Download Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
Downloading from a torrent site might put your computer at risk. If you must reinstall Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit, do it the right way.
Tools you will need for this task:
- eicfg_removal_utility.zip – is a simple tool that will remove the ei.cfg from any Windows ISO disc image, thereby converting the image into a “universal disc” that will prompt the user to select an edition during setup. It’s a free download here
- Genuine Retail Windows 7 64 bit Installation DVD – this will be used to reinstall Windows 7 Starter 32 bit, any retail edition of Windows 7 32 bit will do, this includes Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, doesn’t matter if its upgrade or full version. You cannot use a 64 bit DVD because there is no 64 bit version of Windows 7 Starter. You will need to create an image of the disc, please refer to our Notebooks.com tutorial about how to create a digital backup of your software here
After you have created the image of the Windows 7 64 bit DVD, we will edit the image and remove the ei.cfg file so we can reveal all editions of Windows 7 during the installation and select Windows 7 Home Basic. Lets take a look at doing it step by step.
After downloading the eicfg removal utility, you need to extract it, since its in a .zip file. Just right click it and click Extract All.
Double click the eicfg_remover.exe file to launch it.
Browse to where the Windows 7 Image (.ISO file) is stored, select it and click Open.
That’s it! the ei.cfg file is now removed. The next step now is to reinstall Windows 7 Home Basic.
Burn it to a blank DVD
ImgBurn - In addtion to supporting the creation of CD's from .ISO files,
it supports a wide range of other image file formats, and it's free.
(BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, MDS, NRG, PDI and ISO)
Note: Always use the slowest burn speed (4x or 2x) if offered a choice.
Download 64 bit Windows 7 ISO:
•Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)* - 64 bit
Check out our Notebooks.com article: How To Load BIOS and Change Boot Configuration
Windows 7 will boot as it normally does into the setup environment, the only difference this time is, you will be given a choice to select the edition of Windows 7 you want to reinstall.
Select Windows 7 Home Basic and proceed with the installation as normal. I suggest that you create a backup once the installation is complete.