How to update my HP laptop from Windows Starter to Windows 7?

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I just bought an HP laptop with Windows Starter OS. And I wanted to buy Windows 7 Professional to update it. Is it ok to change my Windows starter to Windows 7 Professional? Will installing Windows 7 Professional affect some system of my laptop? Is it harmful to my laptop?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #161185

How to update my HP laptop from Windows Starter to Windows 7?

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Hello!

Windows Starter is a edition of Windows 7, without some features. Windows 7 Professional can be installed as 32bit version as 64bit version, and contains some interesting features such as Windows Media Center, Themes support. Installing will not affect at all your system,

I think that you idea is good. 

Answered By 0 points N/A #161187

How to update my HP laptop from Windows Starter to Windows 7?

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Yes, you can do any time upgrade with your lower version Windows 7 edition. To get started, follow the instructions found in upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using windows 7 anytime upgrade. remember that some of the higher-end features of Windows 7 will tax lower end systems with slow processors and limited amounts of memory. Also, remember that you can only upgrade a 32-bit system to another 32-bit system and likewise with a 64-bit system.

I've upgraded a Windows XP Home to a Windows XP Professional before on the same machine. I did not loose any drivers and only gained the new functionality. I would assume an anytime upgrade would end up in the same fashion.

If you wipe out the system that you currently have, you will need to look through your documentation on how to recover your system so that all of the drivers that you need are installed. You should also be able to go to HP vendor site and be able to download the drivers needed for the hardware.

Good luck, and hope this helps some.

 

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