install windows 7 from disc without CD-ROM drive

#1
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?
 


bassfisher6522

Essential Member
#2
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
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#3
If you have the ISO I think you can make a bootable USB stick with Rufus http://rufus.akeo.ie/
Joe
 


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