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Windows 7: Ultimate to Starter


25 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Ultimate to Starter

Hey guys I have a question. I am selling my netbook but however I upgraded it to Ultimate. Is there a way I can put it back to Starter edition for the customer or do I have to reinstall windows 7 to starter edition? Thanks for your help.

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25 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You will need to reinstall using a Starter Install Disk or use a Recovery Partition or System Recovery Disk that came with the Netbook depending on it's make.

I suggest you run a clean all so the data cannot be revived.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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25 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok thanks for your help. Ill see if I can find a Windows 7 starter ISO.
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25 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Do you still have your Windows 7 Starter Serial Key (it might even be on the bottom of the netbook).
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25 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This tutorial should help: Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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25 Feb 2012   #6
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You may be able to run Factory Recovery if you still have the Recovery partition on the netbook. This will put all of the preinstalled software back on the netbook which the new owner might want.

In the future make your Recovery disks/stick or save externally a Windows 7 backup image before upgrading so you have a path back.
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