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Windows 7: W7 Starter Installation CD


03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
W7 Starter Installation CD

Is it possible to request a Windows 7 Starter Installation CD, as mine was pre-installed on my Toshiba NB-205?

If so, could you please give a direct link?




Thanks!!


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03 Jan 2010   #2

 

As far as I know these are an OEM only release, so it would be from Toshiba.

There may be a utility on your machine to burn your own disk, just RTM for details.
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03 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Every computer comes with a method of reinstalling the original factory specs. If you do not have a DVD, it is a combination of f keys to tap into the restore partition.
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03 Jan 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Instructions to create recovery discs are in this .pdf download - save it.

User's Guide


TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
To create a recovery DVD:
1 Connect an optional external writable optical drive.
2 Click Start, All Programs, TOSHIBA, Recovery, and then
Recovery Disc Creator.
3 Select DVD (to create Recovery media on DVD).
4 Select the items you want to copy by clicking the check box
next to the item’s Name—recovery files, applications (original
bundled drivers and applications), or both the recovery files
and applications.
5 Click Create.
6 Insert the blank DVD into your optional external writable
optical drive when prompted.
7 Follow the on-screen prompts for completing the copy process.
For more information on using the Recovery media you have
created with the preceding steps see “Restoring using the Recovery
Media” on page 55.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qcom View Post
Is it possible to request a Windows 7 Starter Installation CD, as mine was pre-installed on my Toshiba NB-205?

If so, could you please give a direct link?




Thanks!!
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03 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

If I got the CD that you specified SIW2, could I use it to follow this guide?

Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc - Installation - Lifehacker
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03 Jan 2010   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It depends if the "recovery disc" is actually an ms install disc with extra bundled apps. and drivers.

Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems - Windows 7 student edition - Gizmodo
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03 Jan 2010   #7

 

Discussion of hacking and patching tools for piracy purposes isn't allowed...
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03 Jan 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

As Qdos says - you need a valid product key for the edition you wish to install, of course.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

While those who bought Vista computers and qualified for manufacturer's Windows 7 Upgrade Kits are able to use a clean-copy Windows 7 DVD thanks to MS requirement for this of manufacturers, those who buy Windows 7 computers aren't so lucky.

They are in the same position as before where manufacturers enforce their sponsor's bloatware by refusing to provide a clean copy Windows 7 DVD, except rarely (Dell?). Some manufacturers won't even support clean reinstalls if the owner provides the clean-copy Windows 7 DVD to activate the OEM license stickerd to the computer.

Most tech enthusiasts get around this by locating a Windows 7 DVD, as any Windows 7 installer will activate with an OEM license, retail or not. Since sometimes only an installer of a different version is available, then their only choice is to unlock all versions by removing the ei.cfg file from Sources, recompile the ISO and burn to DVD, then select your licensed version during install. Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

There is nothing remotely illegal about this, as the owner does in fact own the license to use that version on that computer for the life of the computer. To insist they suffer with the inevitable corruption which bloatware inflicts, especially when uninstalled, is almost a Monty Python level of ridiculousness.
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03 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just in case it is not clear, the title of the link you provided is a little misleading. A license key is meant for one version of Win 7. Be it starter or ultimate, that key will activate only the version it is for.

The link is so you will be able to install other version beside the one listed on the DVD. For instance, you obtain an Ultimate 32 bit version of Win 7. Your key is only good for a Starter version. You can use the link to create a DVD that will allow you to install the Starter version from an Ultimate DVD.

You cannot use your Starter key to activate an Ultimate version. Which is what gregrocker said, I think..
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