Upgrade without a cd?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Lulzshock, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Lulzshock

    Lulzshock New Member

    May 1, 2009
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    I have windows 7 premium 7057. And I would love to step up to a newer build, or the RC or ANYTHING.
    But, I have no way of getting a CD, as I don't have a burner. I was just wondering if it is possible to upgrade without a CD/USB Drive.
  2. bobkn

    bobkn New Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Possible? I haven't done it, but I believe so.

    (A detail: you'd ordinarily want a DVD burner - the X86 .iso is about 2GB in size, and the X64 one is 3GB.)

    Download and extract the iso. I think that you can run the installer from a second hard drive, a separate partition on the same drive as your current OS, or a bootable USB flash drive. (The bootable USB flash drive is most easily created by using a downloadable utility from HP. You'll find it on a Web search easily.) I'm not sure exactly how it would proceed from a non-bootable partition, but I believe that it can be done.

    How did you install 7057 without a DVD drive? If you have only a DVD-ROM drive, have someone else create a DVD for the RC build, 7100, for you. It's legitimate.

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