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I need to know how to install windows 7 via a flash drive, my reasoning behind this is that I currently do not have a SATA cable for my DVD drive, and I am (hopefully) going to swap my 250GB out for a 1TB long enough to RMA it back to Seagate.

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http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

That will take a Win7 ISO and make it bootable so you can install from flash drive. Just set your computer to boot from that.
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[quote name='farmeunit' timestamp='1358825637' post='595469822']
[url="http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool"]http://www.microsoft..._usbdvd_dwnTool[/url]

That will take a Win7 ISO and make it bootable so you can install from flash drive. Just set your computer to boot from that.
[/quote]Microsoft really should make this tool easier to find from the main site

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^Thanks! I could not remember that program! I had it at one time but forgot all about it!

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By the way, the same program works for Windows 8 if anyone is wondering.
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Hello,

It also apparently works with Microsoft Windows Vista as well.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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One more thing to notice, the tool will works nicely in Windows 64Bit edition,
If you want to Burn the USB from 32Bit Edition of Windows, for 32Bit edition of Windows 7/8 then fine,
but if you are going to Burn the USB for 64Bit Edition of Windows from 32Bit edition of Windows, then it will be pain (Search the bootsect file for 32Bit to burn 64Bit USB)
Just sharing my experience :)
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[quote name='Xahid' timestamp='1358929108' post='595472498']
One more thing to notice, the tool will works nicely in Windows 64Bit edition,
If you want to Burn the USB from 32Bit Edition of Windows, for 32Bit edition of Windows 7/8 then fine,
but if you are going to Burn the USB for 64Bit Edition of Windows from 32Bit edition of Windows, then it will be pain (Search the bootsect file for 32Bit to burn 64Bit USB)
Just sharing my experience :)
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This is a very good point, and an issue I had encountered some time back.
I now user [url="http://wintoflash.com/home/en/"]http://wintoflash.com/home/en/[/url] which will let you burn 32bit or 64bit from either a 32bit or 64bit system. It saves you hunting for the correct bootsect files.

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Microsoft should of just integrated it in to windows

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[quote name='goretsky' timestamp='1358928502' post='595472482']
Hello,

It also apparently works with Microsoft Windows Vista as well.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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works for the servers aswell, Win2008, R2 and 2012.
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