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Windows 7: win7 from USB

10 Jan 2010   #1

win7 from USB

Hi All
New here

I have tried and not yet figgured out the usb install, Here is my short story
1) dell 4600 3.0 120gig hd
installed Vista and vista would not reconize cd rom or usb ports
system crashed

I have a 80 get WD 80gig which I installed win7 files all on from USB from wife puter
now at wife computer I access the HD and hit setup win7 install starts.!!

My question is ....Is this installing on the wife computer or the attached HD I installed the files too??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Looks like wife's computer, is it connected via USB? That probably will not work - install off external hard drive - anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #3


Yes via USB. Is there a time in the install it asks here to install too??
I want to install to external HD
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wmauctions View Post
Yes via USB. Is there a time in the install it asks here to install too??
I want to install to external HD
hi wmauctions, yes there will be a time when the install will ask where you want to install the OS to. This is when it tell you it'll do the formatting of the drive for you also. If you do not see your wife machine's C:\ and other drives/volume, it's not safe to continue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

You can't install to an external HD. Microsoft will most likely never allow it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #6


Thanks for the help I think I got the answer I needed..LOL
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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