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How do I reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?

Hi,

 

I've recently bought HP's Mini 110 (dual core, 1GB Ram) and it came with the Genuine Windows 7 starter...


Also when I open up the Mini, there's the Windows 7 Starter's Registeration Key written on a sticker near the RAM's slot.


But my laptop didn't come with the Windows 7 Starter Disc so I'm thinking that how do I Reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?

 

Thanks...

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banhien
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Hi,

 

There are few options this is the normal one: To set your PC/laptop to factory state, restart the PC/laptop. At the HP welcome screen tap the F11 key to launch the recovery process. Follow the instructions provided on the screen.

 

Note: Your machine should have a recovery partition if you are using the original hard drive and haven't erased the recovery partition.

 

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BH
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If I start that process by hitting the F11 key and launch the recovery process then will it also delete my stuff/files from the hard-drive during the progression as I have lots of mp3s, movies, documents, etc.?

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Yes, it will format the hdd and do a clean install of Windows 7.Back up your files to external USB hdd or Flash disk.


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But what if I need to put a new hard drive in? The old hard drive burned out.
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Re: How do I reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?


hpminiuser123 wrote:

Hi,

 

I've recently bought HP's Mini 110 (dual core, 1GB Ram) and it came with the Genuine Windows 7 starter...


Also when I open up the Mini, there's the Windows 7 Starter's Registeration Key written on a sticker near the RAM's slot.


But my laptop didn't come with the Windows 7 Starter Disc so I'm thinking that how do I Reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?

 

Thanks...


 

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Hello,

When i do this "tap F11 key" to launch the recovery process, nothing with the recovery starts. It loads the OS. What should I do, because i have to reinstall it?

 

Thank you.

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Nickster83
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Re: How do I reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?

same problem here with my hp mini.

 

Hoping for fix.

 

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Re: How do I reinstall Genuine Windows 7 Starter on my Mini?

Hi Nickster83,

 

I will try my best to help you resolve your reinstall issue. Follow the steps in this document Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7).

 

Let me know if this helped.

 

Thank you,

I worked on behalf of HP.
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