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Windows 7: Clean installation of windows 7 starter edition on Sony Netbook

31 Oct 2011   #1
Kumarrp

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 
Clean installation of windows 7 starter edition on Sony Netbook

Hi,

We purchased Sony Netbook (for my daughter) with windows 7 starter edition more than 1 year old (not under warranty now). Laptop was shipped with no media but with a win7 license key on bottom of Laptop. Now we need to do a clean install due to several problems with it.

1. I do NOT have MSDN account - where can i download win7 starter edition? (i do have license serial key)

2. Since it doesn't have DVD, i have only option of installing through USB stick. Please advise best tool to prepare win7 ISO to USB.

Thanks
Kumar


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31 Oct 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Best to find any Win7 retail installer, unlock all versions to write to an all-versions flash stick installer, then install your licensed version using COA sticker Product Key.

All the steps are here: Reinstalling Windows 7

If you need to download the ISO file get a safe one by googling Official WIn7 ISO download at My Digital Life.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
Kumarrp

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Best to find any Win7 retail installer, unlock all versions to write to an all-versions flash stick installer, then install your licensed version using COA sticker Product Key.

All the steps are here: Reinstalling Windows 7

If you need to download the ISO file get a safe one by googling Official WIn7 ISO download at My Digital Life.
Thank you and just started downloading ISO... Will get back in case any problems..

Txs again,
Kumar
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01 Nov 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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02 Nov 2011   #5
Kumarrp

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
Thank you for reply But I can't see "VAIO recovery center" on this laptop. What all i see are VAIO care, VAIO data restore tool, VAIO control center, VAIO Update 4 and VAIO video&photo suite. I can't find an option to create recovery disk anywhere. How can i install this option to create recovery discs?

But I see a 5.2GB "recovery partition" on the hdd.

Pls advice
Thanks
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