Using Windows® 7 Starter Edition
Are you aware of the features, requirements and limitations of Windows 7 Starter Edition?
Windows 7 is one of the best operating systems out on the market today. This operating system comes packed with many features to make the computer more stable. Another added advantage of having Windows 7 installed on the system is that older types of malware will not be able to infect and cause damage to the system. Windows 7 also comes in a Starter Edition. This edition of Windows 7 is ideally targeted for netbook users. As netbooks have smaller processors, they may not be able to take the load of a full-fledged edition of Windows 7. The Starter Edition of Windows 7 is lighter so that it can run flawlessly on netbooks or similar computers. Unlike other editions of Windows 7, the Starter Edition only comes in a 32-bit variant. Although Windows 7 Starter Edition will work on most netbook type computers, Microsoft recommends that the system must have 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB available disk space and DirectX 9 graphics processor.
Following points talk about the limitations of Windows 7 Starter Edition:
- Application execution limit
- Windows XP Mode not available /li>
- Absence of personalization options
Application execution limit
Windows 7 Starter Edition has an application execution limit. Windows 7 Starter Edition users can only execute three applications at a time. Microsoft placed this limitation because the processor capabilities of most of the notebooks are very low. However, even if the applications are small like notepads, users will not be able to execute them.
Windows XP Mode not available
Windows XP Mode is a very popular feature in Windows 7 that allows users to execute older version applications on Windows 7. Some applications do not have Windows 7 compatible versions and executing them in Windows XP Mode avoids compatibility issues. Windows 7 Starter Edition does not have this feature and you may face problems while executing older version applications on your system.
Absence of personalization options
Windows 7 Starter Edition does not have personalization options as compared to other editions of Windows 7. This means that Windows 7 Starter Edition users will not be able to change the look of the desktop by changing the desktop backgrounds, window colors or sound schemes. Besides these, Windows 7 Starter edition also does not support DVD playback, multi monitor support, Windows Media Centre for watching recorded TV.
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