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Windows 7: Installing from USB Drive and Change of Version

09 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
Installing from USB Drive and Change of Version

I followed an internet guide to put the windows 7 RC installation on a USB drive. I just want to know if I need to put a higher version of the RC onto the drive, do I have to start the entire process over (formatting, partition, copy boot sector etc) or can I just copy the new files to replace the old ones?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit

No, just copy the contents of the new build's dvd to your USB Drive. Just make sure to delete all the other files first.

Same goes for installing Vista as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7

Okay, thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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