Install Windows without CD drive

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R19hulp
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Install Windows without CD drive

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i DERPED and put windows vista...but its XP. i have a windows 7 disc, but my computer doesnt have a Cd slot, so im just gonna just install that when i find an external disc drive. but, is there anything i can do other than that?
ive had XP for 6-7 years im not too sure

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Re: Install Windows without CD drive

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Are you asking how to install XP without a CD/DVD drive on your computer?

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Re: Install Windows without CD drive

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Welcome to Eileen's Lounge!

I moved this post from Error 1327 Invalid Drive F to its own thread.
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Re: Install Windows without CD drive

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Welcome to the lounge from me too.

If you can copy the Win7 CD to a USB drive.
Then you can make the USB drive bootable
Then just boot to the USB drive in the same way you would boot to a CD.
The installation should resume as per normal from there.

I'm not a system engineer, but I assume this could work...
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Have you downloaded and run the Windows 7 advisor?
If NOT, do it before you do anything else!

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... aspx?id=20" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I am so far behind, I think I am First :evilgrin:
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