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Windows 7: upgrading from starter to pro

15 Feb 2010   #11

windows 7 starter

Okay, I'm more confused. Do i need to do each of these?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can download and burn the Recov disk or Installer ISO to a USB flash stick:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool[2]=General%20Tips

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
do i need recovery disk, and an installation disk? Are they the same thing?

Please help! I hope you or someone are online tonite-- want to to this before work tomorrow. Thanks!

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15 Feb 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP


You can do one or the other, which is why I used the word "or" above.

If you've got the Win7 install ISO then use it as it contains the Repair console and installer for needed repairs and reinstalls. It also requires a 4gb flash stick.

If you only use the Repair CD ISO download, then you can write it to a smaller stick as ISO is only 250gb. But you only have repair functions on it and not an installer.

I provided two different methods to write ISO to stick as sometimes one doesn't work. I believe the MS tool is best for writing the install ISO, but you may need to use the other method for repair ISO.
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