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Windows 7: Creating bootable USB without original DVD/.iso file

05 Feb 2010   #11

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merlin2000 View Post
Don't suppose anyone knows of a Windows 7 Home Premium iso I can download?
- If you search around, there are websites (usually legal torrent sites) where you can download the ISO and use your LEGAL license/serial key during the installation. Just make sure you match up the download correctly, Home license only works on the Home iso.
Also be sure to get the "untouched" ISO of Win 7..It's not advisable to get cracked ISOs cause the installation files have been modified. Happy searching.:)

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06 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7

Thanks for all the advice.

I've sorted it now. I downloaded HDClone (it's free) and cloned the existing hard drive to the 500Gb (in a USB enclosure). Once cloned, installed the 500Gb and hey pesto.. Starts up fine, no problems at all.

HDClone even copied the 9Gb System partition used for OEM recovery.

Thanks for all the help.
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