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Windows 7: Install windows without a cd drive or usb option

12 Aug 2012   #1
doglover129

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Install windows without a cd drive or usb option

Hello, im trying to install windows without a working cd drive (blank hard disk). Also the option to boot off of USB is out of the picture. The computer can not boot from LAN, and i can not put the hard drive in another computer. As of right now, it seams my options are none. Is there any way to install this by putting boot files on it over Ethernet or something? Thanks!


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12 Aug 2012   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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12 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can install it from any other Windows OS to overwrite C. Extract the ISO to desktop and run Setup as Administrator. Point the install to C or a second partition you've created.

4gb flash sticks are $5 with free shipping on buy.com. UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

Also Win7 uses a DVD, not a CD. Swap in a working DVD drive.

5 good quality DVD's are $2 at Walgreens, on the wall rack near the camera dept.
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12 Aug 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Why is USB out of the picture ?
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can install it from any other Windows OS to overwrite C. Extract the ISO to desktop and run Setup as Administrator. Point the install to C or a second partition you've created.

4gb flash sticks are $5 with free shipping on buy.com. UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

Also Win7 uses a DVD, not a CD. Swap in a working DVD drive.

5 good quality DVD's are $2 at Walgreens, on the wall rack near the camera dept.
Have a look at these for some ideas.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop


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13 Aug 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Why is a DVD not a option? Touchsmart 420t comes with a Slim line DVD writer/player.
420t | HP® Official Store
Are these options turned off or blocked?
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