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Hot to get rid of windows 8 drivers and install windows 7 without Optical drive?

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  • Windows 7
  • Optical Media
  • Windows 8
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September 2, 2013 8:28:24 AM

Hi all,
I have a Lenovo U410 (which has no optical drive) and want to delete system 32 and get windows 7 if that's possible with out an OD?
Any suggestions and help is much appreciated thank you :) 

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September 2, 2013 8:32:08 AM

You could use the windows USB DVD tool to make a bootable USB stick and install windows of that
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September 2, 2013 9:16:21 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
You could use the windows USB DVD tool to make a bootable USB stick and install windows of that


can you use a normal USB stick to do that? obvs I'll need quite a big one for an OS.
thanks for the help :D 
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
September 2, 2013 10:39:59 AM

Any usb will work and the install is about 3.2gbs. I use a 4gb flash drive myself.
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September 2, 2013 12:55:27 PM

thanks for the comments guys, its helped me out loads :) 
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September 2, 2013 10:24:27 PM

Lauraa Hull said:
Darren Kitchin said:
You could use the windows USB DVD tool to make a bootable USB stick and install windows of that


can you use a normal USB stick to do that? obvs I'll need quite a big one for an OS.
thanks for the help :D 


well even windows 8 fits on an 8gb stick with something like 2-4gb~ left over
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
September 3, 2013 8:31:08 AM

W8 install is similar size 3.4gb. I also use my 4gb for that.
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