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Starter Oem Installation


I have so far brought multiple copies of windows 7 and must say, what a delight the operating system has been. A couple of days ago i purchased an msi u130 notebook from argos which came pre-installed with windows 7 starter. After using it for a couple of days and finally letting all the updates download, upon restart, windows would not load. It would repeatedly give me errors such as slmuz is compressed, press ctrl, alt and delete to restart, which would carry on, thus stuck in a boot loop.

I tried the recovery partition on the notebook, but this does not solve the problem, it takes it time and says that windows 7 is being installed, however, again, upon reboot, the same error is on display.

Now my question is, as this laptop comes with windows 7 starter preinstalled, and also has the corresponding stickers on the under side of the laptop, is it sufficient to use a generic oem copy of windows 7?

I have downloaded a copy of windows 7 starter, generic oem. I plan to use the license key from the sticker on the laptop. I am 100% sure that this is legal. Do i need the specific msi oem installation media or can i use a non-branded generic oem windows 7 starter media with the corresponding license key. Is this possible?


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