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Windows XP or 7 "starter" for a new netbook....???

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BigDaveinNJ, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    I have been planning on getting a NETBOOK for awhile now and am somewhat confused by all the different options available and that's why it's taken quite a while for me to "pull the trigger" and purchase it.

    Amongst other things, I am wondering which operating system would work better for me. Right now... I am using Win98se... and that's all I've ever used. I have used friends PCs and had no problems with WinXP.

    Now... some of the new NETBOOKS come with Vista, some with XP and some more with Windows 7 "starter".

    Which of those options do you reccomend? Things that are important to me are ease of using as well as which one uses more resources and RAM on a little NETBOOK.

    Thanks in advance

    ~ david ~
     
  2. rainforest123

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    W98SE looks more like XP than Vista or W7.

    The Vista / W7 appearance is the wave of the future.

    XP won't be supported for as long as Vista & W7 will be supported.

    W7 probably needs less ram than XP; W7 needs less ram than Vista.

    There are fewer new bugs w / XP than w / Vista & W7.

    The "starter" version is provides minimal functions.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare

    Glad to help.
    (y)

    I have no complaints regarding Vista & have encountered only 2 Vista PCs with problems. The bulk of computers I have encountered run XP.

    RF123
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    Vista does not run well on netbooks. Avoid models that have it installed. I'd recommend Windows 7 Starter over Windows XP.
     
  4. rainforest123

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    Experiences vary.
    :)

    RF123
     
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