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Windows 7: Copying Windows 7 disc to USB


02 May 2013   #1

 
 
Copying Windows 7 disc to USB

I have a Toshiba Satellite A-215 and I am having issue with the D drive. I wanted to know if I can just drag the contents of the Windows 7 disc to a USB.
I am trying to sell the computer and because I couldn't find my disc to wipe it I just tried to manually delete most things and somehow I think I got something for the D drive. The only other computer I have access to with a disc drive is at work so I don't have permission to install anytime of software.
So would drag and drop work in this situation?

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02 May 2013   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Use this free tool to create a bootable USB from the Windows DVD: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...sbdvd_dwnTool/

Kari
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02 May 2013   #3

 
 

I can't use that tool. As I was downloading it I saw that you have to have admin rights and I don't.
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02 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bgrantIII View Post
I can't use that tool. As I was downloading it I saw that you have to have admin rights and I don't.
How are you selling a computer that you don't have admin rights too? Is the computer yours to sell?
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02 May 2013   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
How are you selling a computer that you don't have admin rights too? Is the computer yours to sell?
I have admin rights on my computer.
The disc drive is not working on my Toshiba so I can't load in the Windows disc to wipe it and hopefully replace something that I deleted to stop the drive from working. Do that I need to put the contents of my Windows disc onto a USB.
The only computer that I have access to the has a disc drive is my work computer, which I do not have admin rights on.
My question is if I just drag and drop the content from the disc to the USB will it work?
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04 May 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Follow the link Kari gave you. It will make the usb bootable.During the steps it will have you place the Windows ISO on to the usb.
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