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Windows 7: Installing 7 with usb

26 Jul 2010   #1
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Installing 7 with usb

Hi guys, I got an Acer eee 2G with linux *throwsup* and I wanna install win 7 on it, but ofc it has no cd drive, but I got this Flash Voyager usb memory stick, can I use it to install windows?


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26 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Yes, you can.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

Installing 7 with usb-list-disk.png


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26 Jul 2010   #3
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes, you can.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

All Linux code must be deleted.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Partition - Mark as Active
Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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Ohh crap! I forgot! 2G only has 2gb SSD :S:S Not enough for win 7! Damnit! Okay lets change "7" to "xp"
Any ideas for me there? Can I get a bigger disc in the laptop? I know I cant upgrade the ram, what what about the disc?
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26 Jul 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need a bigger HD for Win XP & windows 7.
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26 Jul 2010   #5
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You need a big HD for Win XP & windows 7.
xp pro is less than 1gb, I'll just make sure it wont update.
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26 Jul 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce View Post





xp pro is less than 1gb, I'll just make sure it wont update.


Hello ColdIce.

Fraid not, even in a VirtualBox install it uses a lot more than that.
click to enlarge
Installing 7 with usb-xp_size.jpg


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26 Jul 2010   #7
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Even in my "slipstreamed" version.
Installing 7 with usb-windowssize.jpg


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