Features & Limitations of Windows 7 Starter Edition

Microsoft has clarified on, what features and limitations Windows 7 Starter Edition will have. The  Starter Edition of Windows is designed for entry level PCs and available only in certain regions.

Windows 7 Starter Edition limitations

Windows 7 Starter edition will be available for the first time worldwide on small notebook PCs.

Windows 7 starter edition

Windows 7 Starter edition customers will now also have the ability to run as many applications simultaneously as they would like, instead of being constricted to the 3 application limit that the previous Starter editions included.

However, Windows 7 Starter still includes only a subset of the features offered in the higher editions of Windows 7 such as Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and above.

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

  1. Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
  2. Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
  3. The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
  4. Multi-monitor support.
  5. DVD playback.
  6. Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
  7. Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
  8. Domain support for business customers.
  9. XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

Now read about Microsoft Office Starter Edition.

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