Many people often find their self a little bit confusing when it comes to make decision for buying a Windows 7 edition for their Home PC, Notebook or Netbook. The two basic options which You get as a Home User are either to opt for Windows 7 Starter or Windows7 Home Basic (Note: Home Basic is only for Emerging Markets (EM).
They key feature difference between these two editions is as follows in the following table. As you tend to go for a more costly edition of Windows 7 like Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise/Ultimate obviously you tend to pay more and the variation you get is increase of features so while making such a purchase you need to understand the feature set and choose which edition suits you.
Have a look at the feature comparison betwen Starter and Basic SKU of Windows 7