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DoubleThink

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I'm annoyed, at the moment Ultimate Extras has a preview dreamscene, a silly game and a security product I don't care for.

I think I'm going to call Microsoft tomorrow and ask about my Ultimate Extras.

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+Dick Montage

The fact that you don't care for the security product is neither here nor there.

They didn't promise anything specific, so they are not failing to supply what they said.

Are you satisfied? Do they care?

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ozgeek

The current offerings on Ultimate Extras does not justify the cost of the full version of Vista Ulimate (up to $750). They should have some more extras. I'm really glad I only got the trial version with the rearm thingy on. :)

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+Fahim S.

I think you're a mug if you think it was worth buy Vista Ultimate for the Ultimate Extras - I bought it because I wanted some features only available in Business and some only available in Home Premium.

As for the patch that allows you to use dreamscene on other versions - that is circumvention, aka piracy and therefore quite illegal. Post reported..

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PT 13

No... It's not worth the money (ATM)

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sevastopol

i mean all the features should have ben brouhgt out on the launch day, not shipped minths after release, like dreamscene

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ljames28

Dramscene was 'shipped' a few weeks after release? Not months

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neufuse
Dramscene was 'shipped' a few weeks after release? Not months

not really, just a preview of it

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MrBear5587
not really, just a preview of it

+1

It's about time DreamScene final was here though. I'm sure there was talk of the final possibly surfacing some time in May a while back too.

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Morpheus Phreak
I think you're a mug if you think it was worth buy Vista Ultimate for the Ultimate Extras - I bought it because I wanted some features only available in Business and some only available in Home Premium.

As for the patch that allows you to use dreamscene on other versions - that is circumvention, aka piracy and therefore quite illegal. Post reported..

There is no such patch.

There is a patch that allows you to bypass the initial installer check, but there's been nothing worked out yet that will let you actually use dreamscene on other versions.

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dtechy

Morpheus Phreak, have you viewed every Vista machine on the planet to backup your claim?

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+Dick Montage

dtechy - he doesn't have to. That's not how facts work!

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dtechy
dtechy - he doesn't have to. That's not how facts work!

Ahem, I know somebody using it on home premium

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Hidr0

Ultimate Extras is the same crap as Plus for XP... so dont expect too much!...

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Tantawi

I'm not satisfied (N).

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L3thal

Honestly, I don't care what extras they give me. They are only that, extras, and we shouldn't be expecting anything major.

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Deactivated Account
Honestly, I don't care what extras they give me. They are only that, extras, and we shouldn't be expecting anything major.

so what your saying is that the extras justifys the cost of Vista Ult??

if so then I think you should just stick with your vote of obama and not vote on this topic.

I think the extras is just a cover up since Microsoft lost money due to vista coming out so late. now think about it for a sec. Ultimate was almost a last minute Vista OS choice. now why did they do that?? because they lost money for it coming out so late.

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Morpheus Phreak
Ahem, I know somebody using it on home premium

If you're being honest then you wont have an issue posting a pic then showing dreamscenes options while showing a winver window ;)

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NateB
If you're being honest then you wont have an issue posting a pic then showing dreamscenes options while showing a winver window ;)

A simple google search will show that this is possible. But just because something IS possible doesn't mean you should do it. My c2d lost 20% cpu when running it, and who sits there and just stares at thier desktop?!?!?!

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Andrew Lyle

2 extra's so far right? the background thing (sucks) and the poker game.. OOOO don't spoil us all in one year microsoft.

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Xero

Surprise surprise. Does suck though, hopefully something cool will come along soon.

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DoubleThink
Ultimate Extras is the same crap as Plus for XP... so dont expect too much!...

But I paid a $300 (Australian Dollars) premium for the Ultimate Edition, and there is no value for me.

So, I called Microsoft Australia. They could not tell me when or if there will be more Ultimate Extras. They did offer a part refund to downgrade to Windows Home Premium.

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dw2003

You don't buy Vista Ultimate only for the extras. You buy it because it has all the features from the other versions included with it.

You can run media center, IIS 7, and run remote desktop at the same time.

Vista is targeted at more hardcore pc enthusiasts who want to play around with all these features without having to swap between business and home premium.

As for the extras, they?re just a gimmick really. People shouldn't be buying Ultimate for the Extras.

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Cloud Geek

dreamscene is nice but dose not work on many systems

still its not enough

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BajiRav

I am using Ultimate for the Shadow Copy feature otherwise Home Premium is more than enough (I have both). But I still think ultimate extras is a scam.

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