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tron

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Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« on: September 23, 2010, 01:48:26 PM »
I've never done this before. But I need to do this if it's possible.

I was wondering if it's possible to burn an iso of windows 7 onto a flash drive and then set the flash drive as the start up device on boot up and install windows from there?

If it is possible, how do I go about doing it? And what software would be good for doing it?


Thanks!

 

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 01:50:18 PM »
It would probably violate the Windows licence terms. Why did you want to do this? (And yes it is possible)


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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 01:52:01 PM »
Because I don't have a dvd drive yet. It's in the mail three days out. And I need to get working on this computer.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 01:53:02 PM »
So where did you get the ISO?

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 01:53:43 PM »
So where did you get the ISO?


Why do you care?

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 01:56:53 PM »
Why do you care?

Look. I asked how to do you install windows 7 from a flash drive.

I don't want to be given crud over it. I'm wanting to learn how to do it.


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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 01:58:37 PM »
First thing you need to learn is how to act on this forum. If you don't want to answer a question, then don't answer it. But don't be rude or nobody will be willing to help you at all.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 02:02:16 PM »
First thing you need to learn is how to act on this forum. If you don't want to answer a question, then don't answer it. But don't be rude or nobody will be willing to help you at all.

Well I'm getting tired of this forum.

Because a lot of people on here like to quiz you on why your doing stuff. And a lot of them act like they are a bunch of high school punks that pick on people.

I asked a question and I don't like getting like I'm being interagated.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 02:05:10 PM »
Okay. Feel free to submit a request for refund of anything you've paid so far and we'll make sure you are immediately reimbursed. Sorry you feel the service wasn't worth the cost.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 02:06:40 PM »
Well I'm getting tired of this forum.

It may be getting tired of you. Get this straight: we don't help with piracy, it's the site policy. It's in the rules that you agreed to when you clicked the button to register, and there are very few legal ways if any that you could have a Windows 7 ISO, and plenty of illegal ways. So you got asked. Your reaction told us all we need to know, and guess what, Einstein? You are building up a rep at what sailors call a "rate of knots". Too lazy to Google, but energetic at running your mouth.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 02:12:39 PM »
It may be getting tired of you. Get this straight: we don't help with piracy, it's the site policy, and there are very few legal ways if any that you could have a Windows 7 ISO, and plenty of illegal ways. So you got asked. Your reaction told us all we need to know, and guess what, Einstein? You are building up a rep at what sailors call a "rate of knots". Too lazy to Google, but energetic at running your mouth.



I'm not going to fight with you guys.

I only asked a question to know how to do it. What I do is my own business. I never said that my copy was illegal.

 "Too lazy to Google, but energetic at running your mouth."

Ummm... I was asking for how to do it because I thought I could get some help on it. Maybe people here are to lazy about giving people help and answers.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2010, 02:14:06 PM »
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I never said that my copy was illegal.
So is it?

EDIT:: he's gone.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2010, 02:21:32 PM »
EDIT:: he's gone.

Should we hold a memorial?  ;D
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Can you install windows 7 from a flash drive?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2010, 02:26:09 PM »
I dunno...should we? I'll get a trophy made. :)