New PC Custom Disc

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by highroyds, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. highroyds

    highroyds MDL Novice

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hi guys,

    Just purchased a new pc and it came with Windows 7 Starter.

    I have searched across your board, but I'm unsure if I found the correct answer and just wanted to know if its possible.

    Would it be possible to make a bootable Windows 7 Disc that would accept the W7 Starter key thats on the netbook and have it pre-activated without having to phone MS.

    Just I was thinking that it would be better when ever the time came that I need to format then I wouldn't have all the pre-installed software that the restoration installs.

    Cheers for any help & advice.

    BTW its a HP Mini 110 with a recovery partition (have found the wim image).
  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    #2 FattysGoneWild, Jun 19, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
    Backup key/cert. using this program. When doing a clean install. Install drivers and then do windows update. Save image. Before doing that. I activate using key/cert. manually. See this thread. Install cert. first then key. Finally you can use windows any time upgrade or during install. Use any version you want. Starter is terrible. :/ You will be amazed when you do a fresh install. How well the machine runs. HP installs so much bloat it is insane. I have no problem buying a pre-built system now. Thanks to MDL and explaining how to do clean installs with a OEM machine! Any more questions. Just ask. People are very helpful on here!
  3. highroyds

    highroyds MDL Novice

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oh thats great - thank you.

    Yeh Starter is a little erm cough cough lol, the software that hp install most of it I dont use lol and I hate the Norton that they keep installing. I just can't understand why they think to install a cd/dvd burning software when you don't have or get a dvd drive lol in the netbook.

    But thanks again for that info very helpful.
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
  5. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    urie, while I agree with you about PC Decrapifier, it's just not the same is a Clean, Fresh install. Also, lol @ Disk Software on a Disk-Drive less Computer ;)