Windows Vista Ultimate is the choice for those who want to have it all. Easily shift between the worlds of productivity and play with the most complete edition of Windows Vista. Ultimate provides the power, security, and mobility features needed for work, and all the entertainment features that you want for fun.
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When you want to have it all, including the ability to shift smoothly between the worlds of play and productivity, there's Windows Vista Ultimate. You'll never have to worry about having the most advanced capabilities—they're all here. This edition of Windows Vista offers an advanced, business-focused infrastructure, mobile productivity, and a premium home digital entertainment experience, all in a single offering.
Specifically, Windows Vista Ultimate offers all of the features found in Windows Vista Home Premium, including Windows Media Center, Windows Movie Maker with high-definition support, and Windows DVD Maker. It also offers all of the features found in Windows Vista Business, including business networking, centralized management tools, and advanced system backup features. And Windows Vista Ultimate has all of the new security and data protection features that help take Windows Vista to a whole new level of dependability.
In addition, Windows Vista Ultimate includes support for all of the new mobility features in Windows Vista, including Windows Tablet and Touch Technology, Windows SideShow, Windows Mobility Center, and other new, advanced mobility features.
Everything you need to work more easily and effectively:
Windows Aero offers an elegant, more visually compelling desktop experience, giving you a greater ability to visualize and work with your information and a smoother, more stable desktop experience.
Instant Search helps you find whatever you need quickly and easily, whether it's on your PC, on your network, or on the Internet—or even within your e-mail.
With Complete PC Backup and Restore, you can not only back up your personal documents and files, you can also back up all of your operating system files and programs—everything on your hard disk drive. In the event of a catastrophic hardware failure, you can use Complete PC Backup and Restore to get your entire PC back to normal in one easy step.
Take advantage of all the safety features available in Windows Vista:
If you have confidential and valuable information stored on your PC, Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption helps ensure the integrity of that information by encrypting your entire hard drive. Only you have access to that information—even if your PC is lost, stolen, or decommissioned.
Using User Account Control, you can confidently allow your children to use your PC, and lessen the risk that they will install malicious software or make harmful changes to the PC.
Provide the critical first line of defense. A smarter, more easily configured, and automatically running Windows Firewall helps protect you against many types of malicious software.
Encrypting File System helps protect sensitive information and data from being shared outside of your company by enabling you to password-protect shared documents.
Windows Vista Ultimate includes support for joining a network domain—a standard business networking feature that enables improved security and manageability for business PCs. Windows Vista Ultimate also includes support for Group Policy. This helps system administrators save time and reduce security risks by configuring wireless network settings, removable storage devices, printers, Internet Explorer, and even power-management settings centrally and automatically. In addition, Windows Vista Ultimate includes the essential IT infrastructure found in Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Enterprise so that your PCs and IT infrastructure can grow as your business grows and thrives.
Everything you need for a more entertaining experience:
Windows Vista Ultimate includes Windows Media Center so that you can enjoy your entire digital entertainment library on your PC or on your television. Use your Media Center remote control or your mouse to view your photos in a cinematic slide show, browse your music collection by cover art, easily play DVDs, or watch and record your favorite TV shows. Media Center even makes it easy to download movies and enjoy them whenever you want.
Burn your photo slide shows and home movies to a professional-looking video DVD with Windows DVD Maker, and watch them on a standard DVD player or on the PC of your choice.
Take Windows Media Center to the next level and enjoy all of your digital entertainment on TVs throughout your home (not just in the room where your PC resides) with support for Xbox 360 and other consumer electronics connected to your home network.
Windows Photo Gallery, included in Windows Vista Ultimate, offers a better and more flexible way of acquiring, organizing, fixing, sharing, and printing your digital photos and home videos. You can take advantage of keyword "tags," a star rating system, and built-in Instant Search to manage and organize your photos and find them again quickly and easily. Windows Photo Gallery includes the most important photo-editing features, making it quick and easy to crop, fix red eye, and even adjust the exposure and color of your digital photos. Windows Photo Gallery also enables you to play slide shows of your photos and videos together on your PC, choosing from several themes and templates, setting them to music, or even watching them on your TV.
With Windows Vista Ultimate, you can play the latest high-performance PC games with stunning 3-D visuals. From the simple to the spectacular, there are Games for Windows for every age and ability, either on your PC or online. And with DirectX 10 included, only Windows Vista will be able to run the latest, most graphically advanced games in the market.