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Installing windows on laptop without booting from DVD/USB

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Hello people,

 

Short story:

A university kid gave me his laptop to re-install everything, I'm not an expert, but I can manage to re-install everything provided I have all required media and a fully working PC/laptop :p . Tried doing it yesterday night but I noticed that the DVD drive is not working on the laptop and the laptop cannot boot from USB devices.

 

Is there anyway I can install windows 7 on the laptop? The guy genuinely needs that laptop for his autocad stuff.

 

Thanks.

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Can you not remove the HDD and put it in to a laptop/computer with working DVD/USB drives?

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Can you not remove the HDD and put it in to a laptop/computer with working DVD/USB drives?

Wouldn't that cause a headache with drivers etc unless the laptop is identical with the student's?

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You may be able to resize the main partition and create a new one to copy the install files onto via network. You can blow away the partition and resize the main one again afterward.

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Wouldn't that cause a headache with drivers etc unless the laptop is identical with the student's?

no, as long as you shut down the computer after the initial install. it doesn't install/set the main drivers till the first boot after install (aka the "getting things ready" portion)

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