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Need to do a fresh win7 install, usb partition?

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I've got a million 2gb usb drives around, I need a 4gb.
Is it possible to partition my 500gb external to work/boot and install win7, without having to get rid of whats stored on it currently?
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You can't install Windows from with in a running installation.

Think about it. Windows would have to overwrite itself!
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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