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Windows 7: Please Read - Installing Windows On HTPC With No CD Drive

26 Dec 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Please Read - Installing Windows On HTPC With No CD Drive

So i need to install windows 7 on my HTPC which has no CD Drive or Operating System. I havnt got a 4gb Flash drive or a HDD to boot from. I thought about Booting From Lan but how would i install the operating system. Could i use my Other computers CD Drive over lan to accomplishe this? I need quick help please


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26 Dec 2012   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

pedroc, Follow this How to install Windows 7 from the network? - Super User and you should be OK :)
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26 Dec 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

How would i do this if i cant access windows, it wont boot, it will only let me into the bios for now
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26 Dec 2012   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Sorry pedroc , misunderstood the question, Can you not take the cd drive out your other PC, connect it to the HTPC and load the OS from there ? :)
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26 Dec 2012   #5
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No cos it being a htpc there are no other power connections but i done it know anyway. I popped the hdd in an enclosure and installed it on there. Then booted it up and rigt before it installed the drivers i shut the pc down and put the hdd back in. All up and running now
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