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Do you think it is advisable to upgrade from windows 7 starter to ultimate if you are using n450 processor for netbook? What are the pros and cons?

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Hi,
You have to consider a lot of things other than just the processor when upgrading to windows 7 Ultimate. You need to have enough RAM and a good Video Card to enjoy the features and benefits of Ultimate. If you will install Ultimate on a low spec computer, then it will definitely slow down.
Hope this answers your question.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/windows-7-upgrade-starter-to-ultimate.aspx

Official Microsoft website, you will need to pay approx. $170 to buy the lic. and upgrade on-line.

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