Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home - HOW? - HELP -

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kate-br, May 6, 2010.

  1. Kate-br

    Kate-br MDL Novice

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    Dear users,

    Once again I come to your aid...

    Recently I bought a little Netbook for school use, it is a HP Mini 210 - 1050nr...

    It comes standart with Windows 7... As far as I understand, it comes with SLIC 2.1 therefore it should be compatible with any other Windows 7 software, however I have a question... which certificate and KEY should I use if I want to install the Windows 7 HOME or Ultimate in my Netbook...

    Help anyone?
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  3. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    I would upgrade it to Home edition cause Ultimate is just overkill as you won't get all the features cause the hardware you have won't support it...
     
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  4. Kate-br

    Kate-br MDL Novice

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    #4 Kate-br, May 6, 2010
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    timesurfer,

    WOW ill try that....

    Ill report later on if it works! :)

    Smorgan,

    Ya.. I think ultimate might be too much... for me home premium would be enough.. i just want to be able to change desktop background and such.


    Thank you all!
     
  5. Kate-br

    Kate-br MDL Novice

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    COOL!!

    It works.. took about 20 minutes for update... I just wonder if it will pass kb971033, well I guess if it doesnt ill just use some Compaq HP key! :)

    Never thought it would be THAT easy i thought that i would have to re-install the whole windows 7 system!


    Thank you!
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    As it has SLIC 2.1 in bios, it will surely pass the WAT update...... and remember that product keys aren't brand-specific but they are edition-specific....
     
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  7. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    So easy even a caveman could do it...lol
     
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  8. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Keys are not brand specific YET, they may never be but if at all possible use the matching key.
     
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  9. Konde

    Konde MDL Novice

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    Is your windows now activated?
     
  10. Kate-br

    Kate-br MDL Novice

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    Ah! I see I had a problem with a Dell Optiplex 755, and the kb971033 blocked it, funny is that I used the modded bios from here and used an OEM key, thats why I was afraid... Can you imagine if I get the "your windows is not genuine" in the middle of the classroom? LOL...

    But well, everything is fine now! :)


    Indeed! :)

    Well, I guess I cannot change the keys now... It does not give me the option to "enter a new key" so I guess ill have to wait!
    thank you!

    Yes it is! and working beautifully, and thanks god I can change my desktop background! :)
     
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  12. urie

    urie Moderator
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    My sentiments exactly, try and use matching key if available you never know with M$.
     
  13. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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