Your questions are kind of confusing... why buy Ultimate if you want the
stripped down performance of Business? Why buy Business if you want the
multimedia features of Ultimate?
In terms of performance, I don't think Ultimate taking up "...a lot of
space..." is an issue, unless you're using 20GB hd's. The performance hit,
if any, will most likely come from having more services running in Ultimate,
which of course, could be pared down but then we're back to my original
question: why buy Ultimate if you want the pared down performance of
It might help to disclose the configuration of the laptops on which you want
to install Vista.
"Shawn" <Shawn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> What I meant Jane, and allow me to clarify; in previous versions of
> each version operated performancewize differently for their recommended
> machines. Business edition for vista will operate better for most laptops
> than ultimate, as ultimate takes up a lot of space in comparison.
> Can Ultimate offer the same "performance" as Business in a laptop?
> Hopefully this information will clarify my question.
> "Jane C" wrote:
>> Ultimate has everything. Hence the name
>> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
>> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
>> "Shawn" <Shawn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I plan on making a purchase for an organization. My biggest question,
>> > sure the same for others: Can you customize Vista Ultimate to have
>> > features
>> > and functionality of the Business edition, or any other editions for
>> > that
>> > matter?
>> > Shawn