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How do you install windows with out a dvd drive? external?
USB

I personally never use Cd/dvd. I have an old tape backup system here I use.

60gb to a tape
    
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USB

I personally never use Cd/dvd. I have an old tape backup system here I use.

60gb to a tape
How do you install via usb? do you need a dedicated usb for it?
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I have 2 CD/DVD Burner drives that get used 24/7..

The lower one for Game discs (GTA4 EFLC) and the top one for my Sis burning torrents to a disc to watch on a blu-ray player..
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Im always going to need optical drives for backing up very important docs and files
The consumer writable optical disks are not that reliable. You know the cheap disks. I have had some of these die on me when I need to load my backup. Very inconvinient. Nowadays you can get 4 gig usb stick for the same price as optical disk designed for critical data that must last next 130 years on it.

Then again nowadays 4 gigs is not a lot.
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The consumer writable optical disks are not that reliable. You know the cheap disks. I have had some of these die on me when I need to load my backup. Very inconvinient. Nowadays you can get 4 gig usb stick for the same price as optical disk designed for critical data that must last next 130 years on it.

Then again nowadays 4 gigs is not a lot.
I don't know much on the subject myself but I got some important docs I need to keep so I try to stay current with it and every single knowledgeable person in this forum has said the exact opposite of what you just did, that USB sticks are far more likely to be defective and far less reliable over time compared to disc. Even the consumer discs.
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Never for me. Not after my flash drive died on me with all my important school work on it. And there will always be a need for physical copies.
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post
The consumer writable optical disks are not that reliable. You know the cheap disks. I have had some of these die on me when I need to load my backup. Very inconvinient. Nowadays you can get 4 gig usb stick for the same price as optical disk designed for critical data that must last next 130 years on it.

Then again nowadays 4 gigs is not a lot.
I've never had a cd just "die" on me, however usb sticks..... don't even want to go there.
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post #48 of 102
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Never for me. Not after my flash drive died on me with all my important school work on it. And there will always be a need for physical copies.
You should always make backups. Multiple hard drives, flash drives, and cloud.
post #49 of 102
If I don't have a way to buy my games/software physically, then I'm out. No way in hell am I getting rid of hard copies for the sake of "convenience."
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Originally Posted by JorundJ View Post
One thing I will miss, because of sentiments, is the endless switching discs when installing one of those good old games with 6 discs. But that's really it.
I remember installing "Monkey Island" from 10+ 5.25" diskettes
Return to Zork was also about 22x3.5" diskettes, but every diskette was an advanced 1.44mb lol.
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