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download one of the following:. • Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)* - 32 bit. You are going to edit the contents of the .ISO file and remove the ei.cfg file. After editing burn it to a blank DVD disk or put it on a thumb drive.

Boot from it, this will reveal all editions of Windows 7, select the Starter edition. More information in the following article about how to edit the ei.cfg file.

Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key

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 Starter.

Lets take a look at doing it step by step.

After downloading the eicfg removal utility, you need to extract, 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.

the ei.cfg file is now removed. The next step now is to reinstall Windows 7 Starter.

Because most Netbooks do not include a DVD drive, you will have to use a tool such as the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool ( This simple tool will help you convert the same image file into to a USB thumb drive.

For installation purposes, you should get a thumb drive that’s at least 4 GBs in size to store the installation files.

Browse to where the Windows 7 Image is stored, open it. Select the USB device where you want to have the backup stored to for installation.

Once the USB device has been identified, click the Begin copying button.

And that’s it, the next step now is to boot your Netbook from the thumb drive, make sure the thumb drive you will be installing Windows 7 from is plugged into the USB port.

This might vary by manufacturer, but the usual one to try is F12, start your Netbook and press F12 repeatedly until a screen is displayed giving you the option to boot from a USB Memory device, select that and press Enter on your keyboard.

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.

Carefully click through during the setup wizard.

Select Windows 7 Starter and proceed with the installation as normal. I suggest that you create a backup once the installation is complete. Once setup is completed, you should have Windows 7 Starter installed.

You can enter the product key and activate using the following method:.

Click Start, type: CMD'. Right click CMD.

Click Run as adminstrator. At the command prompt, type the following commands:.

slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (allows you to replace the current product key with the specified).

xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx - represents your product key. You will need a all in one installer disc which you can use to select Windows 7 Starter during installation.

See the following for instructions:. For a DVD that contains all flavours of 32 bit and a DVD that contains all flavours of 64 bit Windows 7 i.e.

Starter,Home BasicHome Premium, Professional and Ultimate see here. I have gotten this question a lot, how to reinstall Windows 7 Starter on a Netbook. Windows 7 Starter is Microsoft’s introductory edition available only on new Nettops or Netbook computers. Some persons like it, some persons don’t like it. In most instances, what persons do who get it on a Netbook is do anAnytime Upgrade to one of Microsoft’s premium editions of Windows 7 such as Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium.

A scenario that might happen is if you need to reinstall Windows 7 Starter.

Because Anytime Upgrades are not full versions, you must reinstall the base license first.

Of course manufacturers should include a recovery partition, but sometimes what can happen is, they don’t work or get corrupted.