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Matthew| August 18, 2010
Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick can be easier and faster than using a DVD and if the target PC doesn't have a DVD drive it may be the only way to do it. There are two easy options, according to David Overton, an IT guru from Microsoft:
- Buy Windows 7 on DVD and use or buy a 4GB (or larger) USB Stick and then make a USB stick bootable and copy the files to the stick. Details on how to make it bootable can be found here - http://www.techmixer.com/install-windows-vista-from-bootable-usb-flash-memory-drive/. You literally copy all the files from the DVD to the USB stick for this to work. To do this, enter this command into the run box (press Windows-Key + R) or a command prompt window - robocopy d:\ e:\ /s - this assumes that the DVD drive is D: and that the USB stick is E: - change them as required.
- Buy Windows 7 as an ISO from the Microsoft store (http://emea.microsoftstore.com/uk/) and use the Microsoft tool fromhttp://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool to copy this to a USB stick (as mentioned above)
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