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I bought this netbook: "ASUS 1015 PEM,
Intel Atom Dual Core N550 1.5GHZ
2GB 250GB 10"

It was Windows 7 Starter installed. But I read that starter edition doesn't support dual core CPU. Is it right? If so, I will upgrade to upper version.

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Not true

PCs with multi-core processors: Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors. All 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 32 processor cores, while 64‑bit versions can support up to 256 processor cores.

But will not recognize more than 1 Physical processor

Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor.

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Physical means a whole, complete CPU. So like.. Intel Skulltrail's 2*775 Core2Q, or a server mobo. Which means ... you don't have to worry about this unless you have such hardware (I doubt that). Only Dell/Alienware/MAC uses server mobo (ultra high-end desktop) with 2 CPUs, but those machines come with Win7 Ultimate by def. –  Shiki Apr 8 '11 at 16:58
    
Thanks Shiki, I made an edit to include a definition link. –  Moab Apr 8 '11 at 17:19
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