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#1 Norman Walsh

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:44 AM

I am intersted in Installing Windows 7 on my backup pc to test it out, i meet the requirements but the dvd rom is busted, Is it at all posiible to install from a portable hard drive? I doubt it but figured id ask...

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:14 AM

well
if your pc has a OS on it then you can boot into it and extract the ISO files into the hard drive
and the way i do it is getting a windows 98-me floppy disc and go to the dos prompt and start where the file is E.g(C:\ISO\setup.exe

do remember am basing this off when i installed windows 98-ME
so the exe could be win7setup.exe or something(i haven't tried windows 7 yet

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:54 PM

check out this link to install with usb key www.maximumpc.com click on " how to " then do a search for windows 7 usb key and it will bring up article describing how to do it .PS it loads faster with usb key than with disk, cheers

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:55 PM

.PS it loads faster with usb key than with disk, cheers


lol i dont think so
if hes got a portable e-sata hard drive then its going to be faster then a usb key

Edited by starcraftmaster, 04 September 2009 - 10:58 PM.


#5 Norman Walsh

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:04 AM

At this point speed is secondary, I'm just glad its possible and easy, just wasn't sure if i made my spare drive bootable if it would install. Anyway MUCHO THANKS to all that helped me out. BTW I'm using an old spare 80 gig laptop HD i had hangin around with a 2.5" to usb cable.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:44 PM

PS it loads faster with usb key than with disk, cheers I should have said dvd instead of Disk lol

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:18 PM

lol a DVD drive is much slower then a hard disk lol

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:17 PM

You are correct,a hdd is faster than a disk drive

Edited by sleepwalker, 06 September 2009 - 01:12 AM.





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