Upgrading to Home Premium
Is it worth it to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium? With all of the differences between Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium, the answer is yes, very much so. Windows 7 Home Premium provides many features that people want.
However, if you take price into consideration, then maybe not. You should consider that a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade costs approximately $120.00. How much did your netbook cost? $250? If so, then a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade will cost you half the price that you paid for the netbook itself.
Considering upgrading to an even higher version of Windows such as Professional or Ultimate? A Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade costs approximately $220. That is nearly the full price that you paid for the netbook itself! Assuming that you purchase an upgrade for your netbook to go from Starter to Home Premium, that could be nearly a $400 investment that you have... for a netbook.
If you like the netbook a lot and use it on a constant basis, an upgrade from Starter to Home Premium is a good move. You will have more features and be able to do more with Windows. If there are several features listed above that you believe you would use on your netbook, definitely go for the upgrade.
If you only use the netbook once in a while, and have checked out the Things to Consider section above (found some counter-points to be valid), then the upgrade to Home Premium may not be a good move for you.
Hopefully, this article answered any questions that you may have had as far as Windows 7 Starter vs. Home Premium, and helped you decide whether to upgrade or not.