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Windows 7 Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7
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Home Premium can be trimmed down, by disabling features like Aero, so it will run OK on a netbook.
2. According to one forum (I can't find now), Media Center functions are available in individual application on the Starter edition, they are just not conveniently bundled.
Home Basic is only available in emerging markets, where budgets might be a little bit tight. It does not include Aero, the glasslike user interface, or Windows Media Center. See Differences.
Windows 7 Enterprise will be sold through volume licensing to companies which have Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. It has features similar to Ultimate.
Physical memory limits for Windows 7 versions
Full Versions of Home Premium
OEM System Builder versions:
Ed Bott's Microsoft Report at ZDnet says,
He quotes an answer from Microsoft engineers on their technical forum which says,
Thread at macrumors.com says, "Don't get the OEM version of you intend to switch back and forth between Bootcamp and Parallels or VMWare.
"The OEM version is meant to be installed on a "new" computer only. Our Macs don't technically qualify because we already bought them before we install Windows. OEM will install but MS doesn't approve and will happily revoke your activation and ability to use the product (without a refund) if they feel that you're violating the EULA or especially if the think you're trying multiple installs."
Using Windows in a virtual machine like Parallels appears differently to the Activation Scheme than Boot Camp does.
The best fix is to crack the Activation, but that's illegal. The Full Retail version allows you to remove from one computer and install on another. This would probably result in less of a hassle from MS.
I believe that Microsoft has said before, somewhere, that they are aware that the license can be interpreted to allow for installation on one's own system including a Mac, and they really don't care. For one thing, I believe they may make about twice as much money as they do off of a Dell, which isn't bad. But the trade-offs are that the installer of the software is responsible for support (that is, you are on your own) and you don't get transfer rights.
Windows Performance Optimizaation
ZD Net Utility Guide
Windows 7 How-To Articles, Tips, and Guides :: How-To Geek
Windows 7 Installation Guide / Tutorial - Windows 7
Windows 7 Home Premium Setup at dmcritchie.mvps.org
Alternatives to MS Office:
List at ZD Net
Best Products of 2005 at PC World
Optical Character Readers (OCR)
Abbyy FineReader & OmniPage get the best reviews.
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