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Windows Vista Home Basic Edition - General Overview

According to Microsoft, Windows Vista Home Basic is a good choice if you simply have basic computing needs, such as e-mail, browsing the Internet and viewing photos. With this edition, you'll be able to find what you're looking for on your PC and the Web more quickly than ever. It's easy to set up and it helps you use your PC more securely and reliably. If you simply want to use your computer for basic tasks, then Windows Vista Home Basic will deliver a safer, more reliable, and more productive computing environment.


Safer And More Reliable

You can benefit from the advanced security features of Windows Vista. Microsoft has worked hard over the years ever since Windows XP, and the result of that work is the most secure version of Windows yet. All Windows Vista editions include new tools, such as the automatically running Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, which can help decrease the number of pop-up ads and lessen the security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. Windows Vista Home Basic is designed so that you and your family can focus on what's most important to you and spend less time worrying about your safety.

Easier To Set Up And Use

Enjoy easier setup and long-term peace of mind. Your move to Windows Vista will be straightforward. By using Windows Easy Transfer, you can automatically copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, and settings from your old PC to your new Windows Vista-based PC. Additionally, new 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 Vista Home Basic contains all of the basic features to make your computing experience easier, safer, and more reliable. 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 use certain web sites or games.

Suggested full package retail price, $149.99 USD. Suggested upgrade retail price, $49.99 USD.

Windows Vista Home Basic is the edition of Windows for users with the most basic computing needs. The features in Windows Vista Home Basic also form the foundation of all of the other editions of Windows Vista, including Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate.


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