Add Vista Ultimate Features to Your Home Premium PC
The numerous and confusing differences among Vista versions have led many people to opt for Home Premium ($240, or $160 as an upgrade from XP) rather than the full-featured Ultimate ($399, or $260 as an upgrade). Fortunately, you can give Home Premium many Ultimate features, often for free, with tips courtesy of the amazing Scott Dunn.
Vista Power Tips From a Microsoft Guru
Anemic system performance is the focus of Contributing Editor Erik Larkin's
Deal With Vista Defrag Problems
Our Answer Line expert, Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector, checks in with
Minimize Your Vista-Related Hardware Hassles
If you plan to upgrade to Windows Vista, check out Contributing Editor Kirk Steers's tried and true tips for easing your move to the newer OS. For instance, he offers guidance on how to check Vista's Device Manager for peripherals or devices that Vista considers problematic: In Device Manager's list of hardware, all such instances will
More Vista Tweaks and Fixes
And finally, Contributing Editor Steve Bass presents five great workarounds for the things that ail Vista--and antagonize Vista users--most.