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how to install windows without a disk or usb

so i want to wipe my drive for my new pc that im building and i want to keep the same windows (i tried factory reseting but thiers a problem with that too it just says error accured dosnt work) so is thier a way i can install windows from the internet to a usb or somehting
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    "without a disk or usb" ? No.

    Assuming you have a valid license key, and assuming this is Windows 7, you can download the official Windows 7 ISO here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    Burn to DVD or create a bootable USB stick.
    Reinstall fresh.

    You can 'download' the iso from the "internet" (as above). You can't 'install' from the "internet".
  2. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/a/install-windows-7-usb.htm
    How To Install Windows 7 From USB
    A Tutorial on Using a USB Flash Drive To Install Windows 7
  3. i used a USB external hard drive to install windows on a recent build without an optical drive, and it's pretty straightforward. blackbird's link is a good one, can't remember if it's the same one but all the info is there.
    a copy of UltraISO and easus partition master are useful, and free. and so is DriveImageXML, for when it's all up and running.
  4. USAFRet said:
    "without a disk or usb" ? No.

    Assuming you have a valid license key, and assuming this is Windows 7, you can download the official Windows 7 ISO here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    Burn to DVD or create a bootable USB stick.
    Reinstall fresh.

    You can 'download' the iso from the "internet" (as above). You can't 'install' from the "internet".


    I frequent this site pretty much everyday and see you here all of the time. But I have never noticed that you were a moderator. Is this new? Just curious, thanks. BTW you are pretty damn helpful to people.
  5. reedo_43 said:


    I frequent this site pretty much everyday and see you here all of the time. But I have never noticed that you were a moderator. Is this new? Just curious, thanks. BTW you are pretty damn helpful to people.



    Have been for several months. Thanks.
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