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Windows 7 Starter comes with hidden wireless connection sharing

Ah, the blessings of market fragmentation. If you thought that, in its efforts to differentiate the Starter Edition from its beefier Windows 7 offerings, Microsoft chopped off the ability to share wireless connections between compatible devices, we’ve got good news: it didn’t. Turns out that ad-hoc networking is very much a part of Windows 7 Cheap Edition, and the only thing missing from it is the dialog you see above. Thrifty Edition owners will have to find the application themselves — through the shockingly difficult process of a Start Menu search — but once they do it’ll behave exactly as if they’d bought the Extra Awesome variety. Great job, Microsoft — you keep hiding features and we’ll keep installing Chrome OS on our netbooks, deal?

Windows 7 Starter comes with hidden wireless connection sharing originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 05:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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