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Windows 7: Win7 Install on Netbook


26 Feb 2010   #1
MisterActorMan

 
Win7 Install on Netbook

Hi. I want to install Windows 7 32bit Pro on my netbook...but it doesn't have any disc drives. Do I need to set up an external DVD drive with the installer on the DVD, or can I do this with a USB drive or...?

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan View Post
Hi. I want to install Windows 7 32bit Pro on my netbook...but it doesn't have any disc drives. Do I need to set up an external DVD drive with the installer on the DVD, or can I do this with a USB drive or...?

USB will work fine
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26 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Here's a Vista tutorial link, should also work for Windows 7: HOWTO: Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Windows Live

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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Here are specific instructions on doing the install from a USB flash drive:

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7?Even on a Netbook

It's quite easy. It's also faster than from a DVD.
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28 Feb 2010   #5
MisterActorMan

 

Thanks all
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