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Windows 7: Upgrade win7starter>home premium on new netbook w/msdn?

23 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I believe a clean install is what you would need to do to go back to Starter. However, I am not sure why you would want to go back. Using the Anytime Upgrade option from Windows will just give you access to more features while maintaining the same quality system that you currently have with Starter (including the ability to change your desktop background...which is a big plus for me :))!

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24 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I was running Ultimate on my Dell Mini 9 until 3 days ago.
I do have 2GB of Ram and a fast SSD in it though, but Win 7 Home Premium runs great on my friends Aspire One with 1GB and a 160gb hard disk.
Aero runs great and I noticed no slow downs with it on or off.

I put OSX on my Dell 3 days ago and it runs much better than Win 7 on this netbook, but never using a Mac before made it awkward to figure out some settings, like the huge dock taking up the bottom of the screen.
OSX also boots much faster than Win 7 Starter, 35 seconds from the time you hit the power button on OSX and 55 seconds with Win 7 Starter, both fresh installs with no apps loaded, except OSX uses a boot loader so it would be a couple of seconds faster otherwise. 20 seconds is no big deal really though.
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24 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ulti x64

My netbook came with starter and it seemed to work OK, but there are some restrictions. I upgraded to Home Premium after about 20 minutes. The upgrade takes only minutes but costs about $80. I have a N480 cpu and 2 Gigs of ram and 7 runs fine.
Pointless? Perhaps, if it is your only computer. I have a couple other powerful computers that do anything fast. Cruising the internet or reading ebooks, a place to clean off your sd cards on the road, they can't be beat. If you can't figure out how to do things without several apps open at once it can be painfully slow. Get the cpu usage gadget and you will soon see what you can do without pegging it at 100 percent.
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