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Need to load an OS without a cd drive...

I bought the wife a netbook for xmas. It comes with XP but the exact same netbook is sold with windows 7. I have a 32bit version of windows 7 ultimate that I would like to put on it but there is no cd rom drive on the netbook. How can I do this?

One other thing.... The netbook has a 160gb hard drive bit also comes with a 8gb SSD. Why?

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download the digital version and use the cd key off the cd you have...I think that would work

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If you have a large enough flash drive and the BIOS supports booting from USB, put an ISO of 7 on the flash drive...





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usb ext dvd or put it on a usb thumb drive

use the ms tool to put it on a usb drive

http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe

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What part of town are you in? I'll let you borrow my external DVD Rom so you can load the OS.




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Or get a $10 external CD-ROM from just about anywhere.

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I already have it in an iso format. So all I would need to do is put it on a thumb drive and the select it in the bios to boot from the usb port?

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I already have it in an iso format. So all I would need to do is put it on a thumb drive and the select it in the bios to boot from the usb port?
I am sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong but I don't think that you will be able to mount that ISO from the USB thumb drive. You will probably have to copy the ISO to a CD (or a DVD if it is a DVD ISO) and then copy the contents of that CD over to your thumb drive after you make it a bootable volume.

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I used my thumbdrive to boot up into windows 7 and install it on my desktop. Its not as cut and dry as just putting the ISO on the thumbdrive and going to town. You have to use something like wintoflash to make your thumbdrive copy of windows bootable. Here are the directions I used.....

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/22/...rade-bootable/
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One other thing.... The netbook has a 160gb hard drive bit also comes with a 8gb SSD. Why?
The SSD drive is much faster for booting and running the OS. XP fits fine in 8gb but I think you are going to be cutting it really close with Windows 7.

The installation might fit but you will likely have to put the page file on your other drive which would make it slower than it would have been on the SSD.

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