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How to install Win7 from a USB drive

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October 30, 2012 2:13:36 PM

Hi there!!! I have a Lenovo ThinkPad t410 laptop and the DVD drive is not working. Since i need to urgently reinstall Win 7, how can i do it from a USB drive? Better if no adicional software is needed.

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a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:21:02 PM

first you need to get an iso of windows, mount it(you need software for that), copy and paste the contents of the iso image to the usb drive, boot from the usb drive
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a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:23:46 PM

alvine said:
first you need to get an iso of windows, mount it(you need software for that), copy and paste the contents of the iso image to the usb drive, boot from the usb drive



This doesn't work, how do they make it bootable? Copying the files to a drive doesn't make it bootable.



To the OP, google and find a tool MS makes for this purpose that will format the drive for you, make it bootable, copy all the files to drive all in one free to download tool made by Microsoft.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:24:29 PM

First you have to make the usb stick bootable and then you have to find a way to copy your install disk to the usb drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 2:28:02 PM

i've installed windows 8 on my netbook using this method but whatever you say lol
you dont have to make the usb bootable, you just select the device to boot from when you power on the mashine
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