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Windows 7: 7 Starter Virtual Machine

14 Sep 2013   #1
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
7 Starter Virtual Machine

Hey,

Does anyone know where I can get a Windows 7 Starter ISO? To, you know, install in VirtualBox? It has to be x86 or 32-bit.

Thanks,
techhead287


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15 Sep 2013   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'll just quote part of this tutorial, Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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1. Download the same latest official Win7 installer ISO with SP1 and Media Refresh as your 32-bit or 64-bit licensed Windows version.

If the licensed OS printed on the COA sticker on bottom is Home Basic or Starter then download Home Premium, run the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions, later during install choose the licensed version from menu.
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17 Sep 2013   #3
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey, thanks for the link, but there is no Windows 7 Starter download link.

I specifically want Starter because I would like to try out the Aero Patch. Home Basic is a viable option, too, but I would prefer Starter.

Remember, nothing illegal.

Thanks,
techhead287
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17 Sep 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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If the licensed OS printed on the COA sticker on bottom is Home Basic or Starter then download Home Premium, run the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions, later during install choose the licensed version from menu.
Yeah, there is no Starter download link because you have to download Home Premium x86.ISO and use the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions on that ISO.

Once you do that, you choose Starter from the menu. Those are official Microsoft downloads, they are legal.
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