I am looking for an ISO of Windows 7 starter edition.

has anybody please got an iso image of windows 7 starter tried using cfg utility but never get a menu for different versions tried various but never windows 7 starter option dont wana pay hp 40 quid for software i already own thanks any help be cool cheers Harry q

original title: windows 7 starter

so i dont own it ...that mean i have to pay to use it twice ? im confused if i have a licence to use it why do i have to pay to install it

When you attempted make a universal disc, did you use a 32 bit .ISO? Because only 32 bit .ISO's include Windows 7 Starter.

Here is a 32 bit .ISO file:

English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65804/X15-65804.iso

Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key

Because you are installing on a Netbook, you will need to prepare the .ISO file to install on your configuration, please see the following:

we will edit the image and remove the ei.cfg file so we can reveal all editions of Windows 7 during the installation and select Windows 7 Starter. Lets take a look at doing it step by step.


After downloading the eicfg removal utility, you need to extract, since its in a .zip file. Just right click it and click Extract All.


Double click the eicfg_remover.exe file to launch it.


Browse to where the Windows 7 Image (.ISO file) is stored, select it and click Open.


That’s it! the ei.cfg file is now removed. The next step now is to reinstall Windows 7 Starter. Because most Netbooks do not include a DVD drive, you will have to use a tool such as the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool)
This simple tool will help you convert the same image file into to a USB thumb drive. For installation purposes, you should get a thumb drive that’s at least 4 GBs in size to store the installation files. Browse to where the Windows 7 Image is stored, open it.


Select the USB device where you want to have the backup stored to for installation.


Once the USB device has been identified, click the Begin copying button.


And that’s it, the next step now is to boot your Netbook from the thumb drive, make sure the thumb drive you will be installing Windows 7 from is plugged into the USB port. This might vary by manufacturer, but the usual one to try is F12, start your Netbook and press F12 repeatedly until a screen is displayed giving you the option to boot from a USB Memory device, select that and press Enter on your keyboard.


Windows 7 will boot as it normally does into the setup environment, the only difference this time is, you will be given a choice to select the edition of Windows 7 you want to reinstall. Carefully click through during the setup wizard.


Select Windows 7 Starter and proceed with the installation as normal. I suggest that you create a backup once the installation is complete.



Once setup is completed, you should have Windows 7 Starter installed. You can enter the product key and activate using the following method:

Click Start, type: CMD'

Right click CMD

Click Run as adminstrator

At the command prompt, type the following commands:

slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (allows you to replace the current product key with the specified)

xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx - represents your product key

Hit Enter on your keyboard

Exit the command prompt

Restart your computer

Try Activating by telephone again:

Activate Windows 7 manually:
1. Click Start, and in the Search box type :  slui.exe 4

2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard

3. Select your Country.
4. Select the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person.

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Windows 7 Starter is not for sale or download. It only comes preinstalled on computers.

Reinstall Windows Preinstalled On Computer

OEM computer manufacturers are required to provide at least one way for you to reinstall Windows if you buy a computer with Windows preinstalled - your computer should have included either a restore partition on your hard drive, or Windows install/restore disks. Most computer manufacturers also have a feature to make your own install disks.

If the restore partition is still there and was not removed, it will reinstall Windows 7. There is usually a prompt when you first start the computer telling you what key to press to start the restore - check your manual if you're not sure how to. If you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process. Reinstalling will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.

If you don't have the restore partition or install disks:

Contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk for your computer - they may or may not do it. If they agree to send you one they may charge a small fee. Contact information for the manufacturer of your computer can be found here:

Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions & Answers
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