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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 From Disk Drive of network computer


09 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Installing Windows 7 From Disk Drive of network computer

I want to format my laptop but i can't use my Optical Disk Drive as it's not working anymore(complete dead) !!
I have the original Windows 7 Recovery DVD (3 Disks) (That's why i can't even try(think) of using bootable pen drive

So,all i have is my friends laptop whose optical drive works fine !! Can i use his laptop's drive to install/format my laptop !!

Please help me out !!


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09 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Note   Note

If you want to copy the Windows 7 installation files to the Windows 7 desktop from a Windows 7 installation DVD, have a look at the Copy To method of this tutorial.
Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder


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09 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

I don't think so.

How about replacing your DVD drive or borrowing your friend's DVD drive to swap into your laptop for install?

Here's how it's generally done:

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09 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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09 Jul 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


My apologies mate, I didn't realize you were referring to factory recovery disks, have a look at this little guide at the link below for additional methods that may help using the tutorial/method I posted above using only the down-loaded ISO of Windows 7.
Clean Install using Factory COA Activation Key

ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop



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09 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm litttle confused as what is the thing to be done !! There a links to other link(thread) which again has link and thats make me confused !!
Well,yes i'm talking about the factory disks that are needed one by one in the middle of installation
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09 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Since you insist, here is how it is done - but it's more trouble than it's worth for single deployments:

How to install Windows 7 from the network? - Super User
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10 Jul 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you have large USB Pendrive, try this:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
& copy the three disks over.
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10 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@all Thanks everyone for your suggestion !! I'm sure if i would have tried yours i'll make it !
But After Googling i found that i have a hidden partition that contains the operating system and it can be accessed using Alt+F10 key at the booting time !

I have formated my laptop succesfilly !!
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10 Jul 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Sound's like you have a Acer.

You would have been told that, if you had fill out your spec's.

Filling out System Specs


Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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