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Windows7 Starter to Home Basic


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I've just bought a Toshiba NB200 Net book as a second computer. I'm loving its performance. Is it worth spending a bit of cash to upgrade the installed Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium? I don't intend to run a huge amount of programmes on it so I am not too worried about using up a huge chunk of memory.

My concern is whether it will slow things down to such an extent where it becomes unusable. I assume you can switch facilities off if you don't need them. I know it sounds crazy but you cannot even change the desktop picture in 'Starter'.

Any views? I'm sticking with Vista Home Premium on my other machine. I noticed that until recently most netbook/laptops stuck to XP as the install of choice.
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I find Win 7 Home Premium no slower than XP SP3 on my Acer One netbook - runs well enough for me....:D
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