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How to install windows without a disk drive

I am building a new computer and i had a tight budget so i could not put in an disk drive. i am also getting windows for that computer. I imagine windows comes in the form of a disk so i was wondering how do i install windows on my new computer if it does not have a disk drive?
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  1. Hello... an ISO file with a BOOTable USB stick.
  2. Ironsounds said:
    Hello... an ISO file with a BOOTable USB stick.


    how do i get that iso file? Do i put the disk in another computer and i can transfer it on a usb? sorry if this sounds dumb, i just dont know alot about Operating system installing
  3. The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool will assist in making the USB install.
  4. Hello... Here is the Windows 7 procedure, http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/a/install-windows-7-usb.htm Here is the Windows 8 procedure, http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm
    If you already Own a Disk, you have to make a ISO from another computer with a DVD drive.
  5. USAFRet said:
    The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool will assist in making the USB install.


    But can i make an iso with the installation disk to then put on a usb? cause that page explains if you have the iso already.
  6. babeldude said:
    USAFRet said:
    The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool will assist in making the USB install.


    But can i make an iso with the installation disk to then put on a usb? cause that page explains if you have the iso already.



    You can download the official Windows 7 ISO here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/
  7. USAFRet said:
    babeldude said:
    USAFRet said:
    The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool will assist in making the USB install.


    But can i make an iso with the installation disk to then put on a usb? cause that page explains if you have the iso already.



    You can download the official Windows 7 ISO here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/


    So i would buy windows 7 disk that comes with a cd key and then i download that iso, put it on a usb, put it in my computer and enter the cd key? just making sure i understand all the steps
  8. Best answer
    babeldude said:


    So i would buy windows 7 disk that comes with a cd key and then i download that iso, put it on a usb, put it in my computer and enter the cd key? just making sure i understand all the steps



    Yes. When you buy the Windows disk, it comes with a key. You can create the USB boot from the relevant ISO, and use they key that comes with the disk.
  9. USAFRet said:
    babeldude said:


    So i would buy windows 7 disk that comes with a cd key and then i download that iso, put it on a usb, put it in my computer and enter the cd key? just making sure i understand all the steps



    Yes. When you buy the Windows disk, it comes with a key. You can create the USB boot from the relevant ISO, and use they key that comes with the disk.


    Also can you do this with windows 8?
  10. babeldude said:
    USAFRet said:
    babeldude said:


    So i would buy windows 7 disk that comes with a cd key and then i download that iso, put it on a usb, put it in my computer and enter the cd key? just making sure i understand all the steps



    Yes. When you buy the Windows disk, it comes with a key. You can create the USB boot from the relevant ISO, and use they key that comes with the disk.


    Also can you do this with windows 8?



    You can buy Win 8 or 8.1 in either DVD or downloadable format. Create the USB from that.
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