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Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista. Windows Vista 6 Editions Windows Vista Starter Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows.

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1 Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista

2 Windows Vista 6 Editions Windows Vista Starter Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Ultimate 2/13

3 Windows Vista Starter Available only to emerging markets where software piracy runs rampant. Not available in developed technology markets, such as the US, European Union, Japan, and Australia Only 3 Applications can be launched simultaneously No incoming network connections Memory limited to 2GB Single 32 bit processors only 3/13

4 Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Aero not available Single Processor Memory Limited to 8GB 4/13

5 Windows Vista Home Premium All the features of Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Aero Integrated Operating System Search functionality Windows Media Center capabilities: Can watch and record HDTV and connect to an Xbox360 Windows Tablet cabilities: digital pen and touch screen interfaces. Integrated DVD authoring Extra Games File System Encryption Photo management applications Limited to a single physical processor Memory Limited to 16GB 5/13

6 Windows Vista Business Similar to Windows XP Professional Does not include Media Center Windows Aero Integrated operating system search functionality Windows tablet capabilities IIs Web Server Fax Support Remote Desktop Previous version support Dual physical processor support Memory Limited to 128GB 6/13

7 Windows Vista Enterprise All the features in Vista Business Virtual PC Express BitLocker Drive Encryption Subsystem for Unix-based applications Only Available via Microsoft Software Assurance or a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement 7/13

8 Windows Vista Ultimate All the features in Vista Home Premium All the features in Vista Enterprise DVD Ripping Support Podcast creation support WinSAT, which is used to improve gaming performance 8/13

9 Hardware Requirements To install Windows Vista successfully, your system must meet certain hardware requirements. 9/13

10 Hardware Requirements Windows Vista Capable PC 800 MHz processor 512 MB memory 20 GB hard drive; 15 GB free DirectX 9 video card –capable of 800 x 600 resolution CD or DVD drive 10/13

11 Hardware Requirements Windows Vista Premium Ready PC 1 GHz processor 1 GB memory 40 GB hard drive; 15 GB free DirectX 9 video card –Pixel Shader 2.0 –32 bits per pixel –memory dependent on resolution 128MB to use AERO CD or DVD drive 11/13

12 Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) List of computers and peripheral hardware that have been tested with Windows Vista –Located at Vista Upgrade Advisor BIOS Compatibility Driver Requirements Hardware not on the HCL may work with Windows Vista, but Microsoft Support might not help you support your system. 12/13

13 Clean Install or Upgrade? Can purchase upgrade copy for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP –Can perform in-place upgrade for Windows XP only! –Must perform clean install with Windows 2000 Professional Must purchase full version for all other operating systems 13/13

14 In-Place Upgrade Options To From Home Basic Home Premium BusinessUltimate 2000 Pro No XP Home Yes XP Media NoYesNoYes XP Pro No Yes XP Tablet No Yes XP Pro 64-bit No 14/13

15 Upgrade Considerations Application Compatibility Issues –Not all applications written for earlier versions of Windows will work with Vista If compatible, you may have to reinstall. If not, then either purchase upgraded version that is, or run in compatibility mode which we will cover later. Hardware Compatibility Issues –Not all peripherals have drivers that are Vista compliant. 15/13

16 Migrating Files and Settings Windows Easy Transfer –Can be used to transfer files and settings from Windows XP SP2 computer to your new Vista computer. User Accounts Folders and files Program Settings Internet Settings Favorites Email messages, contacts, settings –Migrates only files from Windows 2000 SP4 16/13

17 Migrating Files and Settings User State Migration Tool –Used to migrate large numbers of users over automated deployments –Similar to Windows Easy Transfer with the following differences USMT is more configurable and can specify which files and settings are transferred. USMT is scriptable and uses command line utilities. 17/13

18 Other Installation Options Disk Space Partitioning –Partition Sizes System partition: Boot Files and MBR Boot partition: Vista files C:\windows Windows Update and Security Settings Language and Locale –Language to be used will determine things such as currency, numbers, date/time 18/13

19 Installation Process Three main steps: –Collecting Information –Installing/Upgrading Windows –Set Up Windows 19/13

20 Installation Process Collecting Information: –Language –Local Settings –Product Key –License Terms –Type of Installation –Install Location 20/13

21 Installation Process Installing/Upgrading Windows: –All files are copied from Setup program to the hard drive –There are reboots involved –Files are expanded –Features are installed –Updates are installed –Installation completed 21/13

22 Installation Process Set Up Windows: –Configure user accounts Picture, password, password hint –Specify computer name Must be unique –Select update and feature settings Windows update, Explorer Phishing –Configure time and date 22/13

23 Troubleshooting Installation Four key troubleshooting areas: –Identifying Common Installation Problems –Installing Non Supported Hard Drives –Dealing with Incompatible Software Applications Start-All Programs-Accessories- Program Compatibility Wizard –Troubleshooting with Installation Log Files Action Log \Windows\setupact.log Error Log \Windows\setuperr.log 23/13

24 Dual-Boot and Multi-Boot Considerations Install older operating systems before installing newer operating systems –Older operating systems will ruin the Vista operating system Install each operating system on a separate partition Basic vs. Dynamic Disks –Only Windows 2000, XP Pro, Server 2003, and Vista can see Dynamic Disks 24/13

25 Dual-Boot and Multi-Boot Considerations NTFS / FAT32 / FAT16 –All Windows operating systems can see FAT partitions, but only NT4 with SP4, Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003 can recognize NTFS Disk Compression –Vista can not read Windows 9x compressed disks. Only NTFS compression. Encryption –Vista encrypted files can not be read by earlier versions. Boot.ini no longer available in Vista –Replaced with BCDEdit To edit boot options 25/13

26 Post-Installation Procedures Windows Activation –To reduce software piracy –Unless you have a corporate license, you have to activate –30-day grace period –Command line: slmgr - rearm Windows Update –Critical Updates –Service Packs –Drivers Windows Ultimate Extras –Backgrounds –Texas Hold’em and other games –Sounds 26/13

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