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Windows 7: Asus EeePC system recovery?

17 Feb 2014   #1
nocomputerskill

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Asus EeePC system recovery?

My Asus EeePC 1018p, which is about 3 years old, recently had a hard drive failure . ASUS stopped supplying the system recovery CDs with the net books a few years ago. Therefore i don't have what I need.
I have since replaced the hard drive and contacted ASUS. They have been rather useless and I can't find where to get the recovery CDs. Is there anywhere I can download or buy the disks? Any help wpuld be greatly appreciated!


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17 Feb 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Which OS was installed and do you have a COA sticker on the bottom with a product key. If yes, you can download a Windows 7 iso from here (assuming the key on the COA sticker is Windows 7). Just make sure you download the version that corresponds to the key - e.g. Home Premium.

If it is one of those Starter systems, then you are out of luck. There you can only borrow an installation CD from someone.
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17 Feb 2014   #3
nocomputerskill

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

It came installed from ASUS with Windows 7 starter. Do you know anywhere i can get the recovery CDs?
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17 Feb 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can try Cnet. That is usually a bit messy though.

Windows 7 Starter - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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17 Feb 2014   #5
nocomputerskill

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the help. I think I'll upgrade windows.
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17 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not sure whether that is such a good idea. How about Linux Mint Mate. That costs nothing and is a very nice system.

Download: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" - MATE (32-bit) - Linux Mint -- Use the James Madisn University server

Here are some tutorials I made for the setup.

Here is a demo I made running Mint Mate in Virtual. It will give you an idea how the system looks once it is set up (very easy)
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17 Feb 2014   #7
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I installed Win 8.1 Pro on my 5 year old Acer Aspire One netbook and it runs very nicely there. It should run even better on your Asus EeePC 1018p since it has a newer Atom processor and more RAM. My netbook came with XP and I believe it runs Win 8.1 better than it ran XP.

One issue you would encounter is that Metro Apps require a minimum of 1024x768 and many netbooks (yours included) have a fixed resolution of 1024x600. There is a registry tweak you can do to allow you to set the resolution to 1024x768. Here's a link on how to do that: How to Run Modern Windows 8 Apps on a Netbook
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18 Feb 2014   #8
nocomputerskill

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I liked Windows 7 Starter, which is what comes installed. ASUS has been absolutely HORRIBLE in this matter. They have hung up on my multiple times and canceled the chat multiple times. I finally got that they don't even sell the recovery CD for my model anymore. I think I'll either upgrade to a full size laptop or install Linux. Thanks to all who helped.
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18 Feb 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Asus suppor behavior is strange. I bought an Asus Transformer last month and had to call their support line a few times. They were always immediately available (no long wait on the line), very helpful and knowledgeable. Too bad you had such a horrible experience.

I would write a letter to the CEO of Asus. I have done that once with Sony and believe me, I got instant action.
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