negative comment that I've seen. Microsoft tried to treat tablets, phones, and PCs as the same product and the result for PCs has been a disaster. If you prefer using a computer with a mouse and keyboard, then you will not like Windows 8/8.1. I've been using this OS for almost a year and I don't see even one improvement over Windows 7 in terms of usability, speed, or stability. For what it's worth, I thought Windows 7 was excellent.You may have heard that MS brought back the Start button in 8.1. They added something, but it is not the Start button. Left clicking it just takes you to the infernal tiles. Right clicking brings up essentially a list of system tools. You certainly can't click on it and expect to easily select the Word document that you'd recently been working... 1/5 Booyah (Northwest) - See all my reviews This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (Software) I'll start by saying that I didn't hate Vista. It wasn't good, but I thought that the amount of hate that it spawned was unjustified.Windows 8 (and 8.1) are awful, and they deserve every negative comment that I've seen. Microsoft tried to treat tablets, phones, and PCs as the same product and the result for PCs has been a disaster. If you prefer using a computer with a mouse and keyboard, then you will not like Windows 8/8.1. I've been using this OS for almost a year and I don't see even one improvement over Windows 7 in terms of usability, speed, or stability. For what it's worth, I thought Windows 7 was excellent.You may have heard that MS brought back the Start button in 8.1. They added something, but it is not the Start button. Left clicking it just takes you to the infernal tiles. Right clicking brings up essentially a list of system tools. You certainly can't click on it and expect to easily select the Word document that you'd recently been working... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 3, 2014
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  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Old Version]

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    Rating (904 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Best if you Plan Ahead

    Windows 7 Home Premium is the best version to choose for older machines and/or simpler networks. The "Backup" offered in 7 Pro can be done easily with free tools, and unless you need complex networking, 7 has what it takes to manage a home network. Last, the 'XP Mode' promised in 7 Pro and above will only work on hardware new enough to support "Virtualization Technology" (stop by Microsoft's website to learn more). This isn't the same as "XP Compatibility Mode", which you will still have for all versions of Windows 7 (there's a great video explanation of this on CNET's website in their Windows 7 Center at CNET TV).Some very important things you need to know about upgrading:1) There are two types of upgrade: "in-place" (where a Vista machine upgrades to 7 and you get to keep all your programs) and "clean" (where you lose all your old programs and settings).2) Anyone going from XP to 7 will have to go "clean".3) Anyone going from a different Vista... 4/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, November 1, 2009

    Worth the Wait

    I'll admit, I've been running Windows 7 for six months now: the preproduction version of it and have just upgraded to the gold code. So I have quite a bit of experience with the operating system. Let's get to the nitty gritty:Should you upgrade from Windows Vista? YES! I mean it - upgrade today.Windows 7 is quite simply faster, more stable, boots faster, goes to sleep faster, comes back from sleep faster, manages your files better and on top of that it's beautiful to look at and easy to use. Even the preproduction version of Windows 7 was better than my Vista with SP2.Should you upgrade from Windows XP? Maybe, but for different reasons.XP is a good operating system and if you don't need to add new hardware or software, XP is good. However, XP is old as an operating system. Also chances are that if you're running XP, you might not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7 - check the compatibility site at Microsoft to see if your system will... 5/5 Just Anonymous (Georgia, USA) - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009

    Questionable for Vista, consideration for XP

    I have now installed this on 3 Vista computers, and I must say that the result is underwhelming. By now, we can expect computer journalists to hype any Windows release; and to certain extent they are right - 7 does work better, but not that much better or differently from Vista if you have installed all updates and security releases from Microsoft. I had to uninstall anti-virus and selected other programs, some of which did not have listings in the "Programs and Features" Control Panel section. All of my upgrades took 2 to 3 hours; journalists claiming 45 minute upgrade times must not have had many programs installed on their computers. Once programs identified as potential problems had been removed, the upgrades completed uneventfully; and it works OK once installed.Value-wise, I think that the single computer upgrade is a loser for Vista users at current price levels. If you have two or more computers, the Home Premium 3-computer "family" upgrade is borderline. I will... 3/5 Robert L. Estes (Nashville, TN USA) - See all my reviews, October 27, 2009
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    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version]

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    Rating (102 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Microsoft Software

    How do-it-yourselfers do Windows.

    If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... 5/5 Joe Ekaitis "gray-haired geek" (Southern California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2011

    OEM Microsoft product

    I love the system builder version of Windows 7--- it installs the operating system only--- no junk, no ads, no nonsense. Instead if me having to spend hours deleting everything I do not need, I spend that time reinstalling my applications and being productive. What still surprises me is how fast it installs compared to all previous versions of Windows. I had the system to the point it was starting to update itself in less than 30-minutes which is awesome.I have installed both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions without a hitch. The only [minor] gripe is that I wish I could set it on autopilot to install ALL of the updates without any intervention back-to-back-to-back. It seems as though it goes through the motions of updating this group which then triggers that grouping. I know I can just leave auto update on and let it do it over time, but I want it all done now. So while doing some other things I would go back every 20-min to see if I need to do anything. After a few... 5/5 The Goat (Maryland) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) I love the system builder version of Windows 7--- it installs the operating system only--- no junk, no ads, no nonsense. Instead if me having to spend hours deleting everything I do not need, I spend that time reinstalling my applications and being productive. What still surprises me is how fast it installs compared to all previous versions of Windows. I had the system to the point it was starting to update itself in less than 30-minutes which is awesome.I have installed both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions without a hitch. The only [minor] gripe is that I wish I could set it on autopilot to install ALL of the updates without any intervention back-to-back-to-back. It seems as though it goes through the motions of updating this group which then triggers that grouping. I know I can just leave auto update on and let it do it over time, but I want it all done now. So while doing some other things I would go back every 20-min to see if I need to do anything. After a few... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 20, 2012

    There are a couple of shortcomings....

    0 3/5 Dan Z "-dan z-" (Northeast Tennessee, home of the free) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) Using this disk produces a Win-7 system with OEM as the character part of the product ID. Thus if you need support from Microsoft, you can not get it for free. They tell you to contact the computer manufacturer, who would presumably be the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) who installed Windows. You do have the option of paying for Microsoft support or asking questions on the Microsoft Forum (I have found that to be pretty useless).Also, this disk can not be used as a repair disk. It only has two modes: upgrade and install. "Upgrade" actually re-installs the operating system but supposedly saves your files and settings. Using either option requires registering the installation with Microsoft again, and the papers included with the disk indicate that, except in special circumstances, it can only be used once. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2013
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