Found a supposed x64 copy of Windows 7 Starter on the Internet Archive

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    Windows 7 Starter
       #1

    Found a supposed x64 copy of Windows 7 Starter on the Internet Archive


    Is this supposed x64 copy of Windows 7 Starter real or fake/mislabelled? How could one tell for themselves?

    Windows 7 Starter with Service Pack 1 [x64] : Microsoft : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    Thanks all
    birdthatquacks

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    Found this also:

    Windows 8 Milestone 1 [Starter x64] (Build 7746) : Microsoft : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    Hi
    that site as far as i know is legit, BUT if you do download it check the #code

    note Starter was released for LOW end computers
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #3

    Archive.org aka the Wayback Machine is an attempt to save the contents of websites for historical purposes. I have used that site a lot to look at websites that no longer exist.

    The two downloads you mentioned were uploaded there recently. Windows 7 Starter is OEM only and was never available for retail sale. You can download them if you want but do so at your own risk. That is because you have no way of knowing who uploaded them and if they are modified or not. Also, being OEM there is no legal way to get Product Keys and activate them.

    Look at this for information about Windows 7 Starter

    Difference Between Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Premium
    Difference Between Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Premium | Difference Between
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  4. Posts : 348
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #4

    You can use this to verify the ISO:
    Home
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Starter
    Thread Starter
       #5

    billmcct said:
    You can use this to verify the ISO:
    Home

    Thank you, this is very helpful. Thread marked as solved, will test the two ISOs mentioned in the OP with this software and provide the results here sometime for anyone interested.
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  6. Posts : 7,028
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #6

    For what I know, genuine M$ Win 7 starter is only available on 32 Bits.
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  7. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #7

    Megahertz07 said:
    For what I know, genuine M$ Win 7 starter is only available on 32 Bits.
    Windows 7 Starter was 32-bit only. It was never for sale except to OEMs who installed it on low end netbooks.
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  8. Posts : 538
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    birdthatquacks said:
    Is this supposed x64 copy of Windows 7 Starter real or fake/mislabelled?
    At best, mislabelled, at worst fake.

    Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. It is only available in a 32-bit version....

    ....This edition was available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks or Windows Tablets, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses.
    Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia
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  9. Posts : 15,169
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
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    It is possible to make starter using a similar method that ms uses for upgrading editions. That is probably how it was done by an enthusiast.
    It won't be an official release. There is no point in running 64 bit starter because of the restricted ram support of that edition.

    Found a supposed x64 copy of Windows 7 Starter on the Internet Archive-starterx64.jpg
    Last edited by SIW2; 3 Weeks Ago at 20:36.
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  10. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
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    The Starter edition is a stripped-down version of Windows 7 meant for low-cost devices such as netbooks. In comparison to Home Premium, Starter has reduced multimedia functionality, does not allow users to change their desktop wallpaper or theme, disables the "Aero Glass" theme, does not have support for multiple monitors, and can only address 2GB of RAM.Starter only supports 32-bit systems.
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