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Windows 7: How to reinstall/backup Windows 7 Starter on Asus EEE PC?

01 Sep 2013   #11
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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So the installation really includes all the editions and perhaps there is a file in the installation that decides which edition I will see?
You need to use the tool to UNLOCK all versions on the X86 ISO.

Once you have done that, when you are installing, it will then display a screen for you to choose

which version you want to install, naturally you will choose Starter.
Thanks, maybe we should tell the guide writer to add "Starter" alongside the "Home Basic"


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01 Sep 2013   #12
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
So the installation really includes all the editions and perhaps there is a file in the installation that decides which edition I will see?
You need to use the tool to UNLOCK all versions on the X86 ISO.

Once you have done that, when you are installing, it will then display a screen for you to choose

which version you want to install, naturally you will choose Starter.
Thanks, maybe we should tell the guide writer to add "Starter" alongside the "Home Basic"
You're welcome. I'll mention that to him.
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01 Sep 2013   #13
theog

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Update - Can I Create a Restore CD? - YES, a USB recovery Image

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ASUS Eee PC Technical Updates

System recovery

Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

Ensure to connect your Eee PC to the AC power adapter before using F9 recovery to avoid recovery failure.

Using recovery partition (F9 Recovery)

1. Press <F9> during bootup.

Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.

2. Select the language you use and click to continue.

3. Click Recovery in the Recovery System dialog box to start the system recovery.

4. The system starts system recovery automatically and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

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01 Sep 2013   #14
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Update - Can I Create a Restore CD? - YES, a USB recovery Image

Quote:
ASUS Eee PC Technical Updates

System recovery

Disable Boot Booster in BIOS setup before you perform system recovery from USB flash disk, external optical drive or hidden partition.

Ensure to connect your Eee PC to the AC power adapter before using F9 recovery to avoid recovery failure.

Using recovery partition (F9 Recovery)

1. Press <F9> during bootup.

Ensure to press <F9> only once during bootup.

2. Select the language you use and click to continue.

3. Click Recovery in the Recovery System dialog box to start the system recovery.

4. The system starts system recovery automatically and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

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Thanks! I didn't know that option! I am going to try it first and tell you how it worked , btw do you think that if I have viruses/malwares it will delete them just like when you do a clean reinstall with a dvd?
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01 Sep 2013   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It should. However there is some rare circumstances where malware can even invade the recovery partition. Also the recovery partition will include all the junk trial programs and software that came with your pc that slow it down.

If you follow the original tutorial, you will have a clean slate and just windows. This offers a way better windows experience. And when you have a slow netbook, you need all the speed you can get

I would advise doing the complete clean install. But I defiantly appreciate theog's input.

In the end, it's your choice
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01 Sep 2013   #16
derekimo

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Just to clarify Andrew, this will not work, and I have not seen a Home Basic download.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post

In short, when you put your key in windows will know what (features) edition you have.
Windows 7 has all editions built in by default, the key is what activates the edition you have.
I would download home basic.
Your quote here will.

Quote:
If the licensed OS printed on the COA sticker on bottom is Home Basic then download Home Premium, run the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions, later during install choose the licensed version from menu.
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01 Sep 2013   #17
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh ok, thanks derekimo. Like I said I was not sure so that's why I included both. Thank you I appreciate It
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01 Sep 2013   #18
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Oh ok, thanks derekimo. Like I said I was not sure so that's why I included both. Thank you I appreciate It
You're welcome.
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01 Sep 2013   #19
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for the help!
I have last question!
If I have a 16 GB usb drive for example, can I use the rest of the storage space to store my files there side by side with the Windows 7 installation?
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01 Sep 2013   #20
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

You should be able to but just to be safe you should store files in a seperate usb drive.
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