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Old 05-07-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question Reinstalling Windows

Im going to be getting a netbook in a few months and it has windows 7 starter which limits some things that you can do on other computers so what im asking how do i go about installing a fresh copy of windows 7 home premium do i just get a external cd rom drive and buy the disk are is there something else i can do if any body has the answer please let me no thanks....

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reinstalling Windows

You can install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. On a separate PC with a DVD drive do the following:

Insert your removable media into a Windows XP or Vista PC and run the following commands from an elevated command prompt.

1. diskpart
2. list disk (find the disk number for the removable media)
3. select disk #
4. clean
5. create partition primary
6. select partition 1
7. active
8. format fs=fat32
9. assign letter=y (or any free drive letter)
10. exit

Once that is complete insert the Windows 7 DVD and run the following command.
xcopy x:\*.* /s/e/f y:\
Where x is the drive letter of the DVD. Once complete boot off the device and install the OS.
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