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Windows 7: Installing Win7 from usb_drive (or external hard drive)

17 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 pro
Installing Win7 from usb_drive (or external hard drive)

Hey there,
Okay I have a netbook. It came with win7 starter (and a lot of bloatware lol).

I have a seperate copy of win7 home premium (on dvd) that i purchased.

There's no dvd/cd drive on netbook and I will not be purchasing one for it. (defeats the portability of netbook!).

So, is there anyway (and if so how) to install or create a boot usb_key or external hard drive from the win7 home premium dvd so that I can then install win7home premium onto the netbook from the usb_key and/or external hard drive?


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17 Jun 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello John,

If this is a retail Windows 7 installation DVD, then yes you sure can. METHOD ONE in the tutorial below will help show you how to create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB flash drive. You could use the note under Method One for how to create a ISO file from your Windows 7 installation DVD to use with the program to create the USB.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
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