Microsoft Windows is available in the market in various versions. The newest one is the Windows 7. This operating system is globally accepted as it is equipped with many modern features.
The Netbooks were previously built with windows XP and other modern operating systems like Windows Vista etc, however, people found it very inconvenient to use and due to that most of the Netbook manufacturers recommend Windows 7 for their Netbooks. Various versions of Windows 7 are available now like Starter edition, Home Basic, Home premium, professional, Enterprise, Ultimate etc.
Almost 80% of the users prefer Windows 7 for Netbooks. If you do not have the Windows 7 built in your Netbook you can simply upgrade into it in future. Below are the details of versions of Windows 7 for Netbooks.
Starter Edition: It can be called as lightweight version of Windows 7 for Netbook because it cannot run more than three applications at a time. Many features are absent in this version of Windows 7 for Netbooks like Media Center and touch screen support etc. It can be used for all the basic works and less use.
Home Basic edition of Windows 7 for Netbooks: This edition of Windows 7 is only meant for emerging use. Many people use their Netbooks only for using internet or some basic applications. For them, this version is very useful. If you want to use the productivity applications in your Netbook, you can easily go for the Home basic edition of Windows 7 for Netbooks.
Home Premium version of Windows 7 for Netbooks: Some useful and most important features of Windows 7 are Media center, full aero glass graphics, touch screen support etc and these applications are supported by the Home premium version of Windows 7 only. This version of Windows 7 also includes improved media format and streaming. So, if you are using your Netbook for multimedia tasks, you should go for Home premium version of Windows 7.
Professional version of Windows 7: Netbook is mainly used by businessmen as it is handy and easy to carry. So, it should be made in business oriented manner. There are some improved features like advanced network backup, Bit locker encryption, Encrypting file system etc enabled in this version, which are very useful for any business.
Enterprise edition: This version of Windows 7 is meant for volume license customers only. All the professional features are included in it. Bit locker protection which is one of the most important features for any professional, is enabled in it. This is used for encrypting and external hard drives flash drives. Direct access in included in it which is used for accessing company networks without a VPN.
Ultimate version of Windows 7 for Netbooks: This is the most comprehensive version of Windows 7 as it is included with all the features available in the market.
It is very important to know what version of Windows is needed for a particular purpose. You should ask the laptop retailer to install the required version of Windows 7 before buying it. This is not a big deal to install the various versions of Windows 7 as all the versions of Windows 7 require almost same kind of configuration. There are some advanced software that are not supported in your Netbook unless you install Windows 7 in your Netbook.