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Install windows 7 to usb without hard drive

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May 18, 2012 9:35:51 AM

I'm trying to revive my laptop with no cd\dvd or hard drive by installing windows 7 onto the flash drive and running it all from tjhere
May 18, 2012 9:40:59 AM

come on post readers just tell me if its possible
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May 18, 2012 9:53:25 AM

Are you in a hurry?
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May 18, 2012 10:04:36 AM

Im not in a hurry I just wanted to know if it was possible
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May 18, 2012 10:15:50 AM

yes it can be done

but its more of a hassle with windows than linux

and will need a larger usb drive

if its just for web browsing etc the ubuntu link wr2 gave would be a good option--especially on older hardware

the other link wr2 gave will only make it a bootable usb drive to install windows-- it wont actually let you run windows as an

operating system live from the usb

something like this for live usb

http://windowsxplivecd.blogspot.co.uk/p/windows-7-live-...
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a b $ Windows 7
May 18, 2012 10:29:01 AM

The basic .iso install on a USB drive will let him run the Recovery Console from the installation startup which might be all he needs.

If he's lucky.
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May 18, 2012 10:36:56 AM

the way i read his post he wants to run windows as a live OS from the usb drive as he has no cd\dvd or hard drive

like the ubuntu link you gave
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