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Unable to recover Windows 7 Starter version!! Please help me !!

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Dear All,

 

I was accidentally switched off the power cord whilst I was installing software since then, I was unable to recover my Windows 7 Starter in my HP Mini 1100 (Intel Atom). currently, I am trying to recover my Windows 7 Starter through HP Instant Web but to no avail !!! Please kindly help me to recover my Windows 7 Starter in my HP Mini 1100 ( Intel Atom). Please help......thanks......Beginner00.

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Hi,

 

Here's an alternative option you could try.

 

You can use the following method to create your own Windows 7 Starter 32bit installation media.

 

Before trying the following, make sure you can still read the entire 25 Character Product Activation key on your Windows COA label ( 5 blocks of 5 alpha/numeric sets ).

 

An example of a COA Label can be seen Here.

 

You can create Windows 7 installation yourself using another PC. However, there is no download directly available for Windows 7 Starter, so you'll need to download another version ( any one will do, but the link below is for Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit - the source is Digital River ).

 

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit.

 

For the key on your COA label to work, you will now need to use the method described in the following link to convert this ISO to an all-version installer– the section you require to modify the ISO is Stage 1 Universal DVD ( although you’re going to be creating a usb installer, the method for modifying the ISO is the same ).

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/85813-windows-7-universal-installation-disc-create.html

 

Once done, use an application such as Rufus to create a Windows 7 bootable usb flash drive.

 

Use the Flash Drive to perform the installation, enter the Windows activation key found on the COA Label when requested and when the installation has completed, use the 'Phone Method' detailed in the link below to activate the OS - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who just want a clean installation of Windows 7 without the additional software load normally bundled with OEM installations.

 

http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx

 

Additional drivers and software you may need for your notebook can be found by entering either the full Model No. or Product No. Here.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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Dear All,

 

Whilst updating BIOS Flah, accidentally off the power switch ( no battery was attached), since the my HP Mini 110 totally shut off without any signal, tried to switch on the laptop, however no lights, no sound....totally dead.....please kindly help !!!!!!!!

 

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Alex

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Dear DP-K,

 

Thank you very much for your detailed solution and much appreciated.

 

But I am an end user, perhaps you can guide me in step by step sequence that will be great !!

 

By the way, My HP Mini 110-1196TU( (removed content) p/no:VX292PA#AB4 was totally dead, how am I to revive it ? Because I can't even switch on the notebook !......Please advise accordingly, thank you very much !!

 

Best Regards,

Alex

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Greetings @Beginner00,

 

Thanks for the post, 

 

I understand that you are facing an issue with your computer where it is not powering On.

Don't worry, I will be glad to help. 

Have you tried any troubleshooting steps on your own?

Do you see any lights on the computer?

Have you tried a different wall outlet for the power cord or tried a different power cord?

 

Recommend you to connect the adapter of the computer to a different wall outlet and check. 

Try a different adapter if possible. 

Try a power reset.

Please disconnect any devices connected to your computer. 

If you have any USB or DVD in the computer, please disconnect it.

Perform a power reset on the computer. Click here for assistance. 

Disconnect the adapter, remove the battery (if it can be removed)

Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to drain the static in the computer. 

Connect the adapter and try to turn the computer On. 

Please refer to this HP Article for other troubleshooting steps. 

 

Let me know if this helped. 

 

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