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Default Italian Windows XP - 08-07-2014, 01:14 PM

Hi everyone.
I'll try to keep this short... Okay, so I bought a netbook on ebay (new) from this Italian guy. It's a dell inspiron mini 1012. Anyways, everything's working fine but it has windows xp installed. The main problem is that it's in Italian language and I can't change it. I read that you can't change the language and need to buy a new windows. Is that true? So what should I do? If I need to buy a new windows, I can't buy xp anymore right? So how do I download win7 and how do I install it? I'm probably asking for too much, but if someone could guide me through downloading and installing win7 I would appreciate it. Please help me, I look forward to your answers!
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Default 08-07-2014, 03:02 PM

I tried that already, it doesn't work.
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Default 08-07-2014, 06:17 PM

If you have already tried the Googled options, then you need a clean install. There are not many copies left that have a valid product id (not sure I can find mine anymore, had Win 2000 too). If you must have Windows then I suggest Win 7, download an iso & install. You will need a copy of Win 7 & still might have to call MS to validate it.

If you don't need Windows, I like linux, Ubuntu, Mint or Linux Lite.


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Default 08-08-2014, 01:27 AM

Win8 is fine too.


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Default 08-08-2014, 06:41 AM

I was thinking about installing win7 due to my netbook not having a cd rom. So I have to do it on a usb stick or something
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Default 08-08-2014, 05:42 PM

This link tells you how to create a bootable USB stick with an iso in Windows,
How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows | Ubuntu

This one if for a DVD (if you have an external DVD),
How to burn a DVD on Windows | Ubuntu

You can get an download an iso of Windows from MS - I forgot to get that link
Here you go, http://www.w7forums.com/threads/offi...wnloads.12325/

Carefull, there is an Italian iso too


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