Windows Vista was one of the major releases of the Microsoft Windows Operating System(OS) family and it has been available in six editions of which one is Windows Vista Starter. Similar to the OS before its release, Windows Vista Starter was available all across the world in emerging markets.
It was not made available in countries with high-income markets. It had many interesting features added to it such as Parental Controls, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Speech Recognition. Windows Vista Starter can only be run on computers with certain kinds of processors(Geode, Sempron, Duron, Athlon XP, etc). It could be installed from optical media which included those that belonged to other editions of the OS.
Windows Vista Starter was criticized for its high system requirements, tough licensing terms, and longer boot time.
Features of Windows Vista Starter
These are some of the features of Windows Vista Starter:
This is an amazing GUI introduced by Microsoft that has a clear three-dimensional logo to represent it. This feature was first observed in Windows XP.
It is now much easier for users to find the apps that they want and switch over between them. The menu has also been redefined with a clean and classy look.
These gadgets that are present on the screen can allow the user to get faster access to specific programs. Examples of these gadgets include Clock and Calendar.
Better Parental Control
Other users will not be able to reach certain websites on your device if they have been blocked by the user from doing so with the parental control feature. This is much better than it was before and is stricter on the restrictions that it offers.
It is much easier for a user to utilise their USB on their system now. Media can be inserted and played directly inside the USB. The size support has also been increased and there is also much better response to external drives.
This wonderful feature will help the user improve the graphical performance on their system.
The user can now easily switch between tabs on their computer by pressing the combination of Tab and Alt.
Restoration and backup of files
Windows Vista Starter has made it much easier for users to restore and backup their sensitive data and important files.
Surfing on the Internet has become more efficient than ever before and there have been new changes introduced such as printing and search inbox. Some security features have also been added which will definitely make browsing the web much more secure. It is also much simpler for the user to locate the files and documents they are looking for on their computer.
Windows Flip 3D
This amazing feature will allow users to change between all their tabs on the system by pressing a combination of the Windows key and Tab. A combination of Ctrl, the Windows key, and Tab will enable users to look at all the tabs without pressing any of the buttons on their keyboard.
This is a new introduction to the Windows Vista that allows someone to use their USD flash to extend the memory of their system and improve its overall performance. The user can avoid buying a RAM since this feature is available now.
Windows Firewall and Defender
The security of the system has improved greatly. The new firewall will assist the user in protecting their computer from any unwanted intrusive traffic and Windows Defender will shield them from any dangerous malicious attacks.
Installing Windows Vista Starter
These are the steps that have to be followed in order to install Windows Vista Starter:
Downloading the ISO file
The user should download the Windows Vista Starter ISO file online using one of the links given online.
Downloading bootable software
A bootable USB has to be created by the user through the aid of software like Universal USB Installer(UUI) in order to create a bootable USB. The USB should have a minimum of 8GB of memory storage available.
Burning the ISO
The user has to burn their ISO file on their USB drive. In order to do this, they will have to open the ISO file and select their USB drive under the Device option. They must then choose the Create a bootable disk using option and then click the ISO image option. The CD-ROM symbol should then be right-clicked and the ISO file should be chosen. The user can assign whatever name they wish to the USB drive. The user can use whatever bootable software they wish in order to carry this process out.
Changing the BIOS settings
The user will have to reboot their system after burning the ISO file. They have to enter into the BIOS setting when their computer is rebooting on the start screen. The user should then go to the booting sequence under the BIOS settings and change the sequence to an external one.
Completing the process
Once the booting sequence has been successfully changed, the user should exit and wait for their system to reboot. They should wait patiently until the installation screen is displayed to them. This means that they have completed their Windows Vista Starter installation successfully.
The impact of Windows Vista on the technological world cannot be undermined. It brought about many changes that made it much easier and safer for users to enjoy their systems. If you have not tried Windows Vista Starter out before, you can do so and experience this version out for yourself. Since there are six different versions of Windows Vista, you could even try out the other versions if you wish. In case you wish to discuss anything about the content that was written, please feel free to reach out to us below so we can do so.