What is Windows 7 Starter edition?

by Addy

Question: I would like to know what is Windows 7 Starter edition? And want to learn more about starter edition, it's features, and system requirements. Also, can we run as many applications simultaneously as we want? What it's price? Where can we buy or download Windows 7 Starter full edition?

Windows 7 Starter Edition Answer:

The first and most important thing to know about Windows 7 Starter edition is that it is exclusively for use on small notebook computer (a.k.a. a netbook). Windows 7 Starter edition is simpler and easier than other edition of Windows 7.

Can we run as many applications simultaneously on Windows 7 Starter?

The answer is yes. On Windows 7 Starter edition you can run as many applications simultaneously as you would like. Unlike the other Starter editions of Windows, such as with Windows XP and again with Windows Vista where you've the limitations, such as being able to run only 3 concurrent applications on a Computer at a time (this excludes background processes such as anti-virus software, Blue-tooth, wireless and system tools like Control Panel and Explorer).

Windows 7 Starter Features

The Windows 7 Starter edition includes only a subset of the features offered in the higher editions of Windows 7 such as Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise. Windows 7 Starter does not include the following features:

  • Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.

  • Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.

  • The ability to switch between users without having to log off.

  • Multi-monitor support.

  • DVD playback.

  • Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.

  • Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.

  • Domain support for business customers.

  • XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

How to upgrade Windows 7 Starter Edition to Home Premium?

Click here to learn how to Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium edition

Where to buy Windows 7 Starter?

You can't buy Windows 7 Starter for a standard PC, it is currently offered as an upgrade on a number of netbooks and the Good News is that the most netbooks can run other editions of Windows 7 just fine.

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