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Windows 7: DVD drive not working

11 Feb 2011   #1
swarnava

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
DVD drive not working

i have Windows 7 ultimate bootable cd, but my DVD drive not working anymore..is their anyway to install OS via USB?


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11 Feb 2011   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

One guide for creating a usb install key with a 4gb usb flash drive is seen at USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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12 Feb 2011   #3
swarnava

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

i like he method 1..it is easiest and fastest but how i make it iso?
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12 Feb 2011   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

One program I ended going for the full version was simply downloading the shareware trial version of UltraISO which allows you to create disk images from optical media and then see written to a flash drive. The "bootable" tab on the menu bar when going to write the image insures the flash drive is made bootable.

Other programs like PowerISO are able to create standard iso images which you can see burned to disk now in 7 since support for burning iso images to disk is now included in 7. For flash drives MS also provided their own tool at the MS store for electronic purchases that will write isos to flash drives.

The guide for using the MS tool is seen at Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

A free program not a shareware for creating ISO images from disks is found at ISODisk, free software for mount and create ISO disk image being one of the two mentioned in the first guide. You will need to see this done on another machine however since yours is still waiting for an OS.
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13 Feb 2011   #5
swarnava

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

thanks
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