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Windows 7: Best version of Windows 7 for Netbook?

06 Aug 2009   #1
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 
Best version of Windows 7 for Netbook?

Just say a starter edition on technet as well as Basic editions of Windows 7, I really like the sound of the Starter Edition however it removes too many of the GUI goodies I so love. Aero and more.

So I was looking at the starter edition of Windows 7 for my Atom 270 netbook. It would allow Aero and a few more tweaks. However does anyone know if these will allow network (home) connections so I can share a drive off my desktop and install CD's through the share?

Does anyone have a full break down of plus and minus features per build?


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06 Aug 2009   #2
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Ultimate, just kill the transition effects (show contents when dragging, animation for menus/etc)

The features between home/pro/ultimate will not affect perfomance, their just extra options.
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06 Aug 2009   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
However does anyone know if these will allow network (home) connections so I can share a drive off my desktop and install CD's through the share?
That's a good question. I have just installed the "Starter Edition" of the RC on an old laptop as a project, and all of the network functions are intact. I have an issue with finding a PCMCIA or USB device for Ethernet for this old machine (the wireless card only half works) but it does connect with my home network. Now, I also would like to know if I can share a DVD drive off the home network with the laptop? It will be sometime (2 weeks?) before new hardware arrives to complete Ethernet connection, so I will have to wait to answer this question.

Robert
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06 Aug 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

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06 Aug 2009   #5
ajw107

Windows 7 build 7068
 
 

Hi
Can you let us know how you get on, as my mums laptop is now pretty old (did struggle slightly with XP) and so I installed Kubuntu on it, as I thought this was my only option. If it isn't, that would be great news.
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06 Aug 2009   #6
Brand

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 [dual boot with Windows Vista Enterprise w/SP2]
 
 

I'll recommend you Ultimate with vlite if you have some experience there, if not, still Ultimate with many Windows Features turned off.
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16 Dec 2009   #7
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

I have an MSI Wind U100 (2GB RAM, 160GB HD). Are you saying that Ultimate will work as well as Basic?

Please clarify.

Thanks.
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16 Dec 2009   #8
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

JMO I can't see spending as much for the OS as you probably spent for the netbook. So Unless your familiar with the vlite as suggested and money is no option, go with that. Otherwise I would think Home Premium would satisfy your needs, since it is just a netbook. I'll duck now. Fabe
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16 Dec 2009   #9
drjim

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
JMO I can't see spending as much for the OS as you probably spent for the netbook. So Unless your familiar with the vlite as suggested and money is no option, go with that. Otherwise I would think Home Premium would satisfy your needs, since it is just a netbook. I'll duck now. Fabe
No reason to duck. I don't even know what vlite is, so Ultimate is out. My main concern is that a netbook has the power and capacity to run Home Premium. You're suggesting that it does? Without having to minimize its benefits?

Thanks.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

netbooks will run fine with home premium. I have no idea why the manufacturers are putting starter on the netbooks other than price. Home premium runs well and allows you to still have all the goodies, as well as changing the wallpaper! :O
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