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I have a system that is capable of running windows 7 but i can't install it from the DVD.  the bios don't have a usb boot option.  The question is how can i install windows 7.  is there a way i can load dvd driver and run install?
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It will be difficult to do so but it is possible accotding to the info in the link below.

http://m.instructables.com/id/Install-Windows-7-without-USB-or-DVD-without-upgra/
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by:katsumi123
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Try updating your BIOS first. If you have a system that is capable of running windows 7 chances are its also capable of usb booting.
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This is a work around not sure it will help you or no. I did once.
Install windows XP then copy windows7 files to a folder and run windows7 setup from windows XP and install to the same drive of windwsXP i.e. C drive
It will replace windwsXP
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If the PC can boot from Floppy, get yourself a copy of the pLop boot manager (there's a floppy version of it), and create your floppy. After that connect a USB DVD drive to the PC and boot from the floppy. You should then be able redirect boot to USB and start the installation. Only use this method if your USB ports aren't USB1.x (that would be very slow and the installation could take ages):

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html

Another method would be to remove the HD from that PC and connect it to another. Then start the installation there. When that PC then wants to reboot the first time after having done the first part of the installation, turn it off and return the disk back to the original PC, where the installation should continue.
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Go to BIOS and check whether you can see your USB as HDD.
Some motherboard will show USB drive as HDD. if you can see your USB drive make USB drive as your first boot device.
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>>  but i can't install it from the DVD  << any reason why ?  if you have a bad DVD drive - just replace it; it's cheap
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by:bmanmike39
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Thanks!  But i just can't get it to work.
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may i ask : then why did you accept that answer ?  just curious
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That would also interest me. Besides, I suggested moving the HD to another PC and starting the installation that way (as a last resort). I can't imagine how that wouldn't work. It has always worked for me if I couldn't get the OS installed on the actual PC.
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by:bmanmike39
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Because it worked on a newer board unexpectedly but not on the one i wanted to use it for.  It would freeze up ever time.
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I am a bit annoyed on how moderator wants to do with a question which has already been closed.

For this question, I do think that my comment is valid for an answer. There are always countless alernatives but there are assumption and requirements to be met before making a judgement that another comments shall be considered. Anyway, it is the choice of the asker, not other members or the moderator to decide.

It is ok to do what you like, but please think about the feelings of others first before what you want to do.
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i decided nothing, just asked why he accepted your answer - that's all
if i cannot ask that, i must rethink a few things....
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by:rindi
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The Asker just said that he couldn't get it to work, so why would he accept any comment at all? Normal procedure would be to further explain at what points he gets stuck with the comments provided, which could lead to further help which in the end probably would get him to the goal. Or to delete the Question. Besides, looking at your comment again, it really is nothing more than a blind link, and would normally get deleted as they aren't allowed on this site.
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>>   Besides, looking at your comment again, it really is nothing more than a blind link  <<  which one?  i did not post a link...
neither did i ask for points - i only asked a bit of explanation
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I wasn't talking about your comments, nobus, but rather about jackie's, the comment that was selected as the answer.
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oh- sorry rindi - but you should say about who you are commenting, for clarity's sake
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Yes.  it did work.  Just not on the computer i wanted it to work on. So it works but not in all situations.
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