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windows 7 or 8 usb install

I just recently built a gaming pc. and now i want to install windows to it. the only problem is i dont have a dvd drive or anything like that yet and i also do not want to spend 100$ bucks on a new disk and 20$ on the dvd drive so i was wondering if there was a bootup disk to the windows 8 install that i can use. again i do not have any os on the system.

i just want to get the os install on the usb so i can go on redditsoftwareswap and get a windows key so i can just start using it.

if someone can give me instructions on how to do this also that would be amazing.
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  1. You can install via USB no problem. However, "redditsoftwareswap " is not a viable source for a Windows OS.

    A valid OS is just as much a part of a new PC as is the RAM/GPU/CPU/whatever.
  2. USAFRet said:
    You can install via USB no problem. However, "redditsoftwareswap " is not a viable source for a Windows OS.

    A valid OS is just as much a part of a new PC as is the RAM/GPU/CPU/whatever.

    So do you know any other means of getting a windows 7 or 8 key cheap? its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the OS at the time. I tried installing steam OS also but it wont use mantle or dual x so i can make my pc games run faster. anyway back to the point, if you know any other means of getting the OS key without spending nearly a hundred dollars then im sold.
  3. insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    You can install via USB no problem. However, "redditsoftwareswap " is not a viable source for a Windows OS.

    A valid OS is just as much a part of a new PC as is the RAM/GPU/CPU/whatever.

    So do you know any other means of getting a windows 7 or 8 key cheap? its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the OS at the time. I tried installing steam OS also but it wont use mantle or dual x so i can make my pc games run faster. anyway back to the point, if you know any other means of getting the OS key without spending nearly a hundred dollars then im sold.



    A Windows license costs what it costs. Unless you see it on sale from one of the major resellers, it is probably not legit.
    TigerDirect - $90 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8588430

    " its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the OS at the time. "
    ' its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the RAM at the time. '

    Same thing. The OS is just as much a part of the PC as anything else.
  4. USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    You can install via USB no problem. However, "redditsoftwareswap " is not a viable source for a Windows OS.

    A valid OS is just as much a part of a new PC as is the RAM/GPU/CPU/whatever.

    So do you know any other means of getting a windows 7 or 8 key cheap? its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the OS at the time. I tried installing steam OS also but it wont use mantle or dual x so i can make my pc games run faster. anyway back to the point, if you know any other means of getting the OS key without spending nearly a hundred dollars then im sold.



    A Windows license costs what it costs. Unless you see it on sale from one of the major resellers, it is probably not legit.
    TigerDirect - $90 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8588430

    " its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the OS at the time. "
    ' its just i kinda used my whole budget building the PC and didnt think of the RAM at the time. '

    Same thing. The OS is just as much a part of the PC as anything else.

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.
  5. insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
  6. USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    do you know where i can download the iso file?
    if you know where the windows 8 file is that would be awesome
  7. Best answer
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    do you know where i can download the iso file?
    if you know where the windows 8 file is that would be awesome


    When you buy it, you will either be sent a DVD, or a link to obtain the ISO install file.

    For Windows 7, you can download the official ISOs here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    You have 30 days, and then it will demand activation with a valid key. Which you buy from a valid reseller.
  8. USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    do you know where i can download the iso file?
    if you know where the windows 8 file is that would be awesome


    When you buy it, you will either be sent a DVD, or a link to obtain the ISO install file.

    For Windows 7, you can download the official ISOs here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    You have 30 days, and then it will demand activation with a valid key. Which you buy from a valid reseller.

    when i try to use the windows 7 usb download tool with the iso it gives me a message saying the iso is invalid
  9. insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    do you know where i can download the iso file?
    if you know where the windows 8 file is that would be awesome


    When you buy it, you will either be sent a DVD, or a link to obtain the ISO install file.

    For Windows 7, you can download the official ISOs here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    You have 30 days, and then it will demand activation with a valid key. Which you buy from a valid reseller.

    when i try to use the windows 7 usb download tool with the iso it gives me a message saying the iso is invalid


    And you obtained this ISO from.....where?
  10. USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:
    USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    alrighty, oh also do you know how to boot up the windows with a usb on the PC. ive been trying since 10pm to 4am and its driving me nuts. again like i said before i do not have a dvd drive.


    Use this to prepare the USB stick:
    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    do you know where i can download the iso file?
    if you know where the windows 8 file is that would be awesome


    When you buy it, you will either be sent a DVD, or a link to obtain the ISO install file.

    For Windows 7, you can download the official ISOs here:
    http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

    You have 30 days, and then it will demand activation with a valid key. Which you buy from a valid reseller.

    when i try to use the windows 7 usb download tool with the iso it gives me a message saying the iso is invalid


    And you obtained this ISO from.....where?

    the link you sent me
    i just thought getting that 30 day trial would be great because by the time 30 days is up i will have enough money to buy the package and the dvd drive so i can get the full version
  11. insertURL said:

    the link you sent me
    i just thought getting that 30 day trial would be great because by the time 30 days is up i will have enough money to buy the package and the dvd drive so i can get the full version


    So what went wrong with the USB creation? Possibly download the ISO again.
  12. USAFRet said:
    insertURL said:

    the link you sent me
    i just thought getting that 30 day trial would be great because by the time 30 days is up i will have enough money to buy the package and the dvd drive so i can get the full version


    So what went wrong with the USB creation? Possibly download the ISO again.


    i got the windows installation to boot up now but now its giving me this message when i try to install "no device drivers were found. make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click ok"
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