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  1. #1


    Andy Guest

    vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.

    does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista Home
    Basic edition?

    If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an operating
    CD?

    The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    rather than Home premium edition?

    Thanks,

    Andy.






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  3. #2


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:

    >hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    >
    >does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista Home
    >Basic edition?
    >
    >If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    >Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an operating
    >CD?
    >
    >The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    >rather than Home premium edition?




    Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    sense.

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  4. #3


    Andy Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:sl0163tgejphq8hf4rj3ri51j4l2q4j30d@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >
    >>hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    >>
    >>does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista Home
    >>Basic edition?
    >>
    >>If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    >>Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an operating
    >>CD?
    >>
    >>The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    >>rather than Home premium edition?

    >
    >
    >
    > Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    > rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    > features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    > performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    > notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    > sense.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup




    Great, thanks for that info. So really what I should be looking for is to
    cut down some of the features in home premium to make it run as fast as
    possible. I know I could turn off defender and just manually scan for
    spyware but what else could I turn off / disable in home premium OS to speed
    up the PC at its fastest / best?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Andy.




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  5. #4


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:53:56 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:

    >
    >"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >news:sl0163tgejphq8hf4rj3ri51j4l2q4j30d@4ax.com...
    >> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >>
    >>>hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    >>>
    >>>does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista Home
    >>>Basic edition?
    >>>
    >>>If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    >>>Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an operating
    >>>CD?
    >>>
    >>>The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    >>>rather than Home premium edition?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    >> rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    >> features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    >> performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    >> notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    >> sense.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
    >
    >
    >Great, thanks for that info. So really what I should be looking for is to
    >cut down some of the features in home premium to make it run as fast as
    >possible.




    No, that isn't really what I meant. My only point was that there's
    really no performance difference between using Home Basic and using
    Home Premium without any of its extra features. So there's reason to
    consider downgrading a product you already have.

    I wasn't necessarily suggesting that you cut down on using any
    particular feature or features, but if that's what you want to do, as
    an example, Home Basic doesn't come with Aero and Home Premium does.
    Depending on how powerful your computer is, you might see a
    significant impact in performance by turning off Aero. Whether you
    *should* do that is up to you, based on your evaluation of the value
    of Aero and your evaluation of how much better performance is without
    it (try it and see).


    > I know I could turn off defender and just manually scan for
    >spyware but what else could I turn off / disable in home premium OS to speed
    >up the PC at its fastest / best?



    Fastest isn't necessarily best. There are things (added security, for
    example) that many of us would be willing to pay some performance
    penalty for. The choice is yours, but I suspect that the biggest
    difference would be Aero, as I hinted above.

    Personally, I wouldn't turn off Defender. I would add additional
    anti-spyware products, because no single one is good enough.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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  6. #5


    Andy Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:gh31639f8mi63c8qlr8lmggrv1mbv7mvp6@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:53:56 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >>news:sl0163tgejphq8hf4rj3ri51j4l2q4j30d@4ax.com...
    >>> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    >>>>
    >>>>does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista
    >>>>Home
    >>>>Basic edition?
    >>>>
    >>>>If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    >>>>Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an
    >>>>operating
    >>>>CD?
    >>>>
    >>>>The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    >>>>rather than Home premium edition?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    >>> rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    >>> features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    >>> performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    >>> notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    >>> sense.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Great, thanks for that info. So really what I should be looking for is to
    >>cut down some of the features in home premium to make it run as fast as
    >>possible.

    >
    >
    >
    > No, that isn't really what I meant. My only point was that there's
    > really no performance difference between using Home Basic and using
    > Home Premium without any of its extra features. So there's reason to
    > consider downgrading a product you already have.
    >
    > I wasn't necessarily suggesting that you cut down on using any
    > particular feature or features, but if that's what you want to do, as
    > an example, Home Basic doesn't come with Aero and Home Premium does.
    > Depending on how powerful your computer is, you might see a
    > significant impact in performance by turning off Aero. Whether you
    > *should* do that is up to you, based on your evaluation of the value
    > of Aero and your evaluation of how much better performance is without
    > it (try it and see).
    >
    >
    >> I know I could turn off defender and just manually scan for
    >>spyware but what else could I turn off / disable in home premium OS to
    >>speed
    >>up the PC at its fastest / best?

    >
    >
    > Fastest isn't necessarily best. There are things (added security, for
    > example) that many of us would be willing to pay some performance
    > penalty for. The choice is yours, but I suspect that the biggest
    > difference would be Aero, as I hinted above.
    >
    > Personally, I wouldn't turn off Defender. I would add additional
    > anti-spyware products, because no single one is good enough.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup



    how do you turn off /disable /uninstall Aero? - I could give that a go
    first.
    Thanks,

    Andy.
    I use AVG Anti-Spyware, Adaware SE and Spybot 1.4 as my 3 AS programs.





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  7. #6


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 23:15:35 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:

    >
    >"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >news:gh31639f8mi63c8qlr8lmggrv1mbv7mvp6@4ax.com...
    >> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:53:56 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >>


    >how do you turn off /disable /uninstall Aero? - I could give that a go
    >first.
    >Thanks,



    Right-click on the desktop and choose "Personalize." Click "Windows
    Color and Appearance." Uncheck "Enable transparency."

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  8. #7


    Andy Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic


    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    newse8163dm6v4fqmv8si1iifpa279t2hvc5m@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 23:15:35 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    >>news:gh31639f8mi63c8qlr8lmggrv1mbv7mvp6@4ax.com...
    >>> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:53:56 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    >>>

    >
    >>how do you turn off /disable /uninstall Aero? - I could give that a go
    >>first.
    >>Thanks,

    >
    >
    > Right-click on the desktop and choose "Personalize." Click "Windows
    > Color and Appearance." Uncheck "Enable transparency."
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup



    thanks very much, will try that.






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  9. #8


    Super Sonic Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    Aero is not only about the transparency. It is a whole new graphic rendering
    technique. This graphic rendering technique will consume more resources than
    before but is more stable for Windows. Here are the steps to turn off Aero
    completely.

    Open control panel from your start menu. Below Appearance and
    Personalization, select Customize colors. Select "Open classic appearance
    properties for more color options". Under color scheme, you select any scheme
    other than Windows Aero to turn off Aero. You may have already know, select
    Windows Aero will turn on Windows Aero.

    "Andy" wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:gh31639f8mi63c8qlr8lmggrv1mbv7mvp6@4ax.com...
    > > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:53:56 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > >>news:sl0163tgejphq8hf4rj3ri51j4l2q4j30d@4ax.com...
    > >>> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>>hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista
    > >>>>Home
    > >>>>Basic edition?
    > >>>>
    > >>>>If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    > >>>>Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an
    > >>>>operating
    > >>>>CD?
    > >>>>
    > >>>>The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    > >>>>rather than Home premium edition?
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    > >>> rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    > >>> features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    > >>> performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    > >>> notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    > >>> sense.
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > >>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>Great, thanks for that info. So really what I should be looking for is to
    > >>cut down some of the features in home premium to make it run as fast as
    > >>possible.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > No, that isn't really what I meant. My only point was that there's
    > > really no performance difference between using Home Basic and using
    > > Home Premium without any of its extra features. So there's reason to
    > > consider downgrading a product you already have.
    > >
    > > I wasn't necessarily suggesting that you cut down on using any
    > > particular feature or features, but if that's what you want to do, as
    > > an example, Home Basic doesn't come with Aero and Home Premium does.
    > > Depending on how powerful your computer is, you might see a
    > > significant impact in performance by turning off Aero. Whether you
    > > *should* do that is up to you, based on your evaluation of the value
    > > of Aero and your evaluation of how much better performance is without
    > > it (try it and see).
    > >
    > >
    > >> I know I could turn off defender and just manually scan for
    > >>spyware but what else could I turn off / disable in home premium OS to
    > >>speed
    > >>up the PC at its fastest / best?

    > >
    > >
    > > Fastest isn't necessarily best. There are things (added security, for
    > > example) that many of us would be willing to pay some performance
    > > penalty for. The choice is yours, but I suspect that the biggest
    > > difference would be Aero, as I hinted above.
    > >
    > > Personally, I wouldn't turn off Defender. I would add additional
    > > anti-spyware products, because no single one is good enough.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
    >
    > how do you turn off /disable /uninstall Aero? - I could give that a go
    > first.
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Andy.
    > I use AVG Anti-Spyware, Adaware SE and Spybot 1.4 as my 3 AS programs.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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  10. #9


    Mick Guest

    Re: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    go into msconfig, and untick windows defender in startup; it is a nuisance at
    startup.
    Also, you can turn off UAC, which speeds things up when TRYING to open things.
    Use Avast antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Blaster.
    Those 3 programs will keep your computer safer and FASTER than Microsoft
    garbage. and they are compatible
    Get the Avast free for home edition.

    "Andy" wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    > news:sl0163tgejphq8hf4rj3ri51j4l2q4j30d@4ax.com...
    > > On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:16:30 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
    > >
    > >>hi all. Just a couple of questions please if I may.
    > >>
    > >>does Windows Vista Home Premium use more resources/memory than Vista Home
    > >>Basic edition?
    > >>
    > >>If I wanted to downgrade a laptop with Vista Home Premium to Vista Home
    > >>Basic edition would that be easy do you reckon? - will I need an operating
    > >>CD?
    > >>
    > >>The lappy has 1024mb RAM so would it be better/faster running home basic
    > >>rather than Home premium edition?

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Difference between the versions are differences in the feature set,
    > > rather than differences in memory use or speed. If you use the extra
    > > features of a higher version, then there could be an impact on
    > > performance. If you don't use the extra features, you should never
    > > notice any difference at all. For that reason, downgrading makes no
    > > sense.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > > Please Reply to the Newsgroup

    >
    >
    >
    > Great, thanks for that info. So really what I should be looking for is to
    > cut down some of the features in home premium to make it run as fast as
    > possible. I know I could turn off defender and just manually scan for
    > spyware but what else could I turn off / disable in home premium OS to speed
    > up the PC at its fastest / best?
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Andy.
    >
    >
    >
    >


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  11. #10


    Whoever Guest

    RE: vista Premium to Vista home Basic

    Just bought new laptop with preinstalled Vista Home Basic.
    I didn't read the info very thoroughly and installed premium upgrade from an
    enclosed disc.
    When I did that, I found the code was accepted during activation. No wonder,
    it belonged to VHB and not to VHP.
    I do not intend to upgrade from VHB to VHP before I see the Basic version
    and see, why I should upgrade.

    So now I want to get rid of the bloody Premium upgrade and activate the
    original Basic version.

    As I got the laptop with Vista preinstalled, I haven't got the installation
    CD, so I cannot install it clean.

    Please, tell me how to get rid of the premium vithout killing the Basic
    underneath!

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