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Windows 7: Windows 7 starter ISO for clean install?

31 Mar 2013   #1
curiouscat

Windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 starter ISO for clean install?

Hi, I have had my Samsung N150 plus netbook for nearly three years and it's just started running really slowly. I want to do a fresh install of windows 7 starter but my disks are in storage. I have my product key for the starter edition however. I found this post: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create but I can't find an English 7 starter ISO among the files on the website given.

I would appreciate it if someone could direct me to such a file and also any tips for the cleanest install possible. I'm a newbie.

Thanks.


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31 Mar 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

From Windows use Complete PC Restore.

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From boot use the F4 key.

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31 Mar 2013   #3
curiouscat

Windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

Thanks. I don't appear to have it. Installed a trial version of 7 home premium, trial now expired. I can't see how that makes any difference though. Tried searching for 'samsung' and 'complete restore' from the start menu. The only thing I have come up is 'restore this computer to an earlier time.' (haven't got a clean restore date.)
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31 Mar 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You can get an ISO here,

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

About half way down the page is an X86 Home Premium English ISO, with that you can use this,

Eicfg removal tool which will unlock all versions on the ISO, Starter is one of them.

Everything you need is outlined here,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Feel free to ask any other questions you may have.
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31 Mar 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by curiouscat View Post
Hi, I have had my Samsung N150 plus netbook for nearly three years and it's just started running really slowly. I want to do a fresh install of windows 7 starter but my disks are in storage. I have my product key for the starter edition however. I found this post: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create but I can't find an English 7 starter ISO among the files on the website given.

I would appreciate it if someone could direct me to such a file and also any tips for the cleanest install possible. I'm a newbie.

Thanks.
You want english 32bits starter win7?
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO
English x86: X17-58996.iso

Download that ISO. Now run eicfg removal tool. Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility My Digital Life to unlock the ISO, so it can be used to install win7 starter as well. Then burn to usb stick and boot from it.
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01 Apr 2013   #6
curiouscat

Windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, won't be able to do it for a week or so but nice to know helps here when I need it. Appreciate it. :-D
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01 Apr 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow these steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 Apr 2013   #8
curiouscat

Windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

Thanks
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13 May 2013   #9
curiouscat

Windows 7 starter 32 bit
 
 

Just typed in my product key and received the message 'product key does not match current sku' I followed the steps provided by kaktussoft. What went wrong?

Thanks
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13 May 2013   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You should be following the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to get a perfect install.

It explains that as long as you are certain you installed the licensed version on the COA sticker, then the problem with key rejection is almost always an incorrect character. B's look like 8's. Triple-check your input.

If you own Basic then you had to unlock all versions using ei.cfg tool. Did you then get a menu to choose Basic during install?
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