A world above and beyond Windows XP
The most complete edition of Windows Vista - with the power, security, and mobility features that you need for work, and all of the entertainment features that you want for fun
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.
Exclusive to Windows Vista are Windows Ultimate Extras. These cutting-edge programs, innovative services, and unique publications provide a richer computing experience for Windows Vista Ultimate users. Windows Ultimate Extras currently available include:
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 Complete PC 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 Complete PC
Restore to get your entire PC back to normal in one easy step.
With new self-healing technologies, Windows Vista Ultimate can automatically identify and fix problems as they occur - helping keep disruptions to a minimum.
Windows Vista Ultimate is available in 35 languages - simultaneously. If you have a multilingual household or are learning a new language, you can install as many languages as you want and even switch between them as easily as logging off and back on again. In addition, if your family shares a single PC, each family member can use his or her preferred language to interact with the PC.
Enhanced Windows Fax and Scan provides flexible, integrated faxing and scanning capabilities in one convenient location on your PC that make it easier to send and receive faxes, scan documents and images, and share those resources with other people. Windows Fax and Scan also helps you get more from your multifunction printing devices.
Windows SuperFetch helps improve PC responsiveness and helps make system performance more consistent. Windows SuperFetch tracks which applications you use most often and when you use them - and then it preloads those applications into memory to ensure quick access.
For smaller home and business networks, use Network Center to visually check the connection status of PCs and devices, and to troubleshoot connection problems from a single interface and without additional IT support.