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Windows 7: I Own the Home Basic Edition

15 Oct 2011   #1
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 
I Own the Home Basic Edition

Folks, I finally bought a new computer here in Mexico with Windows 7 Home Basic, and realized too late that it is not Home Premium. But I'm having a great time with it.

Does anyone else on this forum use Home Basic?
My computer is dual-core with 4 gigs of RAM. Is there a download that will allow me to use Windows 7 themes on my computer?

PS. Windows XP, you served me well. Adios.


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15 Oct 2011   #2
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Folks, I finally bought a new computer here in Mexico with Windows 7 Home Basic, and realized too late that it is not Home Premium. But I'm having a great time with it.

Does anyone else on this forum use Home Basic?
My computer is dual-core with 4 gigs of RAM. Is there a download that will allow me to use Windows 7 themes on my computer?

PS. Windows XP, you served me well. Adios.
Your best bet would be to buy an anytime upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium at this point. There should be an option for this somewhere in the start menu.
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15 Oct 2011   #3
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Your best bet would be to buy an anytime upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium at this point. There should be an option for this somewhere in the start menu.[/QUOTE]

Believe it or not, I can't. Home Basic cannot be upgraded, at least not in Mexico. Starter can, but not Home Basic. I think the idea is they didn't want people buying it cheap, bringing it to the US, and then upgrading it.
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16 Oct 2011   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Home Basic does not support Aero for themes (transparency, for instance). There apparently is a workaround that I cannot confirm myself, as I have Home Premium. Have a look at OPTION TWO here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-starter.html

A Guy
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16 Oct 2011   #5
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, A Guy. It works great. I can download and install themes easily. Now I'm trying to figure out how to turn Aero on.
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