I'm trying to reinstall Win 7 on my Samsung N250 Plus netbook, which came with Win 7 Starter. I deleted all the partitions except the "System" partition and the Samsung recovery partition. I used ei.cfg on the Win 7 Home x32 I downloaded (as suggested in other threads), and used the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable USB installer for Win 7. It all installs fine, but (and I have tried this twice), it doesn't give me an option to select Win 7 Starter. It just installs Home Premium. I have checked the boot order in BIOS, and it is booting from the USB.
Any suggestions what I should do?
Some time ago I decided to experiment with Ubuntu to see if my netbook would work better with that than the Win 7 Starter it came with. To do so, I created a partition on which to install Ubuntu. Didn't make much difference and the computer got slower and slower so decided to try to restore it to factory settings. Ran the Samsung Recovery Solutions programme and it did what i assumed was a full restore, but then just got a black screen with flashing cursor. I now understand that the Ubuntu install would have overwritten the original MBR. Hence the need to reinstall Windows from USB.
I do have a licensed copy of Win 7 Pro but that is for my desktop PC. I have the product key for the netbook's copy of Win 7 starter on a label on the back of the case.