Here is an alternative method:
You will need the Windows 7 Installation DVD, a USB flash drive (4 GBs +), and another computer with a DVDROM drive to convert the Windows DVD to an "iso" file.
) Please download rufus
and save it to your Desktop.
- rufus is a small, portable program for creating bootable USB flash drives capable of installing the Windows operating system.
) Create an Iso
file from your Windows Installation disk:
- Download ImgBurn from here.
- Install the software then start ImgBurn.
- Place the Windows Installation disk into DVDROM drive.
- Select "Create image file from disk" then "Source" should show your DVDROM drive.
- Under Destination, click the folder icon to the right and select a memorable location to save the "iso" file (suggestion: Desktop) as well as a memorable name (suggestion: recovery.iso).
- Click on this icon to start the iso creation.
) Plug the USB flash drive into the computer.
- Double click on the rufus_vx.x.x.exe file to start the program.
- Under Device, make sure that your flash drive is listed and that it is the correct drive letter.
- Click on the iso icon (bottom right) and navigate to the recovery.iso file
- Click on the recovery.iso file to highlight it, then click Open.
- Click Start then OK to the warning that all data on the USB drive will be destroyed.
- Click Close when DONE appears at the bottom.
, insert the USB flash drive into the ailing computer and power on.
- Set the computer to boot from USB device first or press an F Key for a Boot Menu.
- Proceed with normal Windows Installation.