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Windows 7: How install Win7 on netbook - no CD-ROM, no USB

02 Feb 2012   #1
STWiN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How install Win7 on netbook - no CD-ROM, no USB

Hi everyone.

I have a problem, i've searched the web and this forum but still havenīt found a solution.

Here's the deal...

I have a Toshiba NB500 with Windows 7 Starter installed... and a lot of "trash" Toshiba programs and tools, and Office Demos... :S
The HDD is partinioned in 2, with a 3rd one hidden (about 200MB).


I want to format the partitions into only one, and then install a fresh Windows 7 Home Basic.


The thing is, the netbook doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive. Plus, the Bios bootable device only shows HDD, FDD and LAN.

(Why the hell is there a FDD option if there's any Floppy drive???)

So, there's no USB boot option.

Why can i perform a clean Win7 install with formatting partitions options, as it was an instalation from DVD?


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02 Feb 2012   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Do you have a USB Pen Drive?

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How install Win7 on netbook - no CD-ROM, no USB-toshiba-usb.png

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp


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02 Feb 2012   #3
STWiN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes, i have USB pendrives.

But i don't want to restore my hard disk drive to the original factory default state.

I want to completly format the disk. I don't want any partitions; i want only one disk, one partition, and delete everything to install Win7 HB from zero.
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02 Feb 2012   #4
theog

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Quote:
The thing is, the netbook doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive. Plus, the Bios bootable device only shows HDD, FDD and LAN.
Plug one of your USB Pen Drive in, & check under HDD.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Clean Install Windows 7
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02 Feb 2012   #5
STWiN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hmm.. So, if i plug the Pendrive, it will appear USB option on boot options?
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02 Feb 2012   #6
theog

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May be/ may be not, that is why I said check under HDD option.
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02 Feb 2012   #7
STWiN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK, i'll do that.

Thanx
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03 Feb 2012   #8
STWiN

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It worked!!

I mounted the pendrive with Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool, inserted on the USB port, and restarted.
Now, USB option was available on boot.
The rest of the process was the usual.

Thanx a lot!
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03 Feb 2012   #9
theog

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Well done, you are welcome.
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