Windows

    Windows Feature Comparison

    Select Language:
    This white paper compares the following features and capabilities of Windows XP with SP3 and Windows Vista with SP1: security, management, deployment, mobility, and productivity.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
      Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      Windows Feature Comparison.xps

      Windows Feature Comparison.pdf

      Date Published:

      5/21/2008

      File Size:

      580 KB

      737 KB

        This white paper helps customers compare Windows Vista® advancements with Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional. Using this comparison, customers can adjust their expectations for the security, management, deployment, mobility, and productivity of either operating system. For each feature or capability, each section compares key Windows Vista advancements against Windows XP.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

        XPS Reader or Adobe Reader
      • Download the document in the file format of your choice: XPS or PDF. In order to view the XPS document, you will need to install the reader (included in Windows Vista). To view the PDF document, you will need to install Adobe Reader.

    Popular downloads

      • 01

        DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

        The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.

      • 02

        Malicious Software Removal Tool

        This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

      • 03

        Microsoft Security Essentials

        Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

      • 04

        Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

        Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

    Loading your results, please wait...

    Free PC updates

    • Security patches
    • Software updates
    • Service packs
    • Hardware drivers

    Microsoft Suggests

    Sign up for OneDrive and get 15 GB of free online storage.
    OneDrive now comes with 15 GB of free online storage
    Get more space for all your photos, videos, and documents.
    Sign up now