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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 7 Starter

08 Dec 2009   #1
supanatral

Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit
 
 
Upgrading to Windows 7 Starter

There is a netbook that has Vista home premium installed on it but I'm looking to upgrade it to windows 7. I've tried a demo version of 7 perfessional but it's just way to slow on it. Am I able to upgrade from Vista home premium to windows 7 starter?


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08 Dec 2009   #2
RadioJoe

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think this will answer most of your questions...

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

And - Welcome!!

Joe
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08 Dec 2009   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by supanatral View Post
There is a netbook that has Vista home premium installed on it but I'm looking to upgrade it to windows 7. I've tried a demo version of 7 perfessional but it's just way to slow on it.
If you were running Ultimate with disk encryption turned on and lots of services, I could see that Starter might be faster -- simply because it wouldn't be running so many services. But, can think of no reason why Win7 Started would be noticeably faster on your machine than Win7 Pro.

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Am I able to upgrade from Vista home premium to windows 7 starter?
If you're asking about an in-place upgrade where your settings, files, and apps are all preserved -- no. You would have to do a clean-install "upgrade" which will effectively start you over from scratch.
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08 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I'll bet you got a bad install if Pro bogged your netbook but Vista doesn't.

Win7 runs much leaner than Vista, with better memory management and most services set on fast triggers. It really learns the lessons of Vista.

Suggest you try another install of Win7. If you want in-place Upgrade (less clean) then locate and try a copy of WIn7 Home Premium or Ultimate. They will default to lower resource usage (e.g. no Aero) when installed to your netbook.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
supanatral

Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit
 
 

Vista did bogg it down actually. What I did was installed XP with all 3rd party drivers since XP wasn't supported. It ran great after that just not the most stable (especially with wireless). But oh well, sounds like I'm going back to XP
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