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Windows 7: Got a problem

14 Jan 2013   #1
FosterLFC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Got a problem

I have ordered the parts for a new computer which I am going to build, however the Windows 7 I have is a disc and I have not ordered an optical drive. Do I need to now buy one just to use it this once or is there a way around this?


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14 Jan 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi FosterLFC.

Yes there is a way around, you can install from a USB pen drive if you have one and if you dont, borrow one and you will have to install from another computer to the pen drive from the disc.

Please read the following guide:

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hope this helps,

Cheers

Dave
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14 Jan 2013   #3
FosterLFC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Hi FosterLFC.

Yes there is a way around, you can install from a USB pen drive if you have one and if you dont, borrow one

Please read the following guide:

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hope this helps,

Cheers

Dave
Thanks very much! Easy fix.
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14 Jan 2013   #4
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FosterLFC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Hi FosterLFC.

Yes there is a way around, you can install from a USB pen drive if you have one and if you dont, borrow one

Please read the following guide:

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hope this helps,

Cheers

Dave
Thanks very much! Easy fix.
Happy to help,

post back and let me know how you got on,

Cheers

Dave

PS - If you supported Man U...i would have give you duff info (just kidding)
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14 Jan 2013   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Extract the ISO using ImgBurn to write to stick or get the latest ISO w/SP1 for your licensed version from Windows 7 official ISO downloads.

As MS tool can be fussy, if it fails use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

Clean Install Windows 7
Additional steps to get a perfect install are the same as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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17 Jan 2013   #6
FosterLFC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay so I put my computer together and it is working. But when I completed the Windows 7 USB download tool on my old PC to make a bootable device to install the OS on my new PC I got a message saying 'we were unable to run bootsect to make the usb device bootable'. How do I solve this problem?
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17 Jan 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when others don't.

On File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, select stick in dropdown, Format, Write. Be sure you choose ONLY the stick drive to format.
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17 Jan 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Or this tool, which is even easier.

WiNToBootic - the ultimate Windows 7/8 USB Boot Disk Maker

Plug in the flash drive, open the program, check format, choose iso file, click do it.
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17 Jan 2013   #9
FosterLFC

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Finally sorted it! Thanks for all the help
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17 Jan 2013   #10
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FosterLFC View Post
Finally sorted it! Thanks for all the help

Good job
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