More Windows Vista Packaging and Disc

Take a look at how the Windows Vista packaging will open up to reveal the media inside. Also, it is our first peak at what the Windows Vista discs will actually look like.

I like what they've done with the disc. The design on the disc is unique and fresh. Microsoft has adopted pretty much the same looking holographic CD/DVD's since Windows 2000 and its nice to see it be given a fresh new look - which seems to be a reoccurring theme with the Windows Vista packaging in general.


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All of you who are 'maxin out' on the box and the 'cool' CD seem to be missing the point...

You can have a real ugly woman/man jump out of the prettiest birthday cake!

Bottom line... How many auto updates/patches/security fixes are we gonna have to go through before it actually 'works' properly and a**holes arent hacking it to buggery?

Is it gonna do 'what it says on the tin'? -- Hmm...

How many years has it taken these guys to get their poo together and sort this out?

Who cares about the box and the 'fancy' graphics -- are you gonna look at the box after you install this OS? Unless thats you're buzz of course!

You're looking at minimum 800Mb of system memory to have any chance of running it in a reasonable manner. (Thats at Idle!)
It wont install on FAT32 partitions.
7GB HD space for installation.

Make your own minds up... Forget the box and 'cool' disk... think about it a bit more!

PEACE!

The discs will have all versions of Vista from Starter to Ultimate in both 32 & 64 bit.
It will be your product key that determines which version loads....unless something changed since I last read up.
Also upgrading to a "higher" version will be from the same disc, it will be key from MS that activates it.

....can hear hackers rubbing their hands with glee.


Quote - lazieye said @ #71
The discs will have all versions of Vista from Starter to Ultimate in both 32 & 64 bit.
It will be your product key that determines which version loads....unless something changed since I last read up.
Also upgrading to a "higher" version will be from the same disc, it will be key from MS that activates it.

....can hear hackers rubbing their hands with glee.


So...you don't get both, then. Is that right? If a person buys Home Premium, they don't have te license to install either the 32 or 64 bit version?

Ugly box. Disc looks nice, though.

And, somebody above asked why it doesn't say if it's 32 or 64 bit.. atren't all versions of vista except starter edition, which isn't even available in first world countries, supposed to have both?

WOW...!! nice design that is..!! :)

i'm gonna bet, apple will do something similar (maybe even cooler) with the next OsX release... & then they gonna say they did it first (maybe it will be a metal case or some different material than the Vista case)... :D

Unless I buy it (I'm fine with XP), this will be the only time I'll see how the cd looks like. I've never seen a windows xp holographic cd. The OEM cds that came with my computers are not cool

And how are we supposed to know if it's a x86 or a x64 if its only written on the DVD label instead of the box?

Quote - EAXT said @ #58
And how are we supposed to know if it's a x86 or a x64 if its only written on the DVD label instead of the box?

you realize that there is an opposite side to the box where information such as that will likely appear don't you?

If you take a closer look at the box, the Ultimate Edition box reads at the top: "32- and 64-bit."

So there we have it: a 32 bit disc to use on 32-bit machines, and a 64 bit disc to use when someone upgrades to a 64-bit processor (or when the support for 64-bit machines is there).

This brings me to one question: if they include a 32- and 64- bit disc, can someone install Vista on a 32-bit PC and a 64-bit PC at the same time?

Nice case, wonder if they will cut the design before RTM?

Well I do actually like it, though I'm not to keen on the folding out idea, I can see some health and safety law suits against m$

This will make people actually buy Windows Vista instead of trying too pirate it.

But now I gotta pay $200. extra for Windows Vista just for the fancy case, I wonder how much an OEM version without the fancy case would cost. ?

Quote - ViperSnake said @ #47
I'd buy Vista just for the case now! CURSE YOU MICROSOFT!!!

haha.. I so hate to fess up - but I reckon I'm with you on this! *grrr*

wow, that's going to look great sitting in my drawer under a pile of stuff!

i'm glad their making it look so nice, really!

Quote - Gurudesign.no said @ #39
Wow. Really nice. Does it come with the torrentfile?

lool torrent file yaa thats what before it even reaches stores it would be all over the net getting pirated. :-(

anywasy the design is quite attractive so they can get people to buy it reall quick.

Are you actually serious with that comment or are you just stupid? lol yea right torrentfile of course 0_o

Anyways the packaging is a good move for microsoft. They finally have a good sense of style when it comes to their products now

Quote - Elementfire0666 said @ #39.2
Are you actually serious with that comment or are you just stupid? lol yea right torrentfile of course 0_o

Anyways the packaging is a good move for microsoft. They finally have a good sense of style when it comes to their products now :D

Not to nit-pick, but you do realise that if you had a 3D printer, the torrent could provide a cad based diagram which would allow you to print out the case for your DVDR, and thus, proving the original poster correct

BIG DEAL!!!!!!. I'll laugh when someone goes to open their case and it is cracked because it was stuffed on a shelf and it's plastic.

Eh....Its still just a case. After you install the OS, its gonna be put away until a reinstall may be needed. I understand marketing and hype, but for me it all boils down to how it works. I put all of my important discs in a protected box already. I personally am going to buy this OEM when its available just like I buy my hardware.

Too bad OEM will probably turn up in a paper sleeve with a plastic window, fastened to a piece of card. Not too bothered since it's the software that counts, not the packaging (although it does look sexy)

Funny, Im a hardcore mac user but I'm actually excited to see whats in store for you guys. I won't be using it but I'm actually kinda excited about using it on someones pc.

Wait 'til you see what Windows can do on a computer

Crash it?

Seriously, the case is very nice, it follows MS's business strategy these days: "Function follows form".

Quote - C_Guy said @ #30.1
Yeah and that's just the packaging. Wait 'til you see what Windows can do on a computer ;)

Oh I have, thats why I switched to Mac. But I am still curious, lol. Not curious enough to buy it myself but I am curious enough to use it on a family members pc or something

To those of you B&M'ing about the packaging: People are excited about the packaging because it not only looks rather impressive and protective, it's a new shift in packaging styles, which is nice to see.

All of you B&M'ing over it, buy Vista and send me the packaging.

Quote - MrWhistler said @ #22
nice case!!! but all I wanna know is when rtm hits the torrents!! LOL

Ahahahahahahahahahahah!!! That's a good one!!

Quick Question:

Is that still the Beta1 version of the case, or is it a RC2 or RTM ??? When are thry going to look at releasing a SP1 for the case ???

x)

Remember the old advertising adage. The slicker the package the worse the product.

You were warned....

Quote - Raven said @ #20
Remember the old advertising adage. The slicker the package the worse the product.

You were warned....

is that why Macs suck?

Quote - mrmckeb said @ #19
I would pay $1000000 for that sexy beast!

I hope you are joking, right? I can make you prettier cases for your $1000000 which you may or may not have atm

It does looks nice but on the cover it says "Themost"? Maybe it's the curve but if it's a typo, the designer should be shot.

Actually it doesn't. It says "The most".

Using IE7 and setting the zoom level to 400% makes this clearly apparent. It's just the shine due to the curved edge of the package that gives the false impression at 100% view.

I can't believe how excited people are getting by the packaging!!!! This is the sort of stuff you either end up sitting on and cracking, dropping down the back of the bookcase or suddenly find your cat chewing on it during the small hours...

I know I'm old and jaded but it's just a box! (I didn't fight in three world wars for this and what's more I remember when all this were fields etc. etc.)

Quote - pollaxe said @ #10
I can't believe how excited people are getting by the packaging!!!! This is the sort of stuff you either end up sitting on and cracking, dropping down the back of the bookcase or suddenly find your cat chewing on it during the small hours...

I know I'm old and jaded but it's just a box! (I didn't fight in three world wars for this and what's more I remember when all this were fields etc. etc.) ;)

Don't be such a grouch. I too agree that this is not necessarily any picture of it's fundamental functions. It is however a very valuable tool for Home users. Marketing is a big part of any MS release...you should all realise that now.

Since you'resuch an old timer you should remember how it was back in the days when OS' came with proper manuals and stuff.


An OS is probably the most expensive software purchase a computer owner will make. havign a nice looking box on the bookshelf, not stacked among cheap games, is nice, let's you keep a hold of where you have all those manuals and stuff. and a bit of pride in knowing and shwoign you have the full legal version, bought and paid for.

Quote - HawkMan said @ #10.2
Since you'resuch an old timer you should remember how it was back in the days when OS' came with proper manuals and stuff.

Absolutely; great for propping your door open, killing insects and raising a monitor to eye-level with. That's a proper OS for you and no mistaking.

Eee, 'e were a great coder were my Dad.. (That's a Hovis advert 'joke' for those too young/out of Britain to understand)


An OS is probably the most expensive software purchase a computer owner will make. havign a nice looking box on the bookshelf, not stacked among cheap games, is nice, let's you keep a hold of where you have all those manuals and stuff. and a bit of pride in knowing and shwoign you have the full legal version, bought and paid for.

(shrugs) Each to their own, I suppose. All my software boxes invariably end up in another big box in the attic. With Vista coming on I imagine it will be the most expensive software purchase for most owners, yes (mine was probably thanks to Adobe I would say, and yes, that's in the attic too!) On an aesthetic point of view I think this new packaging looks a bit clunky, something like a prop from Space 1999..

I'm actually 'only' 34 (nearly 35) but I'm genuinely left cold by this packaging and a bit bemused by the warm reception it's had. But then, what do I know..?

lol pollaxe. I'm happy to warm my slippers and smoke my pipe by the fireside set aside for us old-timers.

As packaging goes, I suppose it's decorative, but as you intimate, will it still be decorative with the dust gathered on it?

You had your own Dad when you were young? We had to borrow one from around the village.

Well I'd just as well take it in a jewel case to have it fit in a CD rack... I couldn't care less about how the box looks. That's not what I'm either going to use or look at. It's even the opposite -- it could likely be what I'm going to misplace.

Quote - Jugalator said @ #9
Well I'd just as well take it in a jewel case to have it fit in a CD rack... I couldn't care less about how the box looks. That's not what I'm either going to use or look at. It's even the opposite -- it could likely be what I'm going to misplace. ;)

Thing is, in case you have forgotten, Windows XP never came in a CD case too (at least not my Home Edition copy...). It came with a cardboard box, with a glossy-looking folder with a CD clipped on the middle page. It NEVER fitted in my CD rack ever...