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installing win 7 using external dvd ROM connected using USB. Cannot boot.

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May 9, 2013 9:02:37 PM

Hi i am having troubles with my computer.
i am trying to install windows 7 to my computer which is currently on win Xp.
My problem is i dont have a dvd Rom so i am using an external dvd rom.
my external dvd rom is connected using a USB.
i set my boot priority. i choose it as my first priority and disable my second priority which is my hard drive.
Everytime i start my pc it shows
Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.
any advice?
my mother board is: gigabyte h77m-d3h
and my external dvd is: LITEON model:eTAU108
Thank you so much!
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May 9, 2013 9:57:02 PM

You could try creating a bootable USB (flash) drive to install Windows 7. I've never done it so I can't tell you how it's done but a search of the forums here will give you great advice on how to do so.
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May 9, 2013 10:51:35 PM

Bootable USB is the way to go...

Try this: WiNToBootic 2.1 - A Quick , easy way to make a bootable USB.

Link: www.wintobootic.com (Trust me, its as easy as it can get)..
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May 10, 2013 5:39:23 PM

Thank you got your advice i will review how to create a bootalbe usb. As of now i dont have any idea. your links will really help. this will be my first time.
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May 10, 2013 6:27:44 PM

hasbriale said:
Bootable USB is the way to go...

Try this: WiNToBootic 2.1 - A Quick , easy way to make a bootable USB.

Link: www.wintobootic.com (Trust me, its as easy as it can get)..


Sorry i am really a newbie with this? what is the purpose of this application? is this an OS installer?
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May 10, 2013 8:44:13 PM

Hi kel,

Its a Win 7 Usb bootable preparing utility.

You first format a USB (8 gb recommended) as NTFS.

Once done run WinBootic tool. It will show you your USB. Just drag and drop the Win 7 install folder or
Win 7 ISO file and run it.

It will first flash the bootable files and in a few minutes
copy the Win 7 files.. Once done Win.7 can be instaled off a bootable usb.
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May 11, 2013 5:16:43 AM

hasbriale said:
Hi kel,

Its a Win 7 Usb bootable preparing utility.

You first format a USB (8 gb recommended) as NTFS.

Once done run WinBootic tool. It will show you your USB. Just drag and drop the Win 7 install folder or
Win 7 ISO file and run it.

It will first flash the bootable files and in a few minutes
copy the Win 7 files.. Once done Win.7 can be instaled off a bootable usb.


Oh thanks all i have is a 4gb USB.
can i still try it? Can you tell me if by using a 4gb usb can cause more serious problem?
if yes then i will abort my plan but if it has a possibility to work i will give it a try.
I appreciate your help. thank you.
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May 11, 2013 11:12:01 AM

No, 4gb will do fine. Remember i suggested 8 gb cause i dont know the size of win 7 iso file or folder.

Having more gb is good, just in case.

If you have got the usb ready go ahead! Ley me know if it works.

I just installed it successfully! Gud luck..
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May 12, 2013 6:58:48 PM

i am looking now for a windows 7 installer to be converted into an iso file. i think i will be using daemon tools.
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May 12, 2013 11:22:04 PM

Make sure you have set the First Boot Device in BIOS as USB when installling. It should be fine. I installed Win 7 two days back successfully.
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May 13, 2013 6:00:07 AM

I am done. I am using my pc on windows 7 starter at this moment. It left a folder in my drive C named windows.old all my files and programs are still in there. but i wonder if the applications are still installed. I can still run their exe's but they dont show in my control panel as currently installed.
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May 13, 2013 4:05:47 PM

If you can run the programs from the .old folder you could try creating shortcuts. The only way, that I know of, to get them to show in control panel is to reinstall them. Some programs may to be reinstalled to work properly.
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May 13, 2013 10:24:11 PM

Thank you for all the help. I have finalized my installation and its working perfectly well. all my drivers were restored. I will just re-install the ones that doesnt execute anymore. Please consider this thread solved. I appreciate all your help and will share the knowledge i learned from you good people.
Sadly it seems i can only choose one for a solution. If i could choose all i would.
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