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Windows 7: Install Win 7 italian by using an english ISO

29 Sep 2016   #1
Joe7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Install Win 7 italian by using an english ISO

A friend of mine left to me his netbook, a Toshiba NB-500 with 1 GB of memory and an 64bit atom CPU. The system is upgraded to windows 10 (32bit) from the original windows 7 starter (I think it was 32bit too) on a netbook.

The netbook is too slow, so I firstly checked for viruses and malwares, then I disabled all startup applications and not-MS services. I also changed to a lighter antivirus like MSE... but the system is still too slow. So I concluded that the slowness is caused by the poor hardware resources.

My friend reported a reasonable usability when he had just bought the netbook about three years ago, so I suggested a fresh install of windows 7 after a backup of all his data. The netbook has a recovery partition, but I prefer a fresh install, without Toshiba utilities.

Now, I have a windows 7 64bit DVD. I've customized it to allow release chose (starter, home premium, professional and so on). This Atom CPU is actually based on 64bit arch, but I suspect that the product key on the bottom sticky is referred to a 32 bit version of windows 7 starter.
So, question 1: If the pre-installed system was 32bit, can I do a fresh install using a 64 bit windows version and activate it with the original product key?

The original system language is Italian and I wanted to install an Italian localized system, cause my friend prefer it, but I can't find ISO-s in a language other than English...
So question 2: Is there a way to "add" some localization files (I don't know, something like language pack and so on...) in to the standard English ISO and so convert it to Italian language?
(I mean, I'm not interested in changing the language of installation wizard which could be also in English.. But the final installed system should be all in Italian).

Thanks a lot in advance!


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29 Sep 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The product key (license) is good for 32-Bit or 64-Bit, it is only good for the version (Starter) on the COA sticker.

Try using the Heidoc ISO Downloader available here:
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool

They offer a Starter ISO where you can choose the language.
I can't read Italian, so i can't be sure if they have what you need.
The ISO's are downloaded from MS servers.

Install Win 7 italian by using an english ISO-w7_starter_italian.png


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29 Sep 2016   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Joe, related to hardware, you have the bottom line. MS says that the minimum memory amount for Win 7 is 1G for 32 bits and 2G for 64 Bits. On my experience, I would say that the minimum memory amount for Win 7 is 2G for 32 bits and 4G for 64 Bits.
That is the main reason for netbook to be too slow.
For free, you have two options: Install win 7 starter with the product key (license) you have or install a Linux (I would recommend Lubuntu or Mint). Any way, I would install a 32 bit version.
Linux is fast (doesn't need a antivirus), safe and has almost all Windows equivalent software. For free.
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29 Sep 2016   #4
Joe7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you!

From the bottom:
- Linux is my system since many many years ago, you are right it is very stable and is quite easy to customize it and make a not resources hungry system. Non viruses, non background unknown processes and so on. Anyway, the user has to be conscious he will be in front of a different system: If he is interested in trying Linux, using it and becoming familiar with that great system, then he will be fine and likely doesn't get back to Redmond.
Otherwise if user thinks to find a virus-free, light, free (just as in beer)"windows"... well he likely will be disappointed: hardware identification could be tricky, sdome software could be a little different: not always you find the same application you usually use to use... Sometimes you have to write some command on textual shell, and so on. For all these reasons, since my friend didn't seem interested in a Linux box, I would try to install windows.

- 32 bit, you are right I have to download an other ISO... 64 bit could work but with 1 GB of RAM memory it will be better to follow MS suggest about 32 bit.

- Heidoc ISO Downloader! Would be great, but I haven't a Windows system now, I'm working from Linux. Is there a way to use a similar tool from Linux? Would be very useful for me.

Thanks again!
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29 Sep 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could confirm the exact windows version and language you need and we can get you a direct download link for you

Linux is okay but sharing files from linux to a windows machine may also transfer viruses that don't effect linux but do effect windows


Often you need to create a all versions installer out of a ultimate version to get a 64 bit home basic
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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29 Sep 2016   #6
Joe7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm looking for Windows 7 - 32 bit (Italian)

I think we can do not care about Edition (professional, home basic, home premium, starter), because it is very easy to modify Win7 iso by removing ei.cfg file and have a "multi edition" ISO (when you install you will be asked for edition you are licensed to).
For widows 7 ISO to work, also license channel doesn't matter: you could have an ISO for OEM and you will be able to install and activate it against a Retail product key...
In my case the OS was preinstalled, and the license COA reports "Windows 7 Starter SNPC OA" (probably reselled by some market store for toshiba). Anyway I think it is very similar to OEM (one activated system for the current machine only).

Anyway, I'm looking for an original genuine ISO with an md5 or sha1 code well known by MS. Nothing modified slipstreamed or so on.
Thanks!

EDIT:
Thanks a lot I'll check those links.
Thanks again!
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29 Sep 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I had a site that listed links to MSDN pages that showed the SHA1 for Win 7 ISO's.
Unfortunately those links are no longer available (to me), I think MS removed them.
I did compare the sha1 a while ago, and the file downloaded always matched.

You can download and then search for the sha1 or mda5 to see if you can find confirmation that the download is genuine.

Here is a snip downloading using the Heidoc downloader that shows where it is downloading from.

Install Win 7 italian by using an english ISO-w7_starter_italian-02.png


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29 Sep 2016   #8
Joe7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@TrashZone
Oh.. your post is disappeared... Anyway I got it and I downloaded the file.
I also found working links to torrents of that same ISOs (although I searched that sha1sum this morning but with no result... now I find it on the first attempt).
Anyway I have to prepare an USB flash to boot that iso, I go and look for infos. Thanks again.

PS.
Could you explain where you have obtained those links?
Also via PM if you prefer...

EDIT
@DavidE
Thank a lot, I verify sha1 of the downloaded ISO from Trash and it matched MSDN list. I think this is a permitted link, it contains just infos about ISO file
https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscript...x#FileId=46991
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29 Sep 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Sounded like you didn't want them so I removed them
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29 Sep 2016   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Joe, if your license is for Win 7 starter the general iso (home basic, home premium, professional and Ultimate) won't work as it doesn't contain the starter brand. As Starter wasn't for sale (was OEM) it won't be easy to find it.
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