According to the preorder prices posted on the Amazon.com Web site, Windows Vista Home Basic will retail for $199, while an upgrade to this version will cost $99.95, with $89.95 for an additional upgrade license.
In comparison, Windows XP Home currently costs $189.99 retail, and begins at $89.97 for an upgrade on Amazon.com.
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Vista Home Premium is priced on Amazon.com at $239, with an upgrade costing $159 and an additional upgrade license for $143.00, while Vista Business costs $299 retail, $199 for an upgrade and $179 for an extra upgrade license.
In comparison, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 can be bought for $247.99 retail on Amazon.com, with an upgrade cost of $157.99.