install win7 from usb external hdd

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by throbber, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. throbber

    throbber MDL Addicted

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    is it possible??
    er in doors has just bought a netbook. so i updated the slic to 2.1 with the intention of installing win7..............i then reallized that theres no cd/dvd drive lol:)
    i have not got a usb mem card big enough yet to try that root.
     
  2. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    Yes, that is how I installed Windows 7. I plugged in my USB Maxtor 300GB one-touch and used WinRAR to extract the .iso image of Win7 to a folder on my USB HD...then ran the setup and installed Windows... Easy and a lot faster than installing off of a disc. ;)
     
  3. throbber

    throbber MDL Addicted

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    thx ill give it a go:)
     
  4. john123

    john123 MDL Novice

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    you also can install windows 7 from your local hard drive.