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Windows Vista®  UltimateWindows Vista®  BusinessWindows®  XP ProfessionalWindows Vista®  Home PremiumWindows Vista®  Home BasicWindows®  XP Home
DellTM  Windows®  7 Upgrade Option Program: Buy a qualifying PC running Windows Vista®  Home Premium, Business or Ultimate between June 26, 2009 and December 31, 2009 and get an upgrade to Windows®  7 when available. For more details go to: www.dell.com/windows7smb. YesYesYesYesNoYes
Automated Backup - Windows Backup and Restore Center allows you to schedule automatic backups of your data, when and where you want. YesYesNoYesNoNo
Anti-spyware Tool - Built-in Windows Defender protects your computer against the latest generation of threats, such as worms and spyware. YesYesYesYesYesYes
Firewall - Windows Firewall supports filtering for both incoming and outgoing traffic to help protect against external threats. YesYesYesYesYesYes
User Account Control - A set of features to help minimize use of administrator privileges, reducing the potential impact of malware. YesYesNoYesNoNo
File Protection - The Windows Vista Encrypting File System can be used to encrypt each user’s data so that it is not available to other users. YesYesYesYesYesYes
Device Synchronization - Integrated Sync Center unifies the sync experience of your data to portable devices such as smartphones, PDAs, digital music players and network folders. YesYesNoYesYesNo
Access Offline Files and Folders - Users can specify which network-based files and folders are needed when they disconnect from the network. YesYesYesYesYesNo
Network Support - Quickly and easily connect to networks and network resources via the Windows Vista Network and Sharing Center. Wireless networking is even more secure. YesYesYesNoNoNo
Remote Desktop Connection YesYesNoNoNoNo
Windows Meeting Space - Peer-to-peer collaboration tool for sharing and editing presentations and documents with up to 10 other users. YesYesNoYesNoNo
Windows AeroTM  - Visual enhancements such as live taskbar, thumbnail previews and Windows Flip 3D to enable a more exciting user experience and greater productivity. YesYesNoYesNoNo
Internet 7 Web Browser YesYesYesYesYesYes
Windows Ready Boost - Utilizes external memory devices such as USB memory sticks to enhance systems performance. YesYesNoYesYesNo
Windows Sidebar - A pane on the desktop for managing new Gadgets: mini-applications for easily accessing preferred online and offline data. YesYesNoYesYesNo
Maximum RAM Support Support for up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system or up to 128+ GB with a 64-bit system Support for up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system or up to 128+ GB with a 64-bit systemSupport up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system Support for up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system or up to 128+ GB with a 64-bit system Support for up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system or up to 128+ GB with a 64-bit systemSupport up to 4 GB with a 32-bit system
Windows Fax and Scan - Enables you to perform all faxing and scanning tasks and manage all faxes and scanned documents from one location. YesYesNoYesYesNo
Simultaneous SMB Peer Network connections 10 1010 10 5No
Support for Windows Media Center and HDTV Support YesNoNoYesNoNo
Support for Microsoft Office 2003 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Support for Microsoft Office 2007 YesYesYesYesYesYes
Group Policy to Customize User Settings YesYesYesNoNoNo
Virtual PC Express for Multiple OS YesYesNoNoNoNo
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