the asus 1001p netbook comes preconfigured with a 100 and 150gb partition (at least I think so, don't recall partitioning that myself). I have linux installed on one partition and the Windows 7 Home starter built-in (installed from netbook rom I believe) is on the partition. Could I wipe both those, reformate and re-size and repartition the internal 250gb hard drive and then reinstall windows 7 home prem and ubuntu 10.04 (likely netbook remix) from.
TL;DR on asus 1001p netbook which has no dvd/cd-rom drive, how can I install windows 7 home premium from usb-drive (or external hard drive) when it came installed with windows starter.
Half the hard disk was filled with bloatware.
I like having multiple partitions.
I like customizing my drives the way I want.
I already had a copy of win 7 home prem and just needed to install it. I may try to install off a flash drive, but have 10.04 ubuntu net remix on it, which is great. That little netbook holds up well for such a tiny "laptop". Also, I didn't fully understand what you meant about the OS recovery option as when I first got it, it had 150/100 partitions. I ahve long since repartitioned that though .
Also, on a side note, after repartitioning a 500gb dell laptop in about 4-5 partitions and then noticing the headache when I wanted to add more of something and decrease some kind of data normally on set partitions, I realized with some systems I will have lean towards less partitions. When I get my 2TB internal for my rig, however, I would have about
5-6 or more partitions and I am certain I won't run into snags with those because the data on them is well-defined. I guess a good consideration is, if working with limited (smaller) hd space, only partition when know precisely set amount. I like hte ability to copy some data off a repartition and reformat the drive and also to save data if another partition crashes.