Vista Business Upgrade Questions from an XP guy


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WSR

Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both sides of
the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from some
unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle Vista
if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding upgrading to
Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[
 
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PvdG42

WSR said:
Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both sides of
the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[

I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
W

WSR

My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter won't
support the Aero user interface.


PvdG42 said:
WSR said:
Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[

I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter won't
support the Aero user interface.


So run Windows 7 without Aero. You don't get Aero with Vista either.

I completely agree with PvdG42. It makes no sense to go to Vista now.

PvdG42 said:
WSR said:
Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[

I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
D

Drew

Geez.. can you even buy vista anymore??

Ken Blake said:
My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter
won't
support the Aero user interface.


So run Windows 7 without Aero. You don't get Aero with Vista either.

I completely agree with PvdG42. It makes no sense to go to Vista now.

PvdG42 said:
Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog
website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both
sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest
SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to
Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[


I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Geez.. can you even buy vista anymore??


Sure. Amazon.com and many other places sell it.

But I wouldn't recommend it today.


Ken Blake said:
My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter
won't
support the Aero user interface.


So run Windows 7 without Aero. You don't get Aero with Vista either.

I completely agree with PvdG42. It makes no sense to go to Vista now.

Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog
website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both
sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest
SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to
Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[


I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
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Drew

Even though I never had a problem with it I would not either!

Ken Blake said:
Geez.. can you even buy vista anymore??


Sure. Amazon.com and many other places sell it.

But I wouldn't recommend it today.


Ken Blake said:
My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter
won't
support the Aero user interface.


So run Windows 7 without Aero. You don't get Aero with Vista either.

I completely agree with PvdG42. It makes no sense to go to Vista now.



Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog
website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both
sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it
from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest
SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to
Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will
handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[


I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
S

Sascha

Vista Business and Enterprise are supported until at least 2015 per
Microsofts Lifecycle policy, if Vista gets a SP3 ( which is likely at the
time around when 7s SP1 is out ) then 2 years extra.

Stuff developed for 7 will run on Vista too, thanks to Net Framework 3.5 and
the platform updates.

Not everybody needs and/or likes Windows7.

Especially the missing features ( Windows Teamwork in Vista = no replacment
in 7 ! ) are a no-go for many.

All the hype how good 7 is.. blablah . Windows Vista at Sp2 Patchlevel with
some minor tweaks is the same speed as 7.

Vista is much cheaper available now than 7. In germany OEM discs of Vista
Ultimate sell roughly around 80Euro whereas 7 Home edition is over 100.

See ebay for used discs, just watch out that the disc is a hologrammed
original MS disc and no branded third party disc. and the Key of course. If
internet activation is not possible, just call MS hotline, they always
arrange it that customer gets activated if the key is genuine.

Don't fall for Win7 hype.






Ken Blake said:
Geez.. can you even buy vista anymore??


Sure. Amazon.com and many other places sell it.

But I wouldn't recommend it today.


Ken Blake said:
My Win7 Upgrade Advisor report states that my current graphics adapter
won't
support the Aero user interface.


So run Windows 7 without Aero. You don't get Aero with Vista either.

I completely agree with PvdG42. It makes no sense to go to Vista now.



Is MS selling Vista Business anymore? I go on the Windows Catalog
website
and I can't find it being offered.

I have a perfectly functioning Win XP SP3 laptop. I've heard both
sides
of the upgrade issue.

1. Where can I buy Windows Vista Business? I don't want to get it
from
some unreputable vendor. Will the version I buy contain the latest
SP's?
2. My XP was OEM, does that cause major issues when upgrading to
Vista?
3. I ran the Vista upgrade advisor and it states my laptop will
handle
Vista if a do a few tasks first. Are the other resources regarding
upgrading to Vista on the web?

Any thoughts, opinions, experiences are welcome.

Regards,

(B^>)-]=[


I'd suggest you go to Win 7. Why "upgrade" to the past?
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Even though I never had a problem with it I would not either!


To clarify my point, I also ever had a problem with it. But it's
yesterday's operating system, and good as Vista was, Windows 7 is
today's operating system, and even better. Buying Vista today is a
step backward.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I hate it when that n just jumps off the page like that!


LOL! I type very poorly and I'm very prone to typos. Most of the time,
the typos are innocuous and don't confuse the issue (like "teh"
instead of "the"), so I don't bother correcting them, but this one
reversed the meaning.

 
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Drew

Understood totally Ken! what is really funny and how strange the mind works
is I never noticed until your reply
 

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