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    FS: IsWindows 7 Starter operating system any good??

    was looking at getting a msi wind with this installed for a cheap netbook ..really just for internet nothing major ..what is the difference with starter edition..any help guys would be good ..as i said just for net and some word processing really

    cheers folks

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    Original Poster

    anyone ??

    Original Poster

    guilbert53;8230171

    Does this help (or are you looking for practical … Does this help (or are you looking for practical experience)?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/starter.aspx


    bot of both really ..anyone using it with some input would be good ..i,m using xp at the mo

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    dcx_badass;8230183

    You can only run 3 applications at a time, so no, it sucks.



    I believe they removed that restriction late in the beta process - its fine for what the OP wants.

    computerworld.com/s/a…mit

    dcx_badass;8230183

    You can only run 3 applications at a time, so no, it sucks.



    Is that true?

    I think it WAS going to be the case but they took that "feature" out.

    arstechnica.com/mic…ars

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;8230183

    You can only run 3 applications at a time, so no, it sucks.


    i had heard that but thought it was removed as the other peeps said..most i would do is internet ,i tunes and a bit of bookkeeping ..nothing heavy

    I have tried Basic and Ultimate on my netbook and neither was faster than the other, with ultimate there was no resource hogs from the OS, I thought Basic would have been faster due to installing less stuff on the system but that wasn't the case, Starter will be fine for your needs, the biggest resource hog I have is Firefox, whilst other browsers are faster I need firefox for one of its extensions.

    Original Poster

    harlzter;8230637

    I have tried Basic and Ultimate on my netbook and neither was faster than … I have tried Basic and Ultimate on my netbook and neither was faster than the other, with ultimate there was no resource hogs from the OS, I thought Basic would have been faster due to installing less stuff on the system but that wasn't the case, Starter will be fine for your needs, the biggest resource hog I have is Firefox, whilst other browsers are faster I need firefox for one of its extensions.


    is it very backward compatible and if given the choice would you stick with xp or give this a bash

    vikkers14;8230748

    is it very backward compatible and if given the choice would you stick … is it very backward compatible and if given the choice would you stick with xp or give this a bash


    Windows 7 everytime, I get a better battery life for one, and anything that worked with xp will work with 7, if it doesnt run just right click and select compatibility mode for any previous windows version.

    Original Poster

    harlzter;8230811

    Windows 7 everytime, I get a better battery life for one, and anything … Windows 7 everytime, I get a better battery life for one, and anything that worked with xp will work with 7, if it doesnt run just right click and select compatibility mode for any previous windows version.


    cheers mate ,thanks for your help ..rep added to all

    harlzter;8230811

    Windows 7 everytime, I get a better battery life for one, and anything … Windows 7 everytime, I get a better battery life for one, and anything that worked with xp will work with 7, if it doesnt run just right click and select compatibility mode for any previous windows version.



    According to the comparison chart on Wiki (link in previous post) there is no XP compatibility mode in the starter edition.

    i was told that you couldnt have your own desktop wallpaper either.

    Tenji;8244595

    According to the comparison chart on Wiki (link in previous post) there … According to the comparison chart on Wiki (link in previous post) there is no XP compatibility mode in the starter edition.



    According to the same chart its not on basic either but it is on the version I used, however there is a workaround if not. keznews.com/658…sic

    Not sure on what that means as according to the info even on ultimate you have to install virtualisation software but I've never needed to do so,

    This is on basic for software right click>properties>compatibility
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/compatability.jpg

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    Goofeys Girl;8244649

    i was told that you couldnt have your own desktop wallpaper either.


    you cant!

    also, couldnt get flash player installed on the browser either on my mates netbook. Its rubbish imho.
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