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can i install windows from a usb if not...

#1SILENTGHOSTS96Posted 2/1/2014 9:10:53 PM
okay so i forgot i had to install windows and i made my build and didnt include a optical drive so now i need a optical drive so i can install windows unless i can put it on a flash drive
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#2SILENTGHOSTS96(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:12:05 PM
im gonna get windows 7
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#3AltmadragonPosted 2/1/2014 9:13:53 PM(edited)
+4gb usb drive + usb boot maker for windows
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#4SILENTGHOSTS96(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:15:23 PM
Altmadragon posted...
+4gb usb drive + usb boot maker for windows


would it be alot easier if i just buy a disc drive?
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#5ihumpmypillow89Posted 2/1/2014 9:16:49 PM
You can with this

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

But you still need the ISO for the version of Windows you are installing, if all you have is the disc I recommend finding the ISOs on msft.digitalrivercontent.net (might need to google a little bit to find the right link). Those are 100% legal versions from that site so you will still need the applicable serial keys.
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#6SILENTGHOSTS96(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:18:32 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
You can with this

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

But you still need the ISO for the version of Windows you are installing, if all you have is the disc I recommend finding the ISOs on msft.digitalrivercontent.net (might need to google a little bit to find the right link). Those are 100% legal versions from that site so you will still need the applicable serial keys.


so after i get the iso on the usb how do i install it ?
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#7ihumpmypillow89Posted 2/1/2014 9:21:52 PM(edited)
Like you would with a regular disc, by going into BIOS and setting the proper boot device then following all the instructions.

Now keep in mind you still need a Windows PC to use the USB tool.
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#8AltmadragonPosted 2/1/2014 9:21:47 PM
SILENTGHOSTS96 posted...
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
You can with this

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

But you still need the ISO for the version of Windows you are installing, if all you have is the disc I recommend finding the ISOs on msft.digitalrivercontent.net (might need to google a little bit to find the right link). Those are 100% legal versions from that site so you will still need the applicable serial keys.


so after i get the iso on the usb how do i install it ?


like you would if you had a disc.
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#9ZethPosted 2/1/2014 9:22:04 PM
Get the iso, use the win7 usb tool to turn your usb drive into a boot device with the install files on it, then boot from USB at startup.
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#10SILENTGHOSTS96(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2014 9:31:45 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
Like you would with a regular disc, by going into BIOS and setting the proper boot device then following all the instructions.

Now keep in mind you still need a Windows PC to use the USB tool.


well im building a pc so how do i know if its a windows pc?? i thought you can only build a windows pc and linux ,steam os
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