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Installing Windows 7 Ultimate on my netbook?

By BlackScarlet
Sep 9, 2011
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  1. I just got a netbook and it came with Windows 7 Starter, and a whole lot of preloaded crap.
    Apparently it also doesn't come with a boot disc, that the 'factory settings' are hidden deep within the system somewhere.

    Well, I don't seem to like the factory settings, and I want to install Windows 7 full version, clean, with no preloaded crap, but I don't know the best way to go about it, since this netbook doesnt have a disc drive.

    Also, I'll be departitioning and formatting and installing blank, but if something goes amiss, I don't have a disk to reinstall the starter edition?

    I've heard I can turn a USB into a boot drive to install an OS off of, but can I download a backup copy of Starter Edition to put back on the computer in case anything goes wrong?
     
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,889

    Run this to check your system, but as you have the starter edition of Windows 7 it should be ok.

    You can install Windows 7 from an external CD drive simply by setting it to 1st in the boot order in the Bios.

    You cannot legally download a copy of Windows 7 Starter unless you pay for it.
     

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