Any way around installing with no DVD drive?

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  1. amelie

    amelie New Member

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    **NEVERMIND, I found the sticky. Sorry!!

    Hi everyone,

    I received a copy of Windows 7 Pro 32 from my school. I want to install it on my PC, but it doesn't have a DVD drive. Is there another way to install this without buying one?

    Now, I do have a DVD drive on my laptop, and I've heard of installing Windows 7 through USB. On my laptop, could I simply copy the files from the installation DVD to a USB drive, and then install from the USB to my PC? And if so, how? ( did that make sense? =P )

    Any help would be greatly appreciated : )

    [If you're wondering why don't I just install it on my laptop, it's because I don't want to. I want Windows 7 on my parents' PC. ]
     
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    busydog New Member

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    You'll either need a bootable USB with WIN7 installed or an external DVD Drive. In both cases, your BIOS must be able to allow booting to your chosen device. There are links in this forum to instruction for creating a bootable WIN7 ISO.
     
  3. Nibiru2012

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    From Windows 7 News 4-6-09


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