install windows 7 from disc without CD-ROM drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by yinka273, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. yinka273

    yinka273 Member

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    Hello. I want to install windows 7 on my netbook because I somehow lost its OS (which was windows 7) it now currently has no OS. I got the installation disc and copied the content into a 4GB USB stick. I don't know if just coping the files will make it bootable. I want to install windows from this USB stick, what next?
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Yep....that will never work. You can't just copy the disc to USB drive....it wont work. You will need an ISO of windows 7 and then use a USB bootable creation software to install the OS.

    Your netbook doesn't have a disc drive? If not the best way to install it from a disc is to get a portable CD/DVD drive. You can get one for next to nothing.
    http://www.newegg.com/External-CD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Drives/SubCategory/ID-420
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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