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vista Premium to Vista home Basic

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#1
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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Ken Blake, MVP

#2
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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#3
"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> 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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Ken Blake, MVP

#4
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.

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#5
"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> 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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Ken Blake, MVP

#6
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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#7
"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.am.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> 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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Super Sonic

#8
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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#9
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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Whoever

#10
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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TomLives2000

#11
Contact MFG and ask for set of restore disks. That is the only way to
downgrade that will not result in endless bugs till Jesus comes in 2037
"Whoever" <Whoever@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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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Tim Ollivier

#12
downgrade vista premium to home

i purchased a new pc and it came with vista home basic on it, it also came with a "windows anytime upgrade" cd, for some reason i thought that it was a free upgrade cd. so i installed vista premium on my computer and now its asking for me to verify the premium edition with the key that comes on the box. Which i dont have. I have no idea how to get rid of premium so i just have my basic home edition again.
Please help me!!

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Tim Ollivier

#13
downgrade vista premium to home

i purchased a new pc and it came with vista home basic on it, it also came with a "windows anytime upgrade" cd, for some reason i thought that it was a free upgrade cd. so i installed vista premium on my computer and now its asking for me to verify the premium edition with the key that comes on the box. Which i dont have. I have no idea how to get rid of premium so i just have my basic home edition again.
Please help me!!

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#14
Re: downgrade vista premium to home

"Tim Ollivier" wrote
>i purchased a new pc and it came with vista home basic on it, it also came
>with a "windows anytime upgrade" cd, for some reason i thought that it was
>a free upgrade cd. so i installed vista premium on my computer and now its
>asking for me to verify the premium edition with the key that comes on the
>box. Which i dont have. I have no idea how to get rid of premium so i just
>have my basic home edition again.
> Please help me!!



See if this can help:

How to restore a computer to a previous Windows installation after you
install Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/933168

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