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how to add printer on windows 7 starter

Question: how to add printer on windows 7 starter

i have a dell inspiron mini and i want to add a printer at home.... what do i do

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Answer: how to add printer on windows 7 starter

Most printers are USB and you should have at least 2 ports on your netbook. Since the unit does not have a DVD drive you will need to download the driver from the manufacturer website.Once you have the file run the install and plug in the cable from the printer when requested by the program.What is the printer you are trying to connect?Rich

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I can not add netbook run Windows 7 starter to network printer. I have a priter hookup to machine run windows XP Media Center Edition. I can share printer with my 2 other lap top with no problem. With the new netbook, I can see my network printer in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Add Printer/Select a printer/the Add Printer. As soon as I clecked connect to printer, the system promped "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied." Can someone help?

Answer:add network printer to windows 7 starter

Do you have administrator privileges when attempting to add the printer?

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I have an intermittent problem printing with my HP AIO 6250 printer but don't know if it is the printer or Microsoft Office Starter software. Every so often when I try to print a document created with Microsoft Office Starter it will not print and does not show up in to the print queue. However, sometimes I can go to print properties and do a test print but still can not print my document. Or, I can cut and paste in to "notebook " and/or "word pad" and print from that software without a problem. Has anyone experienced this problem with the Windows Office Starter Version and is there a remedy to this frustrating problem? Thanks for any help. Chuck

Answer:HP Printer or Windows Office Starter Software Problem

Actually, IMO, you should just stick with Wordpad....It gives you all you need....

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My computer is working fine - but I recently purchased a new Samsung ML2570 laser printer that just died when the starter cartridge ran out of toner (or actually when the printer counter hit its predetermined set no. - probably 1000). At least I think that's what happened. The starter cartridges come without fuses. Replacement cartridges or toner refill kits come with fuses that are supposed to reset the counters, so when I refilled the starter cartridge and inserted the fuse that came with the kit, the printer still didn't work. I tried again with two more fuses, with no luck. I don't have a printer jam and all the doors are well-latched before I turn it on. Does anyone have any idea what I should do next to get my printer working again? My email is [email protected]

Regards, and thanks for any help,


Answer:New Samsung Laser Printer Starter Cartridge Won't Reset Printer When Toner Refilled


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I bought a netbook a while back with Windows 7 Starter.

I had an extra upgrade key of 7 Home Premium from one of those 3 pack family upgrades so I upgraded the netbook and put the key in.

I want to reformat the netbook back to Windows 7 Starter and just use it's original Starter key it came with. Home Premium bogged it down too much.

My question is...

Is there a way I can reuse the upgrade key of 7 Home Premium on another computer or did I waste the license by putting it on the netbook?

Thank you in advance for your help,

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I am unable to print excel worksheets. I have excel starter 2010 and an Epson c88 printer. When I attempt to print a worksheet I get the error message stating Excel cannot connect with my printer.

Answer:starter excel 2010 does not recognize printer

Hi and welcome to TSF do you have a update driver for win 7 Epson Stylus C88, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.
have you checked the troubleshooting and FAQ's Epson Stylus C88, Overview - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.
there are a few suggestions here Some of my Excel files will not print using Windows7. The same files - Microsoft Answers

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M/S Word has stopped printing and will not reconize the printer.It says that there is no printer intalled. when I try to add the printer it says' The active Domain Service is unavaible' The printer is in a green circle and ticked o/k in the active printer list. Other systems print o/k. Word did print when the printer was first put on but not now.My PC is a Mesh with Word 7

Answer:Word Starter 2010 will not reconize printer

Have you tried deleting and reinstalling the printer?Is the printer connected wired or wireless?

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I have a window 7 starter edition. on it have have a shared printer. the windows 7 is on a network. the problem am having is these. when i print from window 7 itself, it prints a blank page. even when i try to print test page. it prints a blank page. But the other pc which runs on windows vista print well.The printer is shared. so the main pc connected to the printer does not print, but the other pc prints remotely well. So how d i resolve these problem

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I?ve tried numerous times to install the Lexmark x4550 wifi printer - each time it fails ' reporting unable to create the printer object (?).

The only drivers on the disk seem to be for xp and 2k .... strange. This is despite the install package is labelled for win7.

Previously, on 7 Ultimate the installation worked without issues.

Anyone got any solution for this problem?

Answer:Lexmark x4550 wifi printer, Starter 7 - install problems

Unplug the printer!
Make sure you have all of the previous installation(s) removed from the problem machine, and then start over.

Uninstall in SafeMode and use the Built-in-Adminstrator Account
Then use the free version of: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems to make sure it is all gone!
Be sure to reboot when asked to!

Do not plug the printer in until asked to.

You can use this link to find the latest Lexmark drivers for 7:

I had an x4580, and that is what I had to do.

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Basically a friend of mine has a system ( XP ) where the whole thing starts up ok , you log on etc etc but the minute it logs on the screensaver comes on then the whole system reverts to the log on screen again!!. The system will not clear itself despite numerous " restores ". The system can be started in safe mode but any clues would be most helpful.
I thank you in advance

Answer:Windows non starter

Did you try disabling the screensaver while in safe mode? Make sure it is not on at all and is not loading at startup either in the startup folder under Program Files or, though not likely, in the registry.

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Question: Windows 7 starter

So i got this netbook fixed was a HDD problem, i never had windows 7 but this has windows 7 starter, cant even change the background... dumb but ok. I got this program called Oceanis change desktop background. is this a safe program? i scanned it with antivirus

Answer:Windows 7 starter

That's normal for Win 7 Starter.

I have never heard of Oceanis before, but the reviews I saw look decent and none of my protection alerted me on it's site. I won't guarantee it's safe, but it looks OK.

You can upgrade the netbook to Home Basic or Home Premium if you want to pay for it. I installed Pro on my tablet/netbook. Starter was very silly for it since Starter doesn't support the touch screen features.

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I have an Asus EEEpc 1005-HAB. It came with Windows 7 Starter preinstalled. I completely formated the HDD and installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 LTS. I want to reinstall Windows, but linux won't mount my shared DVD drive on my Windows 7 desktop. I still have my OEM disk and my product key, but I dont have an external DVD drive, or money to buy one.

I was wondering if there was a way for me to download an OEM ISO, or to get a disk image off my disk.

Also Im new to Seven Forums so I dont know if I posted this in the right place.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter ISO?

Hello 55joe4, welcome to Seven Forums!

You can use the information in this tutorial at the link below to put the Windows 7 installer on a USB stick to do the install from.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Though since you've had Linux on the PC it would be best to do a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive using the Windows installer first using the information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive. Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional partitions after the installation completes if ... Read more

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Question: Windows 7 Starter?

Can someone explain what windows 7 starter is, and what the limitations are?

I'm on MS website but its not in the comparison grid with Premium, Professional, and Ultimate.

Is there a good webpage that describes the limitations, or can someone post them here?


Answer:Windows 7 Starter?

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

i have a samsung netbook n210.

when my netbook was returned from the repair shop, my hard drive is already partitioned into two.
it's bothering me so i combined them.
i searched for it before doing it, its safe they said, just make sure the other drive is empty.
it was a success. but after i turned it on again.. an error appeared.

BOOTMGR is missing
press ctrl+alt+delete

since i dont have a disk drive 'coz its a netbook..
i have a spare disk of windows 7 starter 32bit.
i copied it's contents on my usb.

then, i changed the boot order so i can boot my usb.

then another problem appeared again,

no bootable partition in table

oh no. i dont know what to do now T_T

thank you for reading this and hope u can help me out...

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

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Question: Windows 7 starter

My netbook started crashing after a few minutes all day. When I put it in safe mode & run Virus scan it says there are no viruses. I was on Internet the morning with it. I am now on an iPad as cannot go into netbook. Please help

Answer:Windows 7 starter

and welcome to the Forum

Suggest you post in the BSOD forum:

BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs - Tech Support Forum

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Question: windows 7 starter

Hi my girl friend just got a 10" note book ( she spilled coffee on laptop)anyway it has win 7 starter ? i was looking for an external disk drive for her not sure what on is compatable does anyone have suggestions
thank you Michael

Answer:windows 7 starter

All external drives are compatible.

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the hard drive on my netbook is unreadable,so i can not access the recover partition.
I bought a new hard drive.can i download windows 7 starter from the manufacturer website?.my netbook is a dell inspiron mini.thanks

Answer:windows 7 starter help

Your all over the place.

1. Are you trying to install windows on the new HD?

2. If you are you will need to make a bootable 4GB or more flash drive to install windows without a DVD drive.

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

Hello All,

I'm interested in peoples opinion of Windows 7 Starter.

I'm am undecided as to whether install this or Linux Mint on my fathers PC. Are the requirement lower (and performance better), than Pro?

He has 2GB RAM and a Celeron processor.

Pro was terrible, very, very, slow.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

Hey,can you give me a bit more detailed information about your computer?
I have Celeron processor too(2.8Ghz) and 2GB RAM and I've installed windows 7 ULTIMATE and it runs pretty fast.

I'm sure your computer can run more than windows 7 starter.So,if you install windows starter ,than you're gonna have no problems with performance!

But ,before you start installation, you should consider that Windows 7 starter is VERY limited! You won't be able to:
1.Use aero theme(just windows basic)
2.Change windows background,sound scheme,glass colors...

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Question: windows 7 starter

my girlfriend just bought the new mini 10 v from dell with what we thought was windows 7 home edition but ended up being starter. It seems stupid. it cant do shake or the windows pop up windows for viewing your open programs. I only received it a couple hours ago but we are really upset with it. She is the most bummed about not even being able to change the background image at all. Should we send it back and just go for a full upgrade or is there something that is worth the 300$ we paid for the mini.

Answer:windows 7 starter

Don't take this wrong, no offence intended.

You get what you pay for. You could return it and buy a different computer, or you could upgrade it yourself. If you're a student, you can pick up a copy of Home Premium or Professional for $30.

My point is, you are asking a question that nobody but yourself can answer. Personally, I could not survive with the Starter, but each user has different needs.

Sorry I can't be of more help,

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I have a Samsung notebook with Windows 7 Starter edition. I put a password on my windows startup not long before I went on holiday but when I came back I forgot it.

I have searched Internet for help and so far this is what I've done -

Says I should put reboot disc in but doesn't have disc drive.
Says I should try bootable flash drive, changed Bios startup but won't boot from it.
Tried complete restore, still boots up with my user
Tried booting in safe mode, just boots as normal

Can anyone help?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Help

We can't really help bypass a password since we have no way to know this is your computer.

I'd consider Reinstalling Windows 7 from booted DVD
or running full Factory Recovery from its partition at boot(which may also require a password) or from Recovery Disks you already made or order from Samsung.

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Have the awful situation where I have seemingly kippered a friends Lenovo G510 Laptop. Having overcome several problems - I was looking through the device manager details, and (stupidly) checked the graphics driver details - to find an update was indeed available. This I did, but on a restart the laptop just went to a black-screen, and when I touched the mouse pad, a cursor appeared and everything just 'stopped'.

repeated start ups have not brought forward the usual options
The 'F' keys do not allow me to get to safe or start up etc.
Any help / suggestions would be very much appreciated. I am fairly computer literate, but this one is causing me grief.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
I hope I have posted this in the correct section.

Answer:Windows 10 Non Starter HELP!!!!

Hi Skofab.

Once you start powering up and as soon as you see the circling dots, press and hold power switch. It should go down hard. Repeat, you need to do this at least twice. On the third power up it should take you to advance Startup options. Tutorial attached.

Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10

I saw you were doing this from post, likely a timing issue as to when you killed.

Another option if you a another windows 10 machine. Create a Recovery drive and boot from it. On working machine type Recovery Drive in search bar and follow process. It will likely ask for 8GB USB key. You can boot from this.

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Question: Windows 7 starter

My son bought a EEEPC 1001 or something like that.
It has W7 starter as OS.
Is this netbook capable of running any of the higher spec W7 Os's without to much of a problem? Without getting back to him I don't know what the ram situation is.
Any hints or advice on that?

Answer:Windows 7 starter

As long as he has at least 1GB it should be able to run 32-bit Windows 7. All he should need is Home Premium. If he can upgrade the RAM to 2GB, that would be better, but it can run on 1GB fine. If it's less than 1GB, I would definitely upgrade straight to 2GB.

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Question: windows 7 starter

hi i have a samsung netbook and i want to reinstall windows
does any body now where i can get a disc ?

i have an external dvd drive to do the reinstall + i can get the drivers from samsung web site i just need the windows disc or some thing i can down load to do the format

thank you

Answer:windows 7 starter

You should be able to restore the default OS that shipped with the netbook using the recovery partition. Try tapping F4 repeatedly at boot, it should launch recovery. Check first under Start menu- All programs for something called Samsung Recovery Solution (or something similar) and try to launch recovery from there. See this page for a guide.

How To Use Samsung Recovery Solution 4 my samsung

Factory restores are usually destructive, so back up critical data before attempting this. This process will recover your computer to the condition it was in when you unboxed it, including all Samsung bloatware. If you want just the OS, you'll need a disk, google for a clean iso.

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Question: windows 7 starter

had a look at comparisons between w7 o/s and the starter does not look too basic.
can i set up a home network between a w7 desktop [ultimate] and a w7 netbook [starter] to access each others files?
anyone found any annyoing drawbacks with w7 starter?

Answer:windows 7 starter

No problem setting up network and I don't miss the Aero look and inability to set your own screen background so I am pretty happy with Win7 Starter on a netbook.

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 Starter. I like the system okay, but I would like to change the desktop image. Seems it's not setup like the more advanced versions.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

Think having starter limits your option, try googling enable aero in windows7 starter, it can be done, whether its worth the effort is another matter.

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Question: Windows & Starter

Bought 4 New laptop notebooks for my kids 9 year old decided to change password now can't remember. Is the a way to get in the laptop? Operating system Windows 7 Starter

Answer:Windows & Starter

I am sorry but it is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.garmanmaBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

Hi, I'm new.

I'm running W7 starter on a netbook.

Is there a way to change the pic on my desktop?

I've tried all the usual stuff, but I'm just not getting it done.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

Starter edition is severely crippled compared to Home Premium. You can change the background but it is not easy and if you not familiar with editing the registry and messing with permissions, leave well enough alone.

Edit: you may want to look at option #3.

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is there anyone here who knows how install ipx/sx in windows 7 starter???....i cant play some netwok games coz they required ipx/sx.....any suggestions??? you....godbless all...

Answer:ipx/sx windows 7

Hello Pikoot,
There is no native IPX/SPX support from Microsoft starting with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 x64
You may refer to mentioned below web link if it helps you.
Best Regards,

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Hello i am just about to buy a new netbook( Packard Bell DOT SE Netbook) wich has windows 7 starter on it i have been told with this i will not be able to watch films is this true? Also if it is true is there any way of getting around this, ie downloading a divx player?
many thanks

Answer:windows 7 starter help !!

You can watch films like any OS. You can just get VLC.

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hi Folks,

I hope someone can help with this.

The HDD on my HP mini 110 has died.

I found this link:

But after entering the COA on the bottom of the notebook, I get this Error:

"The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options."

I have done many installs using the COA on the bottom of the laptop with no issues, and I know that it is not the OEM COA that is stored on the hdd(using Belarc Advisor or Keyfinder).

Anyone know of a location for a legitimate Windows 7 Starter iso?


Answer:Need Windows 7 starter iso

You can use the Heidoc ISO downloader available here:

The ISO's are downloaded from MS servers.
You don't need to enter a key to download.

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

I hooked up a Velocity Micro #101 to my ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB-RBLU005S and it came up just like it's suppose to, so I slipped in the driver disk and installed the software. When it was done I closed the program because I not going to be using it at that time. When I looked into Windows Explorer it was not there. I cannot seem to get this thing to work on my computer. It works fine on my desktop but not my mini notebook (for which I bought the darn thing). Can anyone please tell me why it's there and then it isn't there? I have played around with this for so long I am about to throw the darn thing right out the window. I'm deadly serious!! I've used my neighbors external drive and had not one problem so I know it's not that my system can't handle it. HELP!!! HELP!!!

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

When it was done I closed the program because I not going to be using it at that time.What exactly is meant by, "closed the program"?Usually, the safest method to installing external hardware is to run the setup media first and connect the device when prompted. If you would like to try this method, uninstall the driver(s)/software for the device from Add/Remove Programs (if it is listed). If there is nothing in the Add/Remove Programs; uninstall the device from within Device Manager. Reboot the machine after removal of driver(s) and try to install the device by first running setup media. If still no joy, we can try something else.

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

So my fiancee's laptop was getting blue screens and huge problems. It wasn't even booting up fully without restarting.

We supposed it was the hard drive.

We replaced the hard drive. The only thing is that we needed from the hard drive was:

Windows 7 Starter.

It was a dell inspiron mini 1018 so it doesn't have a cd drive, so the only solution is installing it through the usb drive.

I want to re-install windows 7 starter (with the key we have), use the windows dvd tool and get Windows 7 Starter installed fresh onto the laptop.

Now from what I understand, Windows 7 Starter is included in some of the other iso's. You just have to find a way to allow windows to let you choose which windows to install.

I downloaded the .eicfg removal utility. I removed it from the iso and then used windows dvd tool to move it to the usb drive.

But when I booted from windows and started the install it never gave any option of which windows to install.

(I downloaded the Windows 7 Ultimate Premium x86).

So. What did I do wrong? What should I change to get this laptop up and running with the new hard drive???

I would appreciate any steps and help you could give me!

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

I'm not sure why that didn't work for you.

I just tried it with the home premium ISO X17-58996 towards the bottom here,

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Did you get the confirmation window that it was removed?

Ei.cfg removal tool

After doing the above I was given the option of Starter through Ultimate.

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I've heard of some limited version of WIndows 7 called "WIndows 7 Starter". I'm wondering where I could download it, as I can't find it...

The reason I want one is for the purpose of me using it in a VM.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter ISO?

You'll need a license key for it.

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

I have an S10-3. Windows 7 Starter OS. cant change wallpaper

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

Starter edition does not allow for changing wallpaper, but you might be able to get around it with 3rd party software. Try the instructions here, at your own risk!

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

When I click to open my documents/yellowish orange now, MS is wanting to sell me software.  My question, when I do the purchase will that action reopen existing folders?  I'm on fixed income so if there are any savings due to age or whatever, can that help me, and what's a FAIR price.  Appreciate your input.   Anyone have questions about billiards or auto/truck/motorhome repair....I'm your guy.
Moderator Edit: Save Your Money, it is a scam
Moved from Windows 7 to Am I infected forum

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

Hello guys,

i just pick a new netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it, but im a bit confuse how can i put the desktop icons there (my computer, network, my docs).
personalize isnt there and i dont find nothing in control painel about it.

Just make shortcuts for all that or any other solution ?

Thanks for help

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

If you right click on the desktop you'll pop up a menu, click the personalize tab.

A box should pop up, on the left of the box there is a option, change desktop icons. Click that and you can change the icons on the desktop.

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I have lost my Acer recovery partition for Windows 7 starter on my Acer Aspire Netbook, Model #532h. Therefore I am unable to reinstall Windows 7 Starter. I lost it by being so stupid as to install Ubuntu Linux on the little Netbook and forgetting to save or backup the recovery partition!!!! (BIG THUMP ON HEAD ADMINISTERED!!!!) Is there any way of getting a copy of Win 7 Starter from Acer or am I stuck with the Linux install on this machine. I tried to install another version of Windows from a USB key created with EasyBCD 2.3 and EasyUSB Creator but wound up with a basically blank blue screen. The blue screen tells me a file id missing andsays I am missing the File:\Windows\system32\winload.exe and gives the error code as 0xc000000f. So, am I done for?

Answer:Where can I get my Windows 7 Starter OS for my lit...

Acer recovery mediaif you are in the US you can buy it: you are outside the US, you must call/email your regional Acer support service:

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Question: Windows 7 Starter

i have an asus eeepc 1005hab with 1gb ram that i recently installed windows 7 starter on and i noticed that it is having some problems with streaming video. the video and audio stutters horribly until the load bar gets all the way across then it plays just fine. never had these problems when it had xp on it. just wondering if this is a driver problem or not enough ram, or just an issue with the os and if there is anything i do to fix it...

many thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter

Well, after a look at Asus's website, it appears that they don't have Windows 7 drivers for that particular model, unfortunately. Only XP drivers.

Windows 7 does the best it can to provide basic functionality with the generic drivers it installs, but you really need the proper ones (chipset, audio, graphics, touchpad, etc...) to get full functionality.

Yes, it would possibly run better with 2GB of RAM (I upgraded mine), but without proper drivers, you aren't going to see much of an improvement.

Windows 7 is a great operating system, but it can't be enjoyed to the full extent if you don't have the proper drivers. It's just going to stutter and choke, especially on a netbook.

I would recommend you go back to XP as Asus does not provide Windows 7 support (i.e. drivers) for their older netbooks (as opposed to the new ones coming out with Win7 Starter preinstalled).

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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I have lost my Acer recovery partition for Windows 7 starter on my Acer Aspire Netbook, Model #532h. Therefore I am unable to reinstall Windows 7 Starter. I lost it by being so stupid as to install Ubuntu Linux on the little Netbook and forgetting to save or backup the recovery partition!!!! (BIG THUMP ON HEAD ADMINISTERED!!!!) Is there any way of getting a copy of Win 7 Starter from Acer or am I stuck with the Linux install on this machine. I tried to install another version of Windows from a USB key created with EasyBCD 2.3 and EasyUSB Creator but wound up with a basically blank blue screen. The blue screen tells me a file id missing andsays I am missing the File:\Windows\system32\winload.exe and gives the error code as 0xc000000f. So, am I done for?

Answer:Where can I get my Windows 7 Starter OS for my lit...

Acer recovery mediaif you are in the US you can buy it: you are outside the US, you must call/email your regional Acer support service:

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Can I remote desktop from windows 7 starter to any computer with XP or 7, without upgrading to 7 Premium? I am looking to buy a net book that has 7 starter loaded on it, but if it can't remote connect then I need to rethink it. I know most net book's do not have enough RAM to run 7.

Answer:Windows 7 starter RDT

Starter has remote desktop, but you can only connect from that computer and not to it. So, you can remote from your netbook running starter to another computer running 7 Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise (or XP Pro), but you can't connect from 7 Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise (or XP Pro) to your netbook running starter.

It's all covered on the Microsoft website.

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My desktop PC has W98SE, but I am "test-driving" a Samsung laptop that has Windows 7 Starter on it. And I am having a lot of trouble with it. What in blazes is W7 "Starter"? Is it a pared-down version?

The trouble is aside from the fact that W7 is in Spanish, and I have to use a loco touchpad instead of a mouse, most problems have a lot to do with the fact that W7 doesn't have any DOS!!

This is supposedly to make the OS idiot proof, but I've found that leaving all the fixing of stuff up to Windows is often a big mistake.

Apparently, the owner hadn't made any backups to fall back on. And I've already acquired some stuff I don't want. With no CD ROM, there's no way to reinstall the OS. And I wasn't given any CD with the operating system on it, anyway.

I can't go into DOS and extract a file, either. I've had to do such things often. Windows Scandisk is often not good enough, and I need to do a customized version in DOS, which sometimes finds more errors. How can I change a file's attributes? Or delete a file that is in use by Windows? And I find no equivalent of System File Checker. How can I get by with no DOS or Safe Mode?

I wanted to see how certain games and utilities I have had a long time would work on this new system, so I e-mailed a bunch to the laptop. I'd sent zip files, and the laptop only seemed able to unzip one or two. But the worst part was trying to install anything. I obviously don'... Read more

Answer:New to Windows 7 Starter(?)

yes win7 starter is a scaled down version of win7 ,meant for the mini netbook world ,works on less power .less ram ,ect ect ,not a good choice for a more powerful computer . most of you post is bashing win7, i have been using a computer since windows 3.11 and win7 is by far the best Microsoft OS since winxp came out ,its a mobile device as long as there is a ISP within range of the wireless device that you have a password to connect to .sounds like you not quite ready for win7 ,cause it taint go no DOS.With no CD ROM, there's no way to reinstall the OSyou should see a F key option on the bootup screen to boot to the recovery[it f10 ,or f11,-f12 on most laptops] ,or try f8 on bootup and it may be in that list to run the recovery

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Just bought this netbook and was wondering what OS I should put on it? Windows 7 or XP?

What OS is better for performance/battery life.


Made up my mind...

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Or Xp...

Did you notice that they're benchmarking against the 'Release Candidate'? This was release early last year and there have been significant changes since it RTM'd

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hi Folks,

I hope someone can help with this.

The HDD on my daughter's EeePC netbook (Windows 7 Starter) has failed.

Is there anywhere I can get an iso image of Windows 7 Starter to rebuild her netbook after the installation of a new HDD?



EDIT: Found a link:

EDIT 2: Error

The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options.

Anyone know of a location for a legitimate Windows 7 Starter iso?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter iso

This link is from Microsoft, it`s Windows Starter Service Pack 1 32 Bit, and the link will last for 24 hours.

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dell mini ins i use game, browz,windows message is pug in un responce shock wave flash

Answer:dell mini inspiron windows 7 starter windows message i downl

Try downloading & installing Adobe Flash Player from here: clicking "Download Now", Untick the "McAfee Security Scan Plus" option

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I tried to set my acer aspire d257  1814 back to factory setting but it ended up going to windows setup then shuts down saying windows could not complete settings it will shut down to start over. It keeps doing this over and over and no matter what I do it will not read my portable cd or flash.

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A full-featured Windows 7 Aero to Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic

Quote: Originally Posted by hb860

My friend Mr. dUSHA, who helped me with Personalization Panel, found a way to include the full personalization of Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic. With one click, you turn to any of these systems of digits:
Aero, transparency and buns like Win + Tab (Flip3D), Aero Peek and Aero Shake - will work.
Application *. theme files, *. themepack files and *. msstyles files.
Change of wallpaper, including the automatic change of wallpaper.
The full color design.
Support for third-party themes - you can install any topic, what you like.
In short, you can transform your Windows 7 Home, or Windows 7 Home Basic to a full Windows 7 Ultimate.
Further instructions on using and demo video of Windows 7 Initial unlocked with Aero.
How to enable Aero and personalization on the Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Starter
If you have a panel of, remove it (and Personalization Panel DWM Controller, if you have it installed) - it will hinder you.
Download the patch from Mr. dUSHA. Install it, then the computer automatically restarts.
Everything! You will select "Personalize" from the context menu and all of the above functions.
The video below demonstrates Windows 7 Start with personalization unlocked: - Microsoft Windows...

Answer:A full-featured Windows 7 Aero to Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic

In english

Windows 7 Starter Aero Patch

Vishal-Gupta on deviantART

A Guy

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

Answer:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello all,

I have a new sony vaio with windows 7 starter. i do have a folder that contains a movie that when i try to share i am able to see it from my other windows xp machine but when i play the movie it doesnt start.

appears for some reason that my windows 7 machine is not allowing other machines to stream anything of it. please help.

ZeeZ from dubai

Answer:windows 7 starter not allowing other windows machine to stream video

It could be that your Windows XP machines do not have the correct codec to play the movie. is the movie trying to play in Windows media player? If so you may want to use VLC media player. It will play anything.

Also, you may want to check the permissions on the shared folder. users will need the read and execute permission.

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I have just purchased a new pc that came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, which wont run my company software, which was made in 1995, 16 bit.

This 16bit software ran fine on my previous pc, which had Windows 7 Starter 32-bit. But the 64 bit Windows 7 version wont run it, I cant use Windows XP Mode on my version of Windows 7, need Pro - Ultimate Version.

I want to install and run the Windows 7 32-bit I have, on my new pc (I still have the installation disk) on a seperate partition and keep the 64 bit version to.

Is this possible to install both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 and then select which to run when the pc boots?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, James

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit & Windows 7 Starter 32 bit (partitions)

YES, take a look at this tutorial, replace vista with Windows 7.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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is it possible? will my license key be the same? or my future OS will be fake or pirated?

i bought a new netbook with windows 7 starter OS. but im not satisfied with this OS.

thanks for the help!

Answer:upgrade my windows 7 starter to windows 7 ultimate/professional/home

Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

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Since my son no longer uses his Asus PEM 1015 I was going to start using it myself. This laptop has always been kept up to date with MS updates, the Browser, AV & Flash. About a week ago I noticed Windows Updates would no longer work. It just keeps checking for updates for hours with no results & no error codes. I tried fixing it using suggestions I've read on line & using tools from MS. However the problem was never resolved.

About 3 days ago I decided to start fresh since my son was not going to use this laptop again & I did a System Recovery to bring back the laptop to it's original start day. When I do a System Recovery everything works well again until MS Updates updates my Windows Agent automatically to Windows Agent to 7.6.7600.320. At this point everything breaks down & Windows Updates runs constantly without ever finding any results or giving me any error codes. I've also tried suggestions online at this point & have used MS tools & the only thing that works temporarily is doing another System Recovery. This works temporarily until MS Updates updates my WU Agent again automatically to 7.6.7600.320 & the issue starts again. I've already done a System Recovery 4x already & everything works well again until MS updates automatically the Windows Agent to 7.6.7600.320.

Can anyone here please help me.

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I bought Home Premium 32 bit update (at Office Max) to install on my ASUS 1015 PEM Notebook (upgrading Windows Starter). I'm not having much luck. The program loads, but then stalls at a screen that says something like "Windows compatibility file (on desktop)". It goes no further. Any help?

Answer:Unable to install Windows 7 Home update to Windows Starter

Try using Anytime upgrade.

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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Hi, Everyone this is my 1st post, I had been reading Sevenforums before i actually join it. Eversince then i got most of my doubt solve.

I just bought a Sony Vaio Y series come with Windows 7 Starter.

I got a bad deal form Malaysia giving windows 7 stater and 320gb hd, whereas S'pore giving Windows 7 home premiun and 500hd. Anyway i like the design and portability of this model.

I got a Year Warranty, But i'm wanted to upgrade it to Win7 Ent. and also wanted to upgrade my ram to 4GB max. my existing one is 2GB. but i afraid this would void the warranty.

Let get my question i wanted to update to Win7 Ent with out and not keeping my starter. but i afraid of driver issue, i plan to boot by USB setup.

Any advice?

Answer:Install Windows 7 Enterprise on Netbook Replacing Windows 7 Starter

Yeah -- warranty advice can only properly come from the warranty holder (despite what others here may tell you). So, you need to check with Sony support to see if performing such a Win7 upgrade will compromise your warranty in any way. My guess would be that it would not -- but (like everyone else posting here) -- that is only a guess.

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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 ^^

Answer: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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Hi all one of the kids just bought a dell mini laptop with windows 7 starter installed, I am after some recommendations for a free firewall and anti ?virus On the other comps we use, Zonealarm and Avast. would these be compatible with windows 7 starter any recommendations much appreciated.

Answer:Security for windows 7 starter

Windows firewall should be good enough.If you used avast before use it again.Then maybe add Superantispyware and Malwarebytes and you cant go far wrong with those.And off course add Spywareblaster.

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Hi I am having an HP net book mini 210 with windows 7 starter . It came as OEM and i did not receive any windows 7 starter cd . But there is a windows 7 serial number on the sticker at the bottom. I made 3 restore disks as advised. The original windows configuration in this machine has 4 primary partitions .(C drive , Recovery, HP tools and a partition named system).

I would prefer to have windows in C drive and all my data in another drive. I don't need HP tools . Deleting this partition will enable me to have linux as dual boot( right now it is not possible as it has already 4 primary partitions ).

Is it possible to reinstall windows 7 starter from a cd or pendrive and just enter the serial number given in the sticker at the bottom (like windows xp which came with an installation cd). This way I can partition it the way I want. If it is possible, where can i download an installation cd ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Is it possible to install OEM Windows 7 starter from a CD ?

We're not allowed to link to Win7 downloads here as it encourages piracy, so you'll have to try to borrow a friends DVD to copy using ImgBurn (save image file, then burn to DVD at 4x speed).

If you download from web, check the comments and rightclick scan the ISO with your AV and Malwarebytes.

Here are tips for clean reinstalling factory OEM Win7: re-install windows 7

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My son received as a gift a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 laptop, with pre-inatalled Windows 7 Starter Edition (according the My Computer Properties).

I think he answered a kind of No to a security question (maybe related to Windows Firewall), because now he has an annoyng problem.

He tries to make Windows Updates; number of important updates were already made, but the last 49 updates are in status of downloading; I'd say "perpetual downloading". For example now the system reports 49 important updates of 443 MB; from two days ago (more than 48 hours) were downloaded of this amount only 1%. So, I think the downloading is "working", but extremely slow.

Some notes: Windows Updates are enabled and set as automatic. All other kind of downloading are working very well; for example, I downloaded Avast Personal Edition (53 MB) at 1.2 MB/sec, Adobe Acrobat Reader (45 MB) at 976 KB/sec, so there are no problems with my connection or downloading - generally speaking.

My son tells me that at the beginning (6-7 days ago), when he received his gift, updates were downloading... reasonnably (as he can remember), he didn't notice anything strange.

Now, I am a specialist in informatics (programming, using, trainings), I work in this area from more than 35 years ago. But I'm not a specialist in configuring operating systems like Windows 7. I tried to see settings under Windowsd Firewall which can imply such a behaviour: all downloading work fine, excepting downloading in Window... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Edition

Here's what you should try first. Set Windows Updates to ask before downloading and installing updates. Then do 2 or 3 at a time. It might take a little longer, but it usually solves problems like the one you are experiencing. If it doesn't work let me know. I have a couple other tricks up my sleeve.

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spec below, will it take W10?



Part Number


Processor type
Intel Atom N270

Processor speed
1600.0 MHz


Display size
10.1 inches

1024 x 600 pixels

External Monitor Interface

Vertical Resolution


Graphics Type

Primary Graphics Chipset
Intel 945 Express Chipset


Drive size
160.0 GB

Floppy Drive

Other storage
SD Card

General Information

UPC Code


Battery Type
Lithium ion

Standard Number of Batteries

Number of Included Batteries

Ports and Connections


Available Interfaces
Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)

Ethernet Type
10/100 Mbps

Microphone input

Headphone Jack

Wireless connection
802.11 g


SD Card


Memory size
1024.0 MB

Memory type

Memory speed
400.0 MHz


10.3 inches

7.3 inches

1.5 inches

3.5 pounds

Weight with Accessories
3.5 pounds



Storage Media

SD card

Included Software

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

Other Features

Docking Station Port

AC Adapter

Input devices

Hardware List

Pointing Device

Overall Performance

WorldBench 6 Score

WorldBench 6 Rating
Very Good

Battery Life
8:23:54 AM (hh:mm)
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Answer:windows 7 starter netbook

You really should upgrade the RAM (which should be easy according to pictures of the bottom of that netbook), but otherwise I'm fairly sure Windows 10 run fine on it.

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I have been doing looking into these different versions, which obviously isnt doing what MS said they would do and limit the number of versions, although it looks like Home Basic and Home Premium are all people will really need, and home premium will probably be the standard, But my real wonder lies with this Windows 7 Starter Edition, the main fault is that it only allows 3 simultaneous applications to run, now im not sure how microsoft will decide to limit them:will it be just items that have a window on the taskbar?If so I can see about a million tweaks to move your applications to the system tray to get more running, this doesent seem like a viable way to limit.or maybe will MS just limit the number of non os processes to 3?this is my worry, because anyone who encouters any type of malware could easily hit 3 applications just at that, and be blocked out of their own machine, preventing them from even running tools to fix itor maybe theres a better way that im not seeing?anyone have any real insight or ideas on how this is being done?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter edition

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how do i replace windows 7 starter with a legal version of xp on my acer aspire one netbook

Answer:dislike windows 7 starter

You would have to purchase some xp disk that has some legal way to activate it.You may then have to find and slipstream in drivers (if they even exist) to the CD most likely to get it to load.There are ways to make windows 7 a bit more xp like.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I have two browsers the installed Internet explorer which shouldn't have any problems as I haven't done anything and I have google chrome,

Google Chrome has sound working, Ie does not.

I need to find out why as I really don't want to end up getting into mega trouble for not having sound working.

I'm not thinking this as a major sound problem,

I have tried the multimedia tap in internet explorer, the mute is not on, so yeah?

Any ideas?

Answer:IE8 - No Sound In Windows 7 Starter

Try resetting IE.

Internet Explorer - Reset

The reason that your post did not get answered was that you bumped it. If you leave it with 0 replies, it goes into the Unanswered Threads section, and will usually get answered within a few hours.

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Ive got a acer netbook with windows starter installed ,i dont like the windows desktop / wallpaper so im trying to put my own desktop/wallpaper on , ive tried all sorts of ways to do this but it wont change , anyone out there know how i can do it please .

Answer:windows 7 starter version

I may be wrong, but I did not think starter edition allows this.

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My name is Dylan, and I recently bought an HP Mini personal computer with Windows 7 Starter. As weird as it may sound, I mostly use it for gaming purposes. That being said, MOST of the games I play require in-game hotkeys of their own, generally being f1, f2, etc. However, the only way I can get the in-game hotkeys to work is if I use fn + function hotkeys, shift + function hotkeys and ctrl + function hotkeys.

I've read upon some of the Win 7 starter threads and tried disabling my hotkeys once or twice, and it doesn't seem to work for me.

Is there anyway that I can COMPLETELY disable all function hotkeys?

I'd really like to play the games that I used to be able to play, but they become aggrevating and extremely difficult.

If anybody has any info, assistance or links I may have missed about disabling hotkeys, please reply.

Thank you in advance, Dylan.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter: Hotkeys

Here's the link to the Tutorial for doing this:

Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

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I recently bought a HP Notebook with Windows 7 starter installed. What will be the best cost effective way to upgrade to either Windows 7 Home or Premium. I have heard so many stories about problems experience during upgrades especially on HP, with pre-installed software.

Your advice will be appreciated.


Answer:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter

Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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My emachines MiniNetbook laptop has been giving me issues lately (not a surprise since it's been trouble from 4days now). I decided today I couldn't deal with it anymore and I started a system recovery. Everything seemed to go off without any issues until it decided to start up again and now I get the error:

Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

I've restarted several times and even tried to start it in safe mode. Nothing is working. I can't get it to start up no matter what I do. I do NOT have any disks for it (if you needed to know that). It is a MiniNetbook.

Can anyone help me with what I need to do from here please? Any help much appreciated. BTW, my technical skills are low so please, take it easy on me. Specs are: HDD--160GB, RAM:1GB PROCESSOR:1.66

Answer:Windows 7 Starter --emachines

It is a Windows 7 Starter OS

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helo everyone..

i got a problem regarding my netbook.Its getting slowly and i think it have a viruses. i would like to format it but i don't know how because i'm using windows 7 starter. Please give me a guideline to solve my problem.. Thanks

Answer:how to format windows 7 starter?

Hello there,you can repair your Windows using this tutorial
Repair Install
or do a Clean install of Windows 7
Clean Install Windows 7

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1. I tried to download the file in the BSOD Posting Instructions, but Norton Sonar said it was corrupted, and subsequently deleted it.

2. My computer keeps crashing on me (This only happens to me when I'm in my office at work. My computer NEVER crashes on me when I'm in other rooms - different access points?? - nor does it crash when at home, in the library, etc.):

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 00000010
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81E1671E
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\Paul DeVincentis\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-26286-0.sysdata.xml

3. [IMG]file:///C:/Users/PAULDE%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]Attached computer info

4. I cannot upload the "files that help describe the problem" because my computer won't let me.

PLEASE help. Obviously I am illiterate when it comes to computers. I do appreciate your patience and consideration. Let me know if you need any additional information.


Answer:BSOD - windows 7 starter - PLEASE HELP ME

disable norton for the download. run the program an then enable norton.

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ive bought a good used notepad.
Median E1222 which has windows 7 starter installed. I removed some rubbish from it but sure it's still slower that it should be.
I'm thinking of either wiping it or putting say Windows 7 home or pro on it.

Can you advise please where I need to check to see if the spec of it etc will be ok to upgrade.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Upgrade

See if this helps -

Unless the RAM has already been upgraded you will need to up it to at least 2GB, preferably 4GB. We run an older Medion here with 4GB and it ran 7, and now 10 just fine.

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I would like to know if I install Windows 7 Starter Pack to be installed on a desktop PC, will there be limitations in playing video and audio of high quality?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Pack

As long as you have windows media player, or can download it, you should be able to play high quality audio and video.

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I've just bought a netbook with windows 7 starter edition its a HP mini 110-3500 which i was assured by the sales assistant has a good processor (intel Atom N550) anyway it seems to be quite slow respinding to commands i.e. opening up explorer etc. My first question is do all netbooks perform like this running windows starter and would upgrading the OS help performance?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Edition

Updating from Starter to Home Premium may help once you get access to Windows Aero, the full glass transparent window frames. Running Aero will offload a lot of the GUI work onto the GPU in turn greeing up a bit of the CPU. Should help to make it a little more responsive.

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I have a question...i'v mini netbook with windows 7 starter...and i dont have the powerpoint in i cud get it???plz reply soon

Answer:powerpoint in Windows 7 Starter?

Quote: Originally Posted by jokutty

I have a question...i'v mini netbook with windows 7 starter...and i dont have the powerpoint in i cud get it???plz reply soon

PowerPint is part of the Microsoft Office Suites.
Microsoft Office suites do not come in free. You have to purchase it.

Some computers will come pre-installed with a TRIAL version of Microsoft Office, good for 60 days, after which users will have to buy the full version.

Bear in mind that your Windows 7 Starter is the lowest end of Windows 7 versions. It may NOT have a Microsoft Office trial version included at all.
At best, it may include a Microsoft Office Starter version which does NOT include PowerPoint.

excerpt from ......
Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft Office Starter 2010, a new base productivity suite that replaces Microsoft Works, consists of limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel and includes advertising. It does not include PowerPoint or Outlook.
Office Starter 2010 is available only on new PCs in conjunction with preloaded Office 2010 suites and is designed for home users who are not ready to buy a full version of Office 2010. It allows users to upgrade easily to a complete Office 2010 suite whenever they are ready.
What end users can do with Office Starter 2010
Create and edit basic Word documents and Excel spreadsheets with 100 percent file fidelity
Open existing Word and Excel documents
Manage a simple home budget
Wri... Read more

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Okay, so I'm sure people here have heard of Jolicloud... If not it's... I would say a wonderful operating system, because it let me do everything i wanted to do that windows wouldn't let me do... BUT! Just recently i have decided i want my Windows 7 Starter back... Now I have posted a thread on Jolicloud's forums asking how to do so.. But it has now been over a day and a half and I'm getting a little worried they won'y reply... So i have resorted to asking help on how to get my Windows 7 Starter back... A little info on my netbook... ORIGINALLY had Windows 7 Starter, it's a 32 bit. or was? idk what it means... The type of netbook is an Acer One Aspire 532h-2780... no dvd drive so i would need a iso file and write it to a usb stick which i have (4gb) I also have another computer which i could use if i needed, it's a Windows XP Home Edition, i don't think any other info about it would be needed if so just ask.. Please help me get my Windows back... And trust me... If u ever get another operating system.... DUAL BOOT!!!! I highly regret not doing so...

Answer:Want my Windows 7 Starter back.... PLEASE HELP!!!!

Hello chrisneedsHELP, welcome to Seven Forums!

Does the netbook have a factory recovery partition or did you delete/remove it to install that other, whatever it is, OS?

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Hi everyone,I really need your help... Being the blondie I am, I bought a netbook today, the assistant said it had a 6cell battery, of course it has 3 cells... I wanted to take it back to the shop as the battery life is poor, and buy a different type, however they said its impossible, if I already installed windows 7 - have my name, password, language. Is there any way to restore the factory settings? So if one opens it, it will do the first run - ask them to type their name, choose language and so? Please help :(Thank you in advance x

Answer:Windows 7 starter restore to first run

you can do a factory restore, deopends on the model, but usually you tap a f key at boot to get inro factory restore, or delete your account, start, /control panel/accounts delete account.or you can delete the whole of the C: drive by using a linux boot disk.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi all, (Forgive me if ive posted this in the wrong section.)

Basically ive got a hp mini 110 and it got stuck in a loop a while back I managed to get it working again but now im stuck with another problem.

When installing windows 7 again I cant put the product key in as the sticker on the bottom has become warn and some letters/numbers are not recognizable, ive contacted hp and they are refusing to help me and I don't fancy paying to get a replacement key from Microsoft.

ive check the box the netbook came in and theres no product key on there or any of the documents so is there any other way I can retrieve my product key?

if not what happens when I go past the 30day activation period?

thanks in advance and sorry for the bad grammar.

Answer:windows 7 starter product key help

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?

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Country-Language Selector | HP? Support

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I just purchased an S10-3 netbook in a trainining class that came prebuilt with Ubuntu on it.  I have a current Windows Product key and would like to install Windows 7 starter on it now.  How do I get the Windows 7 OEM disks to install it??  I don't want to send it back to get it reimaged just want the media that came on the machine when it was built.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Disks

Your laptop does't come with Windows disk because Windows comes preinstalled. The recovery disk is created using a specific program. But, if that laptop has Linux it's very probable that your system partition is gone. You search on Internet for a trusteable DVD or call Lenovo customer service and ask them for a recovery disk (have a fee).

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Help trying to do a fresh install on this but can't seem to find the recovery console or what ever I do the F8 for advanced start up but recovery is not an option try F11 but no recovery management. anyone have pointers? I am not too familiar with Windows 7

Answer:hp mini with windows 7 starter

You must press F11 as soon as you switch on the computer - if you miss the right moment it won't do anything.

If that doesn't work, switch off, switch on again and try F10 instead.

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I'm interested in buying the ASUS 1005HA-P netbook with Windows 7 Starter Edition. I'll be doing Home Networking, Surfing the net, entering forums on the net, and maybe some light word processing and mobile networking. No need to do any heavy duty business apps or spreadsheets. Does anyone have any comments on the starter edition?

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Although Windows 7 Starter Edition will likely be the least used version by readers of this site, its artificial limitations do have our attention.

Windows 7 Starter Edition will be the el cheapo option aimed at low-cost PCs and netbooks, perhaps paving the way for more of the latter products to hit $200. This makes sense, but what has many concerned and curious is the artificially three programs running at once.

Early tests of Windows 7 Starter Edition beta versions show that the three-program limitation is already in place. Microsoft clearly has some sort of criteria as to what counts towards that three, and we would hope that mostly background running applications such as anti-virus programs don?t hog a spot, but we won?t really know until the final version is in our hands.

Microsoft details in its help section, ?With Windows 7 Starter, you can open up to three programs at the same time. For example, if you start WordPad, Paint, and Calculator, and then you try to open a web browser, you?ll see a message telling you that you already have three programs open.?

With such limitations in place, users will either want to pony up the cash for the upgrade to Home Premium, or rely heavily on web-based applications such as Google Docs or webmail. We can?t see anyone being happy in being forced to shut down a program just to do some math on the calculator.

For now though, check out these images courtesy of WinSuperSite of Windows 7 Starter Edition hitting the app cap.

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Answer:A Peek at Windows 7 Starter's 3 App Cap

I think that this should go in News....

Interesting thoughts though, thanks.


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tried a few sites I know are reliable but "starter" not listed, a google brings a a host of dodgy sites.
anyone know one please, just want to keep handy in case i need it for my netbook at a later date if the hdd goes belly up.

Answer:windows 7 starter ISO download

ClickHere Paragraph headed 'Activate a different language or bit edition' says "the bootable disks can very easily be converted into universal installation media supporting all Windows 7 editions" and gives details on howto.

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What does everyone think of the Windows 7 Starter edition that comes preloaded on the netbooks? Are most people doing the upgrade to Home premium and if so how does it perform on the netbooks?

Answer:What do people think of the Windows 7 Starter

It all depends on what you wat to do wit your netbook. If all you want to do is email and internet and you don't mind the fact that you can't personalize the look and feel of the OS (No theme or color support) it is fine. If youwant to use it as more of a Notebook Replacement you'll most likely want to upgrade to Home Premium ($80 upgrade).


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i bought a computer a while ago and it was with w7 starter,with cd key and everything but i have 2 questions : 1. is the cd key one time use (i use it on one computer and i reinstall w7 i can use it again or no) and 2. is there anything i can do if i cant read one letter on my cd key ? (i can see all but i cant read the last letter or number cuz its blurred (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX*) the * i cant read it.Is there anything i can do or i have to deal with it ?

Answer:Windows 7 Starter CD Key unreadable

Most likely the key (COA sticker) on the computer is what is called a OEM/SLP key. The sticker is put on the computer at the factory.
It can only be used on the computer it is installed on.

I don't really know how to read a COA sticker you can't read.

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WindowsStar, my wife's problem is similar, only her Windows 7 Starter won't take her password, so she can't get to the welcome screen. I've pulled the battery off, and also did a restart. Still, the only option is type the friggin' password, and it won't take it.

Answer:Windows 7 Starter won't take her password

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WindowsStar, my wife's problem is similar, only her Windows 7 Starter won't take her password, so she can't get to the welcome screen. I've pulled the battery off, and also did a restart. Still, the only option is type the friggin' password, and it won't take it.

Give this a try. Reset Your Forgotten Password the Easy Way Using the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - How-To Geek

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I'm working on a NetBoot a acre aspire one and windows 7 starter loads up to the home screen but no icons are shown, nothing it just basically reloads at the windows 7 starter screen.

It does have a system restore file from 9-28 but I don't want to use that unleash have to.

I ran it in safe mode and the same problem, tried safe mode with networking last good configuration all the same even the dos prompt.

All the same.

I esn the system repair disk and the same problem. The system repair disk reported no issues.

Does anyone think its a virus issue?

Answer:Windows 7 starter keeps on rebooting

You should get back into the repair disk and run system file checker command.
Options 1 should work.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

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Hi guys, my friend is asking help on how to change the wallpaper or desktop background of Windows 7 Starter. Can someone please help us? Step by step instructions is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter

Right clik an empty area of the Desktop and select Personalise...

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Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office? I was using Office Starter that came with Windows 7 and one day I could not access my documents without paying for the Office package; has anyone else had that problem?

Answer:Windows 7 and Office Starter

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office? I was using Office Starter that came with Windows 7 and one day I could not access my documents without paying for the Office package; has anyone else had that problem? There are enough vversions out there that are totally free. Like openoffice;)

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I have a Gateway netbook that has Windows 7 Starter on it. Since I only use it lightly, I thought it would be perfect for trying out Windows 10, but I want to make sure I can go back to 7 if I don't like it. Last time I tried to download an ISO for Windows 7, the site asked me for the S/N and then said, "Sorry, it's OEM, go to the manufacturer". Well, that's great, but I'm hoping there's a trustworthy site that has the ISO anyway. Maybe I can even get one for my other computer, whose builder, a local person, died a few years ago.

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My son has an Acer Aspire one with the Intel Atom processor running Windows7 starter SP1.

The computer seems to function normally (boots, runs app's, etc.)HOWEVER,......

If I try to open functions such as Device Manager, or msconfig (as theadministrator) I get an error message the says "this funtion is not aninstalled service" . I tried both command line and via Control Panel.

When I try to open Devices and Printers or network adapter settings it willgo to that screen but never load any information. Same thing for systemrestore.

The Acer recovery management function also does not work so I can't returnit to original config.

As it is a netbook I have no CD's. Everything was on drive C:.

It does have McAfee Internet Security and Malware Bytes installed. They both"appear" to function normally but do not detect anything wrong.

I have never had a root kit issue but this makes me think of that!! AnyIdeals???


Answer:Windows 7 Starter SP1 issue

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hi guys...

anyone here can give windows 7 starter product key?...

Answer:Windows 7 Starter Product Key...

In the United States, Windows 7 Starter is only available on small notebook PCs (netbooks). If you'd like to purchase Windows 7 it's available @ - Windows 7

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Has anyone with a Windows 7 computer using the Office Starter had to pay to continue using Microsoft Office?

Answer:Windows 7 and Office Starter

No Mike, Office Starter is always free to use.

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How much will it cost and where do I upgrade to Windows Home Edition? Also, will I be able to run programs like Skype on Starter? What about other popular programs?

Answer:How do I upgrade from Windows Starter 7?

See this tutorial:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
Make sure that the hardware can handle more than the Starter edition.

I don't know for sure about running Skype on the Starter edition... but I don't see why you would not be able to do so.

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I have bought an ASUS 1005P netbook, it has a windows 7 starter pre-installed.
In the back of my netbook, there is a serial for windows 7 starter too.
I want to re-install my windows 7 starter, But I have not installation DVD of this. The Asus doesn't provide me any DVD with netbook.
From where I can download windows 7 starter ?
Best Regards

Answer:How to download Windows 7 Starter

I have bought an ASUS 1005P netbook, it has a windows 7 starter pre-installed.
In the back of my netbook, there is a serial for windows 7 starter too.
I want to re-install my windows 7 starter, But I have not installation DVD of this. The Asus doesn't provide me any DVD with netbook.
From where I can download windows 7 starter ?
Best Regards

Hi Ghadamyari,
to re-install the Windows 7 (Operating System = OS) you may use recovery partition, the recovery partition has been reserved at hidden space at your HDD to restore the operating system, dirver and utility. please follow these step:

ensure to connect your netbook to the AC power adapter before using F9 recovery to avoid recovery failure
Press (F9) during bootup, if the netbook at on posisiton, you may restart then pre F9 during bootup (ensure to press F9 only once during bootup)
Click Recovery in the Recovery System dialog box to start the system recovery
the system start system recovery automatically and follow the onscreen instruction to complete the recovery process
press F9 when booting the netbook, but before do that recovery, you must ensure that the netbook connect to the AC power adapter to avoid recovery failure

just for your information, new netbook should be came with the Support DVD and recovery system otherwise you may ask to the vendor where you bought about that.
warmest regards,

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