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Can I Install Windows Using An External Usb DVD-ROM Drive?

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If you have tried this yourself and KNOW FOR A FACT that it works or not i would be grateful for any information.

What Im asking is:

Will an Win7 installer run from an OPTICAL DRIVE CONNECTED BY A USB CABLE INSTEAD OF AN IDE/SATA DRIVE? wave2.gif
post #2 of 10
Yes why wouldnt it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mestido;15349385 
If you have tried this yourself and KNOW FOR A FACT that it works or not i would be grateful for any information.

What Im asking is:

Will an Win7 installer run from an OPTICAL DRIVE CONNECTED BY A USB CABLE INSTEAD OF AN IDE/SATA DRIVE? wave2.gif

Yep! I did it on my last install with an internal using an adapter for a hard drive to make it external.
    
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yes you can. I have done it personally about a dozen times, with no issues.
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i have done it before, it won't be a problem.
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post #7 of 10
Easy, I've done it on my pc 8 times now. smile.gif
post #8 of 10
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But the installation will be slower then on "normal" IDE/SATA drive, right?

Anyway people, thanks for the answers!
post #9 of 10
I've installed windows from a microSD in a SD adapter to my old SSD, was able to install windows 7 from start to desktop in 11 minutes. You should have no problems using a USB CD/DVDROM
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavix;15353071 
I've installed windows from a microSD in a SD adapter to my old SSD, was able to install windows 7 from start to desktop in 11 minutes. You should have no problems using a USB CD/DVDROM

Ok cool.
Thanks again people:drunken:
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