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July 10, 2014 3:44:16 PM

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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a c 458 * Windows 8
July 10, 2014 3:51:17 PM

"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-...

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".
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July 10, 2014 4:04:36 PM

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.
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July 10, 2014 4:05:45 PM

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-...

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.

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a c 458 * Windows 8
July 10, 2014 4:44:21 PM

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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