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Digiman5000

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Can someone explain what windows 7 starter is, and what the limitations are?

I'm on MS website but its not in the comparison grid with Premium, Professional, and Ultimate.

Is there a good webpage that describes the limitations, or can someone post them here?

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Digiman5000

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It looks like a lot is not available from that chart, what can it do? The only thing I'm not sure
I understand is 'Fast User Switching'. What does that mean? Also I heard you can only run 3 apps at a time or something like that.

Is it sold with the assumption the person will want to upgrade, or is it a stripped down version meant to be run permanantly on low-spec computers like tablets and netbooks?
 
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Fast User Switching lets you switch to a different user account without having to close all of your applications and log off. On Starter, you have to close and log off.
There used to be a 3-app limit, that restriction has been removed:
Microsoft sees sense, kills "three app limit" on Windows 7 Starter edition

I think it was intended for low-end netbooks that would be used for basic tasks and would not be upgraded, but many High end netbooks are now as powerful as full sized laptops from just a year or so ago. All depends on what features you want and what you can do without.
 

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Some of the limitations don't seem like that big of a deal, does anyone have any first hand experience using Windows Starter, what don't you like about it, what makes you say I have to upgrade?
 

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I am a heavy user,so I consider using the Ultimate Edition.
It has more features like the Aero theme,snipping tool and psr.
Its worth a shot.
Bitlocker is an addition to important documents.
Media center has been greatly improved and Backup options are a huge improvment.
 
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