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Windows 7: Is there a way to get Windows 7 Starter back on to my netbook?


04 Jul 2010   #1

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Is there a way to get Windows 7 Starter back on to my netbook?

I got my HP Mini 110 for christmas, which came with the Windows 7 Starter Edition. I recently tried uninstalling Ubuntu, and accidentally formatted the drive with my Windows 7 on it. Is there any way I can contact Microsoft, give them my computer information, i.e. Model#, etc., and get Windows 7 Starter again? Even if it was my own d.a. fault! lol
Really hoping I can get it back. Is there a way to restore the partition that I deleted with Ubuntu? I didn't back it up manually, but maybe there's an automatic backup of some sort??? And when I got my netbook, I didn't get a recovery disc or a key or anything of use. Please help.


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04 Jul 2010   #2

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Most computer mfg give you an option to restore to factory specs

Either
With a DVD that came with the computer

or

Tapping an f key during boot.

A little time with Google says that it might be f10
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04 Jul 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Most computer mfg give you an option to restore to factory specs

Either
With a DVD that came with the computer

or

Tapping an f key during boot.
If I didn't specify this before:
I don't have the Windows DVD, or any DVD, let alone a DVD drive! I completely reformatted my Main Drive (C:\) Which contained Windows 7. I need to know if there is any way to get my Windows 7 Starter Edition back, whether it is contacting Microsoft, or recovering the partition that was reformatted through Ubuntu.
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04 Jul 2010   #4

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The restore may not be on the C drive, but rather another drive, which is accessed by f10
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04 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

I do have a recovery drive, which is on Drive D:\. It is not a bootable drive!!!!!!!!!!
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04 Jul 2010   #6

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If it contains the factory specs, it can be used. Turn on the computer, and qucikly and rapidly, many times hit f10
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04 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What is the full model number? See the following list:

HP Mini 110 PC series
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04 Jul 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If it contains the factory specs, it can be used. Turn on the computer, and qucikly and rapidly, many times hit f10
The computer's BIOS works, but I don't have the drive that contained Windows 7. What don't you understand?
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04 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

It is an HP 110-1116NR.
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04 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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