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Need help installing Win7 to my slave HDD

My master HDD with Windows on it just died, and I didn't create a backup. I have another slave HDD in my computer I use just for storage, but now it seems like I'll be using it as my master. I need help installing Windows 7 onto it! I'm not using a CD because I lost the installation disk, so I just mounted an .iso onto an external hard drive. I'm still getting the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device" message. Really need help.

thanks in advance, jason.
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  1. You need either a DVD or a USB to boot from AFAIK there is no way to install from an ISO on a HDD.
  2. Spectre694 said:
    You need either a DVD or a USB to boot from AFAIK there is no way to install from an ISO on a HDD.


    yes i'm using a USB external hard drive.
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    myfishcantswim said:
    Spectre694 said:
    You need either a DVD or a USB to boot from AFAIK there is no way to install from an ISO on a HDD.


    yes i'm using a USB external hard drive.


    You need to write the ISO to the drive using something like THIS. I don't know if it works with external HDD but I imagine it would. It will erase everything on the drive though.
  4. Spectre694 said:
    myfishcantswim said:
    Spectre694 said:
    You need either a DVD or a USB to boot from AFAIK there is no way to install from an ISO on a HDD.


    yes i'm using a USB external hard drive.


    You need to write the ISO to the drive using something like THIS. I don't know if it works with external HDD but I imagine it would. It will erase everything on the drive though.


    thanks a ton! I guess I didn't properly mount the .iso onto my USB, but the program you linked helped me. Once in the BIOS I just pressed F8 to pull up boot options then booted the USB, and everything was solid from there.
  5. myfishcantswim said:
    Spectre694 said:
    myfishcantswim said:
    Spectre694 said:
    You need either a DVD or a USB to boot from AFAIK there is no way to install from an ISO on a HDD.


    yes i'm using a USB external hard drive.


    You need to write the ISO to the drive using something like THIS. I don't know if it works with external HDD but I imagine it would. It will erase everything on the drive though.


    thanks a ton! I guess I didn't properly mount the .iso onto my USB, but the program you linked helped me. Once in the BIOS I just pressed F8 to pull up boot options then booted the USB, and everything was solid from there.


    Awesome. Glad that worked for you.
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