I am buying the Sony Vaio YB series with Windows 7 Starter edition equipped. I hardly believe that Windows 7 starter has a limited usage for our productivities. It is basically the most important part to reduce the notebook price. Other’s may say “It is Windows 7”, but they never know that the equipped windows 7 has a limited use.
I’m looking forward about how to upgrade my Sony Vaio YB series to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate. Hopefully I found an article shows me about upgrading the windows to ultimate series. Before we begin the tutorial, may be some of you want to know about the limitations of Windows 7 Starter edition. Windows 7 Starter doesn’t include :
- 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.
- Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
- The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
- 64 bit version
- Multi-monitor support.
- DVD playback.
- Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
- Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
- Domain support for business customers.
- XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.
A variety of new keyboard shortcuts have been introduced.
Global keyboard shortcuts:
- Windows key + Space bar operates as a keyboard shortcut for Aero Peek.
- Windows key + Up maximizes the current window.
- Windows key + Down if current window is maximized, restores it; otherwise minimizes current window.
- Windows key + Shift + Up maximizes the current window, in the vertical direction only.
- Windows key + Left snaps the current window to the left edge of the screen.
- Windows key + Right snaps the current window to the right half of the screen.
- Windows key + Shift + Left and Windows key + Shift + Right move the current window to the left or right display.
- Windows key + + (plus sign) functions as zoom in command wherever applicable.
- Windows key + − (minus sign) functions as zoom out command wherever applicable.
- Windows key + ESC (Escape key) turn off zoom once enabled.
- Windows key + Home operates as a keyboard shortcut for Aero Shake.
- Windows key + P shows an “external display options” selector that gives the user the choice of showing the desktop on only the computer’s screen, only the external display, with the same output on both (clone), or on both displays with independent desktops (extend).
- Shift + Click, or Middle click starts a new instance of the application, regardless of whether it’s already running.
- Ctrl + Shift + Click starts a new instance with Administrator privileges; by default, a User Account Control prompt will be displayed.
- Shift + Right-click shows the classic Window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc.); right-clicking on the application’s thumbnail image will also show this menu. If the icon being clicked on is a grouped icon, the classic menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All menu is shown.
- Ctrl + Click on a grouped icon cycles between the windows (or tabs) in the group.
Upgrading Tutorials :
Please follow the tutorials carefully. I myself succeeded upgrading my notebook with this tutorial. By following this instruction, you agree to bear all consequences from the use of existing software in this blog and doesn’t include this blog if caught using illegal software.
Now let’s move on the Tutorial part.
- Download the Loader file.
- Click “Start Menu”
- Write “Windows Anytime Upgrade” in the search box and press “Enter”
- Choose “Enter an Upgrade Key”
- Insert the following serial number : FHY4Q-VB63H-XK8VD-9Y68P-RFQ43
- Wait about 30 minutes, the upgrading process will be finished (your computer will restart a couple times)
- Open the downloaded Loader, and click the Loader.exe
- Click the OEM Logo you want
- Click “OK” to the opened window
- Click “install/remove Loader”
- PUT AWAY YOUR HANDS AFTER CLICKIN THIS (LET THE OPENED WINDOW OPEN)
- After the installation process done, your windows should be restarted by itself.
- Check the Windows 7 Status by looking at the properties in My Computer or press Windows Button + Pause
- Enjoy Your Windows 7 Ultimate edition and beware of Windows Update KB971033, you should deactivate this update in your Windows Update settings. Cheers