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Code

They most likely haven't got to you yet, how long was it that you emailed them. As long as you meet the requirements then you will get your vista or office.

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CrimsonKnight13

Odd that some people haven't had replies. They replied within a couple days and then I sent them a 2nd email, which they responded a day later.

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cosrocket

http://www.powertogether.com/

Now if someone could tell me the main difference between Ultimate and business that would be great. I was going to order Technet later this week but if there isnt that much of a difference then Ill stick with the free biz. thanks

Differences between Ultimate and Business is that with Business you do not get Windows Media Center and Windows Photo Gallery both of which you do get with Ultimate.

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CrimsonKnight13

Some of the features in Ultimate that Business doesn't... won't be missed by me and I won't have to spend anything.

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jwjw1

Some of the features in Ultimate that Business doesn't... won't be missed by me and I won't have to spend anything.

and to add there is much better 3rd party software to take care of what is 'lacking'

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CrimsonKnight13

Exactly :D

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Inplode

they emailed my account to take a survey on one of their webcasts that i watched. thats pretty much it.

same !

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cropcircles

thanks code.

...dito

I am fine with downloading Office, but that's pretty stupid that they will mail you Vista but not Office. free is free, ah well. ;)

It would be nice if its an ISO rather then a direct stream so we can burn to disk.

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cropcircles

Differences between Ultimate and Business is that with Business you do not get Windows Media Center and Windows Photo Gallery both of which you do get with Ultimate.

Thats about it, and you don't get BitLocker which is fine with me.

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CrimsonKnight13

I'm on the same wavelength of thought, cropcircles.

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Mordkanin

Will we be able to pay to upgrade this copy of business to ultimate with Windows Anytime Upgrade? And what will it cost?

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WooSH

yeah prob u will be able to upgrade. cost ~259$ usd

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Novaoblivion

While Media Center, bitlocker, and the photo gallery application are cool I never use them in RC2 of Vista so I see no reason to get Ultimate after I get this copy of Business :).

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zerolimit

if we ever get a copy!

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xxdesmus

yeah prob u will be able to upgrade. cost ~259$ usd

you're not serious right?

Vista Business (full edition) costs $299, Vista Ultimate (full edition) costs $399.

...therefore, I would assume the upgrade cost would be just about $100.

We shall see for sure though.

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WooSH
Quote - (statix1 @ Dec 12 2006, 10:47)

yeah prob u will be able to upgrade. cost ~259$ usd

you're not serious right?

Vista Business (full edition) costs $299, Vista Ultimate (full edition) costs $399.

...therefore, I would assume the upgrade cost would be just about $100.

We shall see for sure though.

actually that makes a lot of sense. except i thought that ultimate was $499? or im just getting confused.

i remember that the pricing for upgrading was posted on neowin, most prob on front page. i cant seem to find it anywhere. but i was almost sure that business to ultimate costs $259.

im missing some features in the free Business like MediaCenter and DVDMaker. I actually prefer my system to be clean without the need of built in rubbish. The only thing im going to really miss is media center. Ive always wonder that XPMediaCenter is different from XPPro/Home how? Only with a missely new skin, (which was backported) and just a new media player, hence MediaCenter and a hefty additional pricetag. So isn?t it possible to backport MediaCenter to previous versions, in this case from Ultimate to Business? There must be a folder or file somewhere around System32 that contains these files. How come everything else has been ported except for this? When media center fox p came out Ive always waited for a release like this but none came out?Currently free MediaPortal is good but is choppy, requires a lot of ram and crashes a lot. Any comments is appreciated. Thx.

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Gangsta

No. Mediacenter is built into the OS. I am willing to bet that MS modified the kernel at least a little bit. Probably to make the system files only able to run on WinXPMCE. Believe me, I've looked. They want you to buy MCE. Not get a port of it. They lose money on having you buy just the media center software. That's not actually worth that much. It's similar to stores wanting you to buy bundles for the Wii. And not just selling the Wii and the games separately. They stand to make more money. Now, they lower the price of the bundle just so you buy it. If you buy it, they can guarantee that much more revenue. That is to say, they can't force you to buy five separate games. But if they're in a bundle, it's a different story. Catch my drift?

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Mordkanin

pidgen and winlogon will control whether or not media center actually runs.

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WooSH
pidgen and winlogon will control whether or not media center actually runs.

what?

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Mordkanin

what?

Those are the two things that determine what version of Windows you're running. So media center likely looks to them and asks, "Hey, am I allowed to run?"

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xxdesmus

^^ that leads me to believe that Media Center could be hacked into a different version then right? ...I am sure someone will find a way to get it running.

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Boiling Ice

^^ I won't be surprised to see that

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cropcircles

It would make sense the WMC could be built into the Business OS especially for those advertising and media companies that are heavy into graphic design and all that **** that would be enticed and want to upgrade, it would already be onto their OS, just need to unlock it! I'm probably way off here though.

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xxdesmus

...I *cough* got a copy of Vista Business N, I will give the Anytime Upgrade a go when I get home from work and report back what the upgrade to Ultimate cost will be. :yes:

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