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I have finally reinstalled my Vista Ultimate to RTM after running RC1 for some time. The installation went smoothly and took less than half an hour for a clean installation with all the essential drivers without me having to go rummaging through my CD collection to find any drivers. I chose to install the Ultimate rather than Enterprise version since I plan to use Vista for both entertainment and work. The picture below which I've expertly copied from the Windows Vista magazine sums up nicely the targeted audience for the multitude of Vista versions.

Vista Versions

It was my first time seeing the Vista boot up logo and sound as there where some bug in the previous version that skipped this bit before the Vista welcome screen, probably due to incompatibility with my fantastic graphics card in Vista RC1. All credits to the Vista team, I'd like to think that the bug report I spent a lot of time and effort (15mins) in compiling contributed to getting this bug fixed for RTM. It wasn't an easy job trying to capture the error during the system boot up sequence.

Kasparov, eat your heart out

There's already tons of coverage on the new features in Vista but I'd like to mention the two games that appealed to me, first is Chess Titans and comes as standard with Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate edition. It is great to have an alternative to solitaire and plus you actually learn how to move chess pieces. The second game I like is Texas Hold 'Em poker and comes as a free download with Windows Ultimate Extras. The days of making a fool of yourself when you bet big and lose are over, with Vista's Hold 'Em poker you can go all-in with your chips without having to think about remortgaging your house.

Become a poker pro

Another thing I'm looking forward to is Windows DreamScene, hopefully this will be available for download soon via Windows Vista Ultimate Extras. I can't imagine I will find any thing useful with having full-motion desktop backgrounds but if Vista does somehow allow cable tv to be displayed as desktop background I can imagine people's TV viewing habit will change, especially since IPTV is gaining momentum. I really like the approach Microsoft is taking to enhance the Multimedia experience on the desktop and putting the spotlight on designers rather than just developers and techies.

Demo of Full Motion Desktop
Demo of Full Motion Desktop


Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 2:09 PM Misc , News , Technology , Games , Microsoft , Windows Vista | Back to top


Comments on this post: Windows Vista Ultimate installation

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Yep you can, you can use your mouse to move the camera around the chess board.
Left by Kit on Feb 26, 2007 12:06 AM

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I don't know what the chess thing has to do with this topic... WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
Left by WooWoo on Nov 07, 2007 1:53 AM

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I was looking for a post relating to a comparison between Vista Ultimate and Enterprise. No where in this writing is Enterprise edition even mentioned. If you want to talk about what you like and what you would like to see in Ultimate then title your posting appropriately.
Left by JerryTheZ on Dec 17, 2007 4:41 AM

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this article has nothing to do with comparing the differences between Enterprise and Ultimate.....totally misrepresented itself.
Left by eric on Jan 13, 2008 6:10 AM

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Agreed. Wow, chess looks good... a bigger wow: you've wasted 5 mins of my time, and that of many other people.
Left by Mitch on Mar 31, 2008 7:03 AM

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Window Vista is one of the most suitable window to work. Because it provides lot of facilities to users and it is very easy and comfortable to work with it. Now we are also able to know its installation process due to this post. I hope to have more info in the next posts regarding this topic.
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Left by anniston star on Dec 28, 2010 3:47 PM

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Windows Vista is user friendly in fact one of the best I ever used. The icons are also more attractive and playing chess titans was a completely different awesome experience.
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