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What Is Windows Vista?

Chances are, you have probably heard about Windows: the boxes and windows and mouse pointer that greet you whenever you turn on your computer. Almost every new computer sold today comes with a copy of Windows preinstalled - cheerfully greeting you when first turned on.

This tutorial helps you understand why Windows lives inside your computer and introduces Microsoft's latest Windows version, called Windows Vista. It explains how Windows Vista differs from previous Windows versions, whether you should upgrade to Vista, and how well your faithful old PC will weather the upgrade.