So I am having to re-install Windows, which is fine, I have no problems with this.
However I don't know the best way to do it.
I already have a DVD but it's before service pack 1, plus I read a report of someone not being able to access Windows Update, which does sound like they had a bad copy and I shouldn't trust everything I read on the net. But I don't fancy going through an afternoon of updates if I can help it.
Download DVD Image, Burn, Install
I guess I could do this, but the DVD images aren't from an official Microsoft server therefore I don't really trust them to be honest
Plus I don't really want to waste a DVD.
Download and use a Pen Drive
I seem to remember you can install it from a pen drive, but if I remember you needed some old HP software to do something to the usb stick to make it work properly. This might be for an MS-DOS start up disk thinking about it.
I don't know what is best to do. I will like speed, but obviously quality would be much better.
Plus, is there any where I can download Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit from Microsoft?
Best Answer +Frank B. , 16 August 2013 - 17:13
Use a flash drive. Easiest way to create a bootable one: Obtain a Windows .iso, then use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool from MS to write it to a flash drive.
Despite its name it'll work with Windows 8 .iso files as well. As for sources for the Windows iso, googling for 'Windows iso digital river' will find you what you need.Go to the full post