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07-10-2016 03:20 AM
All I'd like is a link to a Win 7 starter ISO.
For HP to sit back & pretend that most end-users (most who have never even set their VHS players) are capable of creating media is insane & dereliction of duty, imho.
I have this netbook from grand-parents (now deceased). The hard drive is dead.
Why in the world don't companies provide the stupid media to put back what you paid for?
End of rant
07-10-2016 05:40 AM
People just lose the disks anyway.
There are sites that mirror the old Microsoft Digital River downloads and I know specifically there is one with a Windows 7 .iso torrent you can use to create a Windows 7 Starter disk.
You are on your own with this:
I have tried a couple of these and they seem to be OK but can't gurantee they are all free of malware, etc.
07-10-2016 07:18 AM - edited 07-10-2016 07:35 AM
Here is a link to the W7 Starter ISO file. You need to use this link within 24 hours...
After downloading the file, use the Microsoft ISO to USB/DVD tool which will transfer the file to a DVD or 4 GB USB flash drive so it is bootable.
07-10-2016 08:28 PM
Unfortunately, even the Win 7 ISO won't help.
I need the actual ISO for this netbook, from HP.
In their infinite wisdom, there is NO product key/label on the bloody thing! No sign of one ever being on it, nothing in the battery compartment. All it has is it's Win 7 Starter case badge.
And for the record, I have, in the past, created factory discs, only to have them fail when finally used. The pressed discs, which used to be provided were of a far greater quality than any burned disc could ever be.
I'm sorry-- that, is absolute theft of my operating system to not even give you any chance at recovery after a failed HDD. There's no reason they cannot provide FTP access to the ISO's for their products if this is how they sell them.
07-10-2016 08:33 PM - edited 07-10-2016 08:36 PM
You're very welcome.
I'm surprised the notebook didn't have a W7 product key on it somewhere, as that is a requirement by Microsoft to have the product key stickers attached to the case on all notebooks that came with W7.
The only other suggestion I can offer would be to contact HP in Australia and see if they carry recovery media for your netbook.
At the bottom of the webpage there is a form to fill out to request assistance.
07-10-2016 08:44 PM
I've already done that & have yet to see a reply...
It may just have to stay a Linux machine.
I'm so over Microsoft (& their enablers, like HP, etc) bullying everyone into doing thier bidding. MS wants 10, that's all you'll get because there will be no more drivers for anything else. Rant #2.
Yes, Linux it shall be. I just booted up Mint & it's very snappy-- better than when it was running 7, actually...