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Windows 7: Ultimate Steal question


28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 
Ultimate Steal question

Hey I'm currently running windows xp 32-bit still, and I decided to use the ultimate steal deal ($65 for win 7 pro). I then realized I have to have a DVD burner to even install it?? I was charged and extra $13 for a disc I THINK, but i'm not sure. Anyone know how this works and would care to help me?


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28 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

not familiar with this deal, but you would only need the burner to burn the iso. if you don't have one you can pick one up just about anywhere that sells computer hardware for around $20. or you could use one of these tutorials USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create or Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
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28 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Alternatively you can use this free tool to install Win 7 from usb.

WinToFlash - Install Windows from usb - Home page

Download the file and extract it to your desktop.
Run the program "WinToFlash.exe" and follow the onscreen instructions.
Easy to follow instructions...

Do make sure your Win 7 installation files are in a single .ISO image file.
If you need a video tutorial on this,i can PM you the youtube link.
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28 Jan 2010   #4

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

Bah all I have is a crappy old 1GB usb stick. It says they'll send me disks though... so I guess I'll rock that route.
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28 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

The minimum size of a usb device needed to install Win 7 is only 4GB.Why not getting a usb device?Cheaper right?Or you could either borrow from a friend...
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28 Jan 2010   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I hope that the flash drive that he gets is better than the one that I have, because it made my installations crawl like a snail. If I were going to do that again, I would run a HD Tune test on it before beginning. I don't think that I would let price be an issue, because one can buy some pretty good DVD burners pretty cheap these days.

EDIT: If you decided to buy a flash drive, I would get one that is ReadyBoost compatible. That way it might serve a secondary purpose.
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28 Jan 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

How much does a dvd-r/rw drive costs over there?In my country it costs around $60-$70.
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28 Jan 2010   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
How much does a dvd-r/rw drive costs over there?In my country it costs around $60-$70.
You can pay that much here, but there are some good ones that go for <$30.
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28 Jan 2010   #9
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Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I went the USB route, don't regret it one bit.
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28 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
How much does a dvd-r/rw drive costs over there?In my country it costs around $60-$70.
You can pay that much here, but there are some good ones that go for <$30.
Slight difference in price..Its cheaper down there.
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