Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions are pretty much restricted in customizing GUI. You can't have Aero theme, even you can't change Desktop wallpaper in Starter edition. In fact, you don't see "Personalize" menu in Desktop context menu to change theme, wallpaper, screen saver, sounds, etc.
Our friend "hb860" has created an awesome "Personalization Panel" for Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions which brings the Personalization panel of Windows 7 Ultimate edition to these low-end restricted editions.
It allows you to:
- Change Desktop wallpaper
- Theme support
- Aero glass support
- Desktop context menu integration
- Change window and Taskbar color
- Portable version also available
Its a must have program for Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic edition users.
UPDATE: A more advanced freeware is available to enable Desktop personalization feature and Aero glass transparency in Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter editions: