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Agreed. Not easy to do but it's very much possible
lol what? By "not easy to do" you mean "the easiest thing in the world to do," right?
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I do it with all my systems since none of them have a CD drive, 0 issues. Just on boot press the appropriate hotkey to select "boot devices" or "more options" and select CD/DVDRW drive.
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is this for windows 7?

rip it to a usb flash drive using the tool by microsoft, and it'll installer faster.

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-U...-10972600.html
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It will work with 10000000% success
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Do you guys want to know what is funny about saying it will work? Yeah it worked the first time, but I tried again as my system is being ridiculous, it's brand new, and I'm having so many problems!

See here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-problems.html

Now I get setup.exe has stopped working, a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

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Do you guys want to know what is funny about saying it will work? Yeah it worked the first time, but I tried again as my system is being ridiculous, it's brand new, and I'm having so many problems!
Do you want to know what is funny? Blaming our completely sound advice on something completely unrelated.

There is zero (are you listening?) zero, difference between installing Windows from an external DVD drive or an internal DVD drive, besides the obvious. Windows does not care where the files are coming from. If you are having issues related specifically to installing from a USB external drive, then:

1) You have a bad external DVD drive.
2) You have a corrupt DVD.
3) You have a bad HDD.
4) You have a bad mobo and/or USB port.
5) Some combination of one and/or all of the above.

You can install W7 from whatever media you want. I installed W7 with a USB flash drive the other day.
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Why would you buy a usb dvd drive when you can just get a 8gig usb stick for 10 bucks and install without having to worry about data corruption with physical media?
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I already know you can boot from any device, I was just wondering how an external DVD drive would perform as opposed to other forms, and was wondering if anyone had any bad experiences really.

And I was saying it was funny because I end up having the worst luck with components. I'm not laughing at the advice you guys were giving me.

I appreciate all advice given on these forums, I don't see why so many people try and turn it into an argument lol!

Anyway back on topic, I don't think it's my windows anyway, it boots just fine, I just have the occasional bsod on boot, a 0x3 one. I'm assuming it's an issue with my second Hdd, motherboard or ram. And it POSTS a few times before starting.

I've reset the CMOS, I've tried each stick of ram, I've tried my xfx 650w psi, I've tried reinstalling windows from my pen drive, I've tried updating and downgrading the bios.

So I have no idea what it could be out of the three things I listed!

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