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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2. Moving to Windows Vista

IN THIS CHAPTER

Windows Vista System Requirements

Vista Versions

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Preparing for Windows Vista

The Windows Vista Installation Process

The Windows Easy Transfer Tool

Logging On Under the Administrator Account

Windows Vista Deployment

As I write this, a few months before Windows Vista is slated to hit the shelves, Microsoft’s dominance of the desktop remains as solid as ever. Combining the numbers from all Windows versions (particularly XP, Me, 2000, and 98), Microsoft enjoys about a 90% share of the client operating system market, give or take a point or two. That’s dominant, with a capital “D.”

With numbers like that, it’s almost a certainty that any new operating system ...

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