How to restore Windows 7 Starter on EEEPC from USB pendrive

This tutorial is for all Asus Eee PC Netbook with Windows 7 Starter users, who have accidentally deleted the recovery partition and not have an external CD-ROM reader.

The guide will help you to have a native installation of Windows 7 Starter on your eeepc as well as just bought.

All you need is:

1) USB Flash Drive 8 Gb minimum.

2) DVD ISO Image of Windows 7 Starter.

3) ASUS Recovery DVD contained in the package.

4) Software WinToFlash freeware downloadable from

Step 1.

Install WinToFlash to make your USB stick as bootable. You have to select the type of operation to perform (In our case, create a USB with Windows 7), mount the ISO on a virtual drive or directly insert the Windows 7 DVD into your drive and select the key target.

Step 2.

When it will finished copying files, you will have a bootable usb stick with Windows 7 Starter, which theoretically may already be installed on your netbook. But our objective is to have a version of Windows 7 Starter identical to that contained on the DVD package provided by Asus. Now you have to copy / rename the file and replace ASUS.wim (Image in the ASUS Recovery DVD) and install.wim (Image Windows 7) contained in the folder SOURCE of the USB stick that you created in step 1.

Rename file ASUS.wim to install.wim

Then, copy the folders SOFTWARE and DRIVERS from the DVD Recovery to the root of your stick.

Step 3. Reboot your netbook with the key inserted in the boot and hold down Esc and then select the key as the boot device.

Step 4. If everything goes well you will have the following screen.

Posted under Information Communication Technologies

This post was written by admin on giugno 14, 2012

2 Comments so far

  1. Leka settembre 24, 2013 23:09

    Great. Do you know where can i download the file asus.wim for Asus Eee PC 1005ha Windows 7 Starter SP1

  2. admin settembre 24, 2013 23:32

    You Will find it in Asus recovery DVD

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