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Windows Vista overview and FAQ

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Home is where you feel the most comfortable and secure. It’s where it’s easy for you to do what you want, unwind and have fun. Now, get those same feelings of security, convenience and enjoyment from Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista. Whether you use your home PC for simple web browsing or it’s the hub of your digital entertainment world, you’ll enjoy an exciting, intuitive computing experience every time you turn on your PC.

1. What is Windows Vista?

Windows Vista is the latest operating system from Microsoft®, released in January 2007. Available in Home Basic edition, Home Premium edition, Business edition, Ultimate edition and Enterprise edition, Vista provides improved security features along with dramatic new graphics and easy-to-use features.

2. Which HP PCs come with Windows Vista pre-installed?

Most HP Pavilion PCs, HP Media Center PCs, Compaq Presario PCs and Compaq Tablet PCs available come with Windows Vista installed.

3. What are the basic system requirements to run Windows Vista?

If you are purchasing a new HP or Compaq PC preloaded with Windows Vista, you already meet the minimum system requirements. If you are looking to upgrade your Windows Vista-capable HP PC, click on the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to see which edition of Windows Vista is right for you and if your PC is ready to run it.

4. How is security improved with Windows Vista?

Windows Vista automates the processes that help maintain the health and security of your PC and keeps your PC running at its best with automatic performance self-tuning and diagnostics. Preserve critical system settings and files such as pictures, music and movies by scheduling automatic system and network backups.

5. What are the key advantages of the Windows Vista operating system?

6. How does Windows Vista perform with HP’s PCs and other devices?

Working with Microsoft® on a continuous basis, HP designed PCs to get maximum performance from Windows Vista. That means a worry-free, dynamic experience every time you turn on your HP PC. Choose an HP desktop or HP notebook PC that’s right for you, and match it to the Windows Vista edition that best meets your needs. Shop now for HP notebook PCs or HP desktop PCs preloaded with Windows Vista.

7. How can I learn even more about Windows Vista?

Find out more about Windows Vista by visiting Microsoft’s Windows Vista Home Page here.

Some product features are only available in certain editions of Windows Vista and may require advanced or additional hardware.
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