Last summer I purchased an ASUS EeeBox EB1501 for use as a media PC. It works very well for the tasks it was intended. ASUS did not provide a Windows 7 Install disk and I would like to be able to totally reinstall Windows should a problem develop. I could try to order a disk from ASUS, but their customer support is spotty at best.
I downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OS file from Microsoft and made an install disk out of it. I also downloaded all of the drivers for this box from ASUS. My question is: If I need to reinstall Windows on that PC is it possible to use the downloaded version and plug in the serial number that is on the side of my ASUS EB1501? I well understand that every installation of Windows needs it Serial Number or install key, whatever it's called. It seems to me that the above solution should work. I'm just uncertain about the downloaded file from Microsoft.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!