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Old July 27, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Currently installing Starter on netbook (had Vista basic on it originally), but I also have access to home basic.

Has anybody had experience between the two? I don't need a lot of extra functionality on the netbook and would prefer performance over fancy buttons I don't need.
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Old July 27, 2010, 12:37 PM
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I don't know what your intentions are but I've been wanting to try this on a netbook:
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Old July 27, 2010, 12:40 PM
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It is something I'm considering down the line (or something similar), but at the moment I've just upgraded to an SSD in the netbook and I want to see how it does with win7 vice the crap Vista that was on it originally.
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Doesn't Starter limit you to 4 open programs or something like that?
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Old July 27, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Very possible, I'll have to do a bit more research, and it's almost installed so I'll get some hands-on.
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Old July 27, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Hrmmmmmm...... the hardware isn't playing nice with win7 Starter. Wireless card detects but won't accept the driver from the website.... intel chipset drivers won't install either.... (Claims PC doesn't meet requirements).

Maybe I'll have to install the gateway bloatware?

Grrrrr...... looks like my netbook doesn't have a full slate of win7 drivers. An extra sloppy raspberry award goes out to Gateway for having two different chipsets under the same model# without offering a way to tell which is which.......
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I think there's a geocheck on activation with Home Basic since its sale is restricted to certain countries, not sure if proxy or tor will get around it.
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go for home basic, starter blows chunks, wont let you change your desktop background, and only allows 4 programs open at once (i think, maybe a couple more)
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Old July 31, 2010, 05:26 AM
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go for home basic, starter blows chunks, wont let you change your desktop background, and only allows 4 programs open at once (i think, maybe a couple more)
Not sure about the program limit ... M$ was going to limit it but decided not to.

Can't change the desktop background but a free download of Oceanis Change Background W7 will fix this.

I have basic on my daughter's netbook, I removed all the the bloat and installed Office 2007 ... runs OK.
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