You HAVE to follow the instructions because you will need to make a small edit to make Starter an option when you install.
You NEED to have a COA sticker on your system to get the key required to activate.
I am also with you on how bad it is to not include recover DVD's with systems. hard drives/ssds DIE plain and simple.
I am not sure to contact Nukemeister directly (typed with a very embarrassed red face). I wanted to be sure that I gave kudos where they were deserved. Fantastic!!!!!!! I am up and running and am grateful 1000 times over!!!!!