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What are the pros and cons of upgrading your OS from win7 starter to windows 7 ultimate? Given that the processor is N450 on a netbook.

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There are basically no con's to upgrading. You will gain some features when you upgrade. You may have to install new device drivers for some devices like mouse, external hard drive to work properly, but this is unlikely.

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

* 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.
* 64 bit version
* 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.

So, you can gain some additional features when you upgrade!


Posted on May 25, 2011

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    damneddle May 25, 2011

    But what about the speed? Can a n450 processor handle windows 7 ultimate?

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    G33k May 25, 2011

    The operating system will remain the same, but you will be using new features like Aero Glass which can be more processor demanding and slow down the computer, however, you don't have to use Aero, you can stick with a basic themes!

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    G33k May 25, 2011

    My pleasure. Have a good day and enjoy the new features if you go through with the upgrade!



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