Loading an operting system Tags: CPUs Windows 7 Computers Hard Drives Last response: August 11, 2012 2:59 PM in CPUs Share homesteader60 August 11, 2012 1:52:45 PM Hello, The hard drive in my computer crashed. I have windows 7, but can't load it without a hard drive. How do I reimage (copy) the program so I can have a disk or flash drive to load onto my computer More about : loading operting system | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove DamZe August 11, 2012 2:59:57 PM You can't run Win7 off a USB/flash drive as Windows needs to be activated and so forth. The best thing would be getting a linux distro which can run off a flash/usb drive. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Loading an operting system> Related ressources: ForumWhy is my operting system not coming up ForumHttp;\\forums techarena in/ operting-system /1127524 htm ForumSystem recovery - big mistake made! ForumWindows XP home edition 32bit to Win 7 Pro 64bit Upgrade ForumRAID 0 and the formatting of Partitions - Crossposted ForumReformatting a Win98 drive ForumGigabyte GTX 560 Ti loud noise ForumDell Inspiron 1420 trouble ForumIs 1.44v too much for 24/7 usage? ForumModern Day Water Cooling not for the feint of heart? ForumWhich svchost service is causing a problem? ForumDual Boot ->Single Boot ForumMy operating system doesnt take net frame work ForumIde HDD not able to connect in new pc ForumWhere Can I Cut Back/Save on? ForumIntegrating ssd to system help ForumOpertating system install on new hardrive ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] What PSU should i get for my system? ForumIBuypower self contained liquid cooling system failing More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !