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install windows 7 without cd rom?(without 4gb usb drive)

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Im sure the next post is gonna be pointing out that this has been asked many times. My new PC is out for delivery right now everything except the CD ROM which is all the way across the country... was wondering is it possible to copy the windows cd i have coming with it onto a HDD in its own partition and install it off that? anyone have any guides that may be off assistance?
Edited by nazarein - 1/6/11 at 5:39am
post #2 of 35
What you can do is, copy the CD contents. And use a program like WinToFlash to make a bootable Win7 USB drive and install Windows that way.
post #3 of 35
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looking into it ty
post #4 of 35
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i only have 2 2GB usb drives not sure if that'll do
post #5 of 35
Yeah.... I'm not sure that will do either. My Windows 7 Home Premium .ISO I have is 2.4GB's. I doubt you can run it off it's own partition...
post #6 of 35
You need a 4 gig usb.

This is the guide I use
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post #7 of 35
WinToFlash does the exact same thing for you though, instead of having to do all them steps.
post #8 of 35
You guys are complicating this, microsoft have relased an official tool to copy the contents of the DVD accross, then make the USB stick bootable. It's a one button process.

http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool
post #9 of 35
Windows 7 USB Tool makes it very easy.

http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool

This is the link to the tool:
http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe
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He's only got a 2GB usb stick...
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