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my cd-rom doesn't work, any other way I can install windows 7?

Hi Experts,

 I have a all-in-one dell studion one. I have vista on it but want to install windows7. I discovered that the cd/dvd rom doesn't work it just makes loud noises. What is another easy way to install windows 7 on here?
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frankbustos
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rindiCommented:
You could use an external USB DVD drive. Or use the following tool to create a bootable USB stick with your Windows 7 DVD:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Since it sounds like the DVD device has gone defective, you could try a USB DVD reader/writer to load the Windows 7 DVD. You will want to check that the USB device is bootable in your computer.

Alternatively ask Dell Support about getting a replacement unit. If you can get one, that would be the surest and easiest way to move forward.

.... Thinkpads_User
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shahzoorCommented:
use this simple tool to install windows via USB
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Instructions are there
its as simple as piece of cake
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nobusCommented:
while Sardu is used as a multiboot USB system, you can install W7 with it (or any other ISO)
http://www.sarducd.it/

if you use this, you'll have a nice tool for later
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McKnifeCommented:
What no one has mentioned yet: you first need an ISO. You need to create it from your win 7 setup DVD using a tool like ISO recorder or a CD burning software.
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frankbustosAuthor Commented:
trired this today, worked great!
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