Vista Upgrade Disks

Posted on 2009-12-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Quick question. I am working with older computers and upgrading them to Windows 7.
What type of optic drive (minimum) do I need to have running on the computer in order to read and install the disk (ie. CD-R? DVD? CD-RW?etc.)
Question by:vlogg5

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ringw earned 2000 total points
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You need a DVD Read-Drive. Optionally you can put the content of the DVD onto a bootable Flash--USB-Drive (4GB min) and boot from the USB-Stick and boot from it (if your PC Bios supports it).

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Thanks for the extra info.

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