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Windows 7: Starter to Primium?

24 Oct 2009   #1
w7365

Windows 7
 
 
Starter to Premium ?

Just purchased an HP Mini 110 last week , and they have added an option to add Windows 7 (Starter) as an OS. My question is; I have downloaded W7 Home Premium(Retail) and its on a flash drive. Would I be able to easily upgrade Starter to that? If so how? Just run the setup file? Or will it cause problems( like make me lose everything, no wifi, etc...)?


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Just purchased an HP Mini 110 last week , and they have added an option to add Windows 7 (Starter) as an OS. My question is; I have downloaded W7 Home Premium(Retail) and its on a flash drive. Would I be able to easily upgrade Starter to that? If so how? Just run the setup file? Or will it cause problems( like make me lose everything, no wifi, etc...)?
You can upgrade from Starter to Home Premium by running setup.exe and following the instructions

Backup beforehand just to make sure nothing happens
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25 Oct 2009   #3
w7365

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, I really don't mind about losing anything because I plan on doing it as soon as it comes in. So it won't affect anything because I heard of some problems with the Beta on this netbook?
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25 Oct 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Alright, I really don't mind about losing anything because I plan on doing it as soon as it comes in. So it won't affect anything because I heard of some problems with the Beta on this netbook?
Hopefully not...make sure you also have a license key for Home Premium to place on that netbook
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25 Oct 2009   #5
w7365

Windows 7
 
 

Ok, would I be able to use the Starter key as the license key or no?
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25 Oct 2009   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Ok, would I be able to use the Starter key as the license key or no?
No, you will need a Windows 7 Home Premium key.
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25 Oct 2009   #7
w7365

Windows 7
 
 

Or else it will not be activated correct?
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25 Oct 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Or else it will not be activated correct?
Correct
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25 Oct 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Or else it will not be activated correct?
Correct, you would then have 30 days to activate it before it pretty much locks down until you enter a legit key.

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