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Windows 7: Backing up/Reinstalling OS on a Netbook

25 Sep 2012   #21
ignatzatsonic

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You can download a Windows ISO to your hard drive as I mentioned in post 15.

Can you do that?
Yes I can, I think thats the full installation ISO though.
But... I'm just reading your second tutorial link above again using command prompt. I might be able to create it fingers crossed. Will post back in a bit. I admit I got a bit confused with all this.

Thanks for help so far!
It is the full installation ISO.

But I think an installation disc can be used for repair purposes.

Regardless, an installation disc is something everyone should have.


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25 Sep 2012   #22
TrishC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrishC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You can download a Windows ISO to your hard drive as I mentioned in post 15.

Can you do that?
Yes I can, I think thats the full installation ISO though.
But... I'm just reading your second tutorial link above again using command prompt. I might be able to create it fingers crossed. Will post back in a bit. I admit I got a bit confused with all this.

Thanks for help so far!
It is the full installation ISO.

But I think an installation disc can be used for repair purposes.

Regardless, an installation disc is something everyone should have.
OK well that tutorial isnt going work because eventually you still need the installation DVD.

So to your link in post 15 ...

Thats not going to work either. My version on this netbook is Win 7 starter which is not included on the digital river site. So my product key wont match.

So maybe I cant create a boot USB after all! Unless theres a way of copying the boot files over from my PC?
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25 Sep 2012   #23
derekimo

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You just need to do stage one of this tutorial on an x86 ISO to unlock all versions to get Starter as an option,

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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25 Sep 2012   #24
ignatzatsonic

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There is such a thing as a "universal installation disc":

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

But I've never attempted to make one. I'd have to assume it could be put on a USB stick like any other install disc.
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25 Sep 2012   #25
ignatzatsonic

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Trish:

This may help also:

How to Setup Windows 7 from USB drive?
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