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

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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)..
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Best answer
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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..
  8. i am looking now for a windows 7 installer to be converted into an iso file. i think i will be using daemon tools.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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