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Need help making an installation disc for windows?


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#1 p0ck3t4c3s

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 05:50 PM

Hello, just wondering what would be the easiest way to make an installation disc for Windows 7?

 

I'm going to format my computer and install Linux and need to be able to reinstall windows 7 on another computer..



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#2 acerts04

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

Well you cant really "make" a full windows installation disc legally. You can download a windows 7 ISO from digital river and burn that to a dvd to boot from, but you need a valid product key in order to activate windows. If you have a product key, you can take that route. Otherwise trying to get an illegal copy of windows online from torrents or anything else is illegal and dangerous and im sure against this sites policy.

Hope that helps

Edited by acerts04, 07 December 2013 - 06:26 PM.

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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

In part the answer to your question depends on what sort of Windows installation you have. If it is the full-fat personal copy, yes you can uninstall it from one computer and install the same Windows installation on another. If it is an OEM version - common on most commercially made computers and a lot of self-builds - then the installation is tied to that computer and you cannot use it on a different one.

 

If it turns out to be an OEM insstallation, you could consider setting up a dual-boot machine on your present computer. Create a partition on your hard drive and install Linux into that.

 

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