Windows Vista Information

General Information

"If you own or run a small business, you'll want Windows Vista Business, the first Windows operating system designed specifically to meet your needs." - Microsoft website

Minimum System Requirements

  • A PC with a 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 40 GB hard disk with at least 15 GB free hard disk space
  • Windows Aero-capable graphics card with DirectX9 graphics support
    • 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
    • WDDM driver
    • Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
    • 32 bits per pixel
  • internal or external DVD drive
  • Internet access capability
  • Audio output capability

ITS Supported Version

  • Windows Vista Business

Departments may purchase this software through the ITS Site License Office. Users can purchase this software for personal use from a computer software retailer that sells Microsoft products.


  • Microsoft Vista Tips [HTML]
  • Getting Started with Windows Encryption [PDF]
  • Vista Application Compatibility [HTML]

Service Patches/Updates

In Windows Vista, click the Start button, click All Programs, and click Windows Update.

Alternative: Open Internet Explorer to the Microsoft Windows Update website to download the latest Microsoft Windows updates.

Company Website

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Article ID: 1025
Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:45am
Modified: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 3:02pm