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Windows 7: Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?


28 Jul 2010   #1

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Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?

Well basically I bought a netbook last week, and naturally it came with Windows 7 Starter Edition. I find it to be a pretty basic and fast version without any clutter and unnecessary programs, (ie : I don't use MC)

I do like it but unfortunately I'm someone who sometimes wants "more" just for the heck of it :P

I checked the Windows Anytime Upgrade and it's giving me the option to upgrade to Win 7 Professional for $140. I realize that I don't need all the features offered in it but I would like to be able to change my background without having to use Oceanis and I wouldn't mind Aero.

The thing is, I'm over my Credit Limit on my credit card and I dunno If I should try to see If I could purchase it anyway.

I'm not going to download a pirated version of Windows because I don't do that.

Anyway should I try and go ahead and see what will happen ? lol

Now that I have a job I feel a little more confident when I spend LOL ! Knowing that money will be easily available down the road !

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28 Jul 2010   #2

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Have looked at cost of Windows 7 HP?
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28 Jul 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have looked at cost of Windows 7 HP?
I had HP on my old laptop and I just want to see what Pro looks like
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28 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Pro looks just like Home Premium. I'd say if you don't need remote desktop services and don't need to join a corporate domain...I don't think I would invest in Professional. Save yourself the cash.
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28 Jul 2010   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I agree with the others.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
...it's giving me the option to upgrade to Win 7 Professional for $140...
With most netbooks selling in the $300 range, why in the world would you want to spend half as much again for features you won't use?
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28 Jul 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I agree with the others.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
...it's giving me the option to upgrade to Win 7 Professional for $140...
With most netbooks selling in the $300 range, why in the world would you want to spend half as much again for features you won't use?
good point !
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28 Jul 2010   #7
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I would save a Windows 7 backup image externally, then clean install HP to test for up to 120 days so you can see what you're missing - probably nothing more than desktop slideshow.

Then if you feel it's worth it, buy a key. If not, reimage HD from backup using Windows 7 DVD Repair console.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

Gives you some time to save up bucks and make a decision.
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29 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have pro and my mom has HP. Not really any different. I payed the extra $50 (this was during the pre-order deal a year ago) just to have XP mode and I thought I might need Presentation Mode for school sometime. I used to use XP mode for a couple old games, but I never play them anymore and I still don't even know what Presentation Mode is. Save the money and get HP.

EDIT: finally figured out what presentation mode is. It's cool for when you has a less than appropriate back ground or don't want to change a bunch of settings around just for giving a speech, but I doubt most people would ever make use of it.
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