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Hello, quick question:

I have win 7 on this pc, and i have the product key and download to another copy of win 7.
is it possible to plug in my new hdd (intended for new computer) and install the download of windows 7 on it, them boot from it and use the product key to activate it?

i want to do all of this to avoid having to flash the iso to a thumb drive then back onto the new pc (the hdd i have)!


Thanks, any input is more than welcome!
post #2 of 8
I don't understand? Why can't you just burn the ISO to a DVD and install Windows normally?
Is there something preventing you connecting the HDD to the computer you want Windows on!?
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Regardless you will need to burn the iso on disk and then either boot from the disk or install from within windows. Unless you mount the iso on a disk emulator utility.
 
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post #4 of 8
Unno if this is what you need but they have a Win 7 ISO here AND when installing windows you dont need to register it so basicly you can skip the key code for abit if you like

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

I don't understand? Why can't you just burn the ISO to a DVD and install Windows normally?
Is there something preventing you connecting the HDD to the computer you want Windows on!?

Heyy buddy ole pal!
well here is the situation.

- I have my girlfirneds computer while i finish mine up ( in the next few days)
-she has win 7
-i have the ability to download windows 7.
-neither of us have a cd drive so i could flash it to an external hdd to boot from that.
-i was jw if i could just install it on the new hard drive ( for my future computer) while connected to here computer where i will download it from
-that way i could save the whole step of flashing it.

do ya get what im saying. that way when i plop the new hdd in my new rig i can just insert the product key or whatever or even it could possibly all ready to go?
post #6 of 8
Use the link I put up already grab the ISO and the boot from USB part. Pop the ISO and the usb together and you can set the desktop to boot from USB. BAM win7 on the desktop. win win!
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cool. thanks man, will deff give it a try!
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cool. thanks man, will deff give it a try!

Yeah pretty much do that! biggrin.gif
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