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Old 07-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just formatted my laptop but unfortunately my dvd-rom died during the setup process of windows 7 and now i am stuck with an empty laptop. Is it possible to boot windoes 7 and install them from an external usb dvd-rom?
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it should work fine. I've used USB DVD drives to install Windows on netbooks before and it's worked fine.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's a guide on how to do that
Maximum PC | How To: Install Windows 7 from a USB Key!
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Joe, I think he meant a physical external DVD drive. But that works, too.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you guys for your help. Yes, i meant a physical external DVD drive but in the end i have used the usb key option
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