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Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?

Q: Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?

Well basically I bought a netbook last week and naturally it came with Windows Starter Edition I find it to be a pretty basic and fast version without any clutter and unnecessary programs ie I don't use MC I do like netbook Pro Starter my Should to ? 7 upgrade on I Win my it but unfortunately I'm someone who sometimes wants quot more quot just for the heck of it P I checked the Windows Anytime Upgrade and it's giving me the option Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ? to upgrade to Win Professional for I realize that I don't need all the features offered in it but I would like to be able to change my background without having to use Oceanis and I wouldn't mind Aero The thing is I'm over my Credit Limit on my credit card and I dunno If I should try to see If I could purchase it anyway I'm not going to download a pirated version of Windows because Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ? I don't do that Anyway should I try and go ahead and see what will happen lol Now that I have a job I feel a little more confident when I spend LOL Knowing that money will be easily available down the road

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Preferred Solution: Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Should I upgrade my Win 7 Starter on my netbook to Pro ?

Have looked at cost of Windows 7 HP?
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A:Win 7 Starter crashing on Acer netbook; should I upgrade to Win 7??

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:'s%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

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Hi guys, I can't seem to find an answer for this anywhere...

Am I able to use the windows 7 family upgrade pack to upgrade Windows 7 starter on my netbook?

I know it will work for my XP desktop and Vista laptop, just unsure about my Windows 7 Netbook.

Any help appreciated

Ayupmiduck ^^

A:Windows 7 family pack upgrade on Windows starter netbook.

The family pack allows for three installations, so if this Netbook meets the system requirements, and you have only installed it on two other machines, then you should be fine.
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1. once i install either upgrade, how do i restore to out-of-the-box state incase it screws up in the future?
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heres my favorite video to show what Im referring to:

A:HP netbook with win 7 starter


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Above is a link on how to install from a USB drive. I had to format my USB drive for it to work.
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Here is what Paul Thurrott has to say:
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A:Very sloooow Netbook w/ Win 7 starter....???

Task Manager will show you the running processes.

The Running Processes display of System Information for Windows is more verbose (and better).

Some people use The PC Decrapifier to help with banishing unwanted bloatware.
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A:mini netbook starter 7

Since you are planning to gift the netbook why not just solve this problem and do your friend a favor at the same time by "Recover to factory defaults"?
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The price was certainly right. Congratulations.
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A:Windows 7 Starter on new Netbook - Urgent Help Please!!

Since you need to have your files backed up externally at all times anyway, I'd sort it all into your User folders then back them up to external USB drive. Then from the new PC, open each folder, select Organize tab, Select All, drag the group to the User folder on the left-hand Explorer bar. Don't release the left click until it stops expanding and confirms copying to the correct place. Copying files to an external drive - YouTube

If you're less confident you can open the two windows side by side and drag the group of folders to the target location.

You'll always need to reinstall your Programs, but especially changing bit-versions since this requires new installers for most programs. Let us know if you need help finding any.

Starter just forfeits desktop backgrounds and Aero frame transparency, otherwise it's the same exact OS as all other versions without the expensive extra features of the higher versions. You should make an informed decision about those features you actually need before upgrading: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

Since it sounds like you'll be using the Factory install which came with the PC, be aware that this is usually an inferior install which may throttle even more the low power of most netbooks. You can reclaim some of the performance using Clean Up Factory Bloatware which also gives you smart optimizations and tools to use which work best with Win7.

But to have the best install of all you can also consider doing a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 following the steps compiled based on what's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here since Win7 beta, and has been used by over a million consumers without a single complaint or return with problems.

Ask back any questions and keep us posted how it goes.
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A:Reinstalling Windows 7 Starter to Netbook

Did you briskly and firmly tap the F11 key as the netbook is starting up? Are you sure the correct key combination is F11 alone? Check your manual at the Support Downloads webpage for your netbook model to be sure you are running it correctly.

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You can also locate a Win7 installer of any version to unlock all versions to clean reinstall Starter version with the Product Key on your netbook's COA sticker. However, as Product Keys are language-specific you need to know for sure if your license is for Turkish, English or both.
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A:Problems reinstalling Win 7 Starter on netbook

I don't think you can install Starter using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool as Windows 7 Starter only comes packaged with netbooks and I suspect, it can't be a Windows 7 version that can be packed inside a bootable Windows 7 USB but I might be wrong. I'm also using Starter right now on my netbook.

If you are able to install the Windows 7 Home Premium why bother with Starter when Home Premium is better? Plus a clean install with Home Premium would not offer bloatware like OEM's have preinstalled on Starter netbooks.

There is a chance that the recovery partitions got corrupted so Starter can't be reverted into and now you only get a black screen when doing restore to factory settings. Look into this article though:

Booklet: clean install Windows 7 Starter on Kingst... - Nokia Support Discussions
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A:Windows 7 Starter on Asus Netbook

Hi shindig!

Rebuilding your icon cache is actually really quick and easy. Here's a quick guide: Rebuild The Icon Cache In Windows 7 or Vista


Windows Outreach Team
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
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Additional information about the problem:
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Files that help describe the problem:

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Have you tried system restore?
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A:Is there a way to get Windows 7 Starter back on to my netbook?

Most computer mfg give you an option to restore to factory specs

With a DVD that came with the computer


Tapping an f key during boot.

A little time with Google says that it might be f10
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How can I repair Windows 7 Starter without losing data/Ubuntu install?


A:Repair Windows 7 Starter on netbook

The easiest way is probably to use EasyBCD
It must be installed in Windows, as although Ubuntu is supported, it cannot work from Ubuntu
I presume you can still boot into windows
If you are having a problem doing that try F12 - probably boot options
On the guide you want this section
Adding Ubuntu to the Windows Bootloader
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1.) What's the make and model# of your netbook?

2.) When you say it "crashed," what exactly are the issues that it's having?
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Here is my BSOD dump.

A:Help: Frequent Netbook BSOD - Windows 7 Starter

Hello and welcome to 7 Forums,

NO .dmp files in jcgriff folder - try this method.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
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A:Problem with reinstalling windows 7 starter on a netbook

Hello pkrplyr, welcome to Seven Forums!

You can use any version of Windows 7 and the info in this tutorial at the link below to create an 'all versions' installer that can be used to install "Windows 7 starter" to the netbook and use your key to activate.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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The first steps you should take are these,
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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?

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A:Systems Repair loop, Netbook, Windows 7 Starter

Hi Sarah and welcome,

Please use this tutorial to help you gain access to your files for backup-up before attempting any repairs:

Post back here if you need more help or clarification.

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A:Windows 7 Starter netbook unreadable square text

I'm getting there!

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A:Asus Netbook: Windows Starter: Change Wallpaper

Quote: Originally Posted by Renzadic

Hello, i was wondering if there are any programs out there or anyways to change the wallpaper on a windows starter. I don't see why they couldn't just add the option in seeing its just to change the wallpaper. Anyways, Thanks in advance.


I prefer the second option in this tutorial myself,

They both work though.
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A:Networking Win 7 64 desktop, Win 7 Starter netbook, Win Vista laptop

Are the Windows 7 machines in homegroups? Put them in a common homegroup & try that
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A:reinstalling windows 7 starter on Aspire one Happy 2DQQ Netbook

Hello and welcome Steff now have you saved all your data? see this Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Anotherway is to install again with the factory default option - that will takeit back to out of the box condition, if what you are trying is not working .

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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this helps,
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Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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A:lenovo netbook s10 and windows 7 upgrade!

Check out these tutorials, should tell you all you need to know

You have the option of doing an upgrade but a clean install is always best, since your machine is new you have nothing to lose

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I take it from your post you have no disk drive on the machine so usb install guide is here
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Any probs or if your not sure post back & someone will help
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A:Preinstalled windows 8 netbook SSD upgrade

Welcome to EightForums.


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.
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Here you go.

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