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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 1. Windows Vista Technology Primer

Introduction to Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista is the most significant rollout of the Windows operating system since Windows 95. Windows Vista is different from previous versions of Windows from login to logout. The new operating system with its subsystem and driver model enhancements is a major improvement over its predecessor, Windows XP, in terms of Vista’s stability and usability for future Windows versions. The revolutionary architecture of Windows Vista changes the way users work with and manage data on their computers. Key architecture changes include changes to user account controls and privileges, preinstallation and preboot environments, and modularization and disk imaging. All these ...

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