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#1 rolltide101

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:33 AM

My netbook came with Win7 Starter and I bought the Win7 Starter to Home Premium upgrade. I just accidentally overwrote my windows partition when I was installing ubuntu..... Is there any way I can get Windows back Legally without buying it?... Somehow I doubt it.....

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:44 AM

What is the make and model of you notebook?

Did the upgrade purchase include a CD for the installation?

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:34 PM

It had WIndow 7 Starter. It came on the netbook. All I have is the WIndows Home Premium Upgrade key. It seems im screwed lol

Its a Asus T101MT netbook. But im cool with just Ubuntu. But I would like to have Win7 back if possible. It was my own stupidity that caused this anyway

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:50 PM

This presents a real problem. Since you overwrote the operating system you will not be able to use the recovery partition.

I would contact ASUS and explain what you have done and see if they will provide you with a installation CD for the Windows 7 Starter.

I have never upgraded a Windows operating system, so I don't know if the key is a one time use or not. You may have to contact the retailer that you purchased it from to see if it can be used again. I would suggest having your Windows key on hand when you do this to substantiate that this is the original computer that it was applied to.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:12 PM

Try hit F9 just after the BIOS Post screen.




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