Upgrading Windows® 7 Starter Edition
Do you want to upgrade Windows 7 Starter edition installed on your system? Read on
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. This OS comes packed with many advanced features such as Windows Defender (security application), Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets and so on. Windows 7 has many versions such as Windows 7 Starter Edition, Windows 7 Home Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Starter is the basic edition of the OS and if your computer is operating on Windows 7 Starter edition, it is highly recommended that users upgrade the OS to a better or higher version such as Windows 7 Home Premium. Although Windows 7 Starter is a good version of the OS, it has many limitations (such as inability to launch more than three applications at a time, desktop wallpaper changing feature). Upgrading to a higher Windows 7 OS such as Windows 7 Home Premium ensures that users can make full use of the OS. Upgraded version of Windows 7 would be also more stable and would have more numbers of applications to improve the system performance and functionality.
Following details gives users more information regarding things to keep in mind while upgrading Windows 7 Starter:
- Check compatibility
- Verify OS authenticity
- Create data backup
Although Windows 7 operating system and all other operating systems have same system requirements, they are slightly different in some terms. Windows 7 Starter edition is a stripped down version of the OS and intended for computers with smaller processors and hardware configurations. Therefore, before upgrading Windows 7 Starter edition to a higher version such as Windows 7 Home Premium, users must check the compatibility of the OS about to be installed. Compatibility check of all the applications installed on the system must be also carried out.
Verify OS authenticity
Before upgrading the Windows 7 Starter edition installed on your system to an upgraded version, users must check the authenticity of the OS about to be installed on the system. The authenticity of the OS must be checked by contacting Microsoft online. Upgrading your system to a cracked or pirated version of Windows 7 is likely to render the system inoperable.
Although using the upgrade option on Windows 7 does not remove any data on the system, all Windows 7 Starter Edition users upgrading the OS to high version are advised to create backup of all data on the system (on to a removable medium). This should be done as a precautionary measure so that even if some problems come up with the upgrade; data would be safe and can be accessed using another system.