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install system to new computer from external hard disk

Hi everyone.
I currently build my new desktop.
I have no cd.
I have laptop, Windows 7 64 iso file and usb hard disk and 4 GB usb.
My question is
1. can I install Windows to my New desktop in my limited tools situation?
2. Can I install Linux in the same situation?
Thanks everyone!
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  1. Yup just swap the harddrives shouldn't be a problem oh and *cough* Linux sucks for gaming *cough*
  2. Ibreakthings said:
    Yup just swap the harddrives shouldn't be a problem oh and *cough* Linux sucks for gaming *cough*


    Sorry, i mean i have an usb hard disk. Is it still possible.
  3. Ye it should work
  4. Ibreakthings said:
    Ye it should work


    Thank you man. I am very appreciate it. Can I have more details how to do it. Or what shall I google to perform this task. Thanks!
  5. Hmm when you go into the computer spam delete and you get into the bios. When your there look for boot options and when you find that see if it detects your USB hardrive and while your there you might even be able to swap windows
  6. Ibreakthings said:
    Hmm when you go into the computer spam delete and you get into the bios. When your there look for boot options and when you find that see if it detects your USB hardrive and while your there you might even be able to swap windows

    you mean i need to install windows to my usb external hard disk.
    And I select the USB for the first boot sequence.
    And I restart computer will load windows from my usb harddrive.
    and I can install a new windows to my new ssd harddrive.
    am I right?
  7. Best answer
    If ya can take the hardrive out of the laptop do that if not then yes transfer windows to the USB hard drive and if it dosent detect windows just push F12 and select boot drive
  8. Thanks mate I will try later.
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