How to install Windows® 7 without DVD
What are the tips to install Windows® 7 without DVD?
Windows 7 comes preloaded with many features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, two-way firewall and so on. Windows 7 is very light on system resources and simple to use. Windows 7 can be installed on almost all computers. If users do not have an optical drive or the optical drive on the system is not working, Windows 7 can be installed without DVDs. Windows 7 can be installed without DVDs using many means. Firstly a USB bootable flash drive can be created and users would be able to plug in the USB device and then install the OS. Secondly users can connect the system to an external hard disk containing the installation information regarding Windows 7 OS and the install the Windows 7 OS. For both these methods users would have to create a virtual drive on the system and then mount the image of the DVD and carry out the installation. Users can also extract the ISO files from the external source such as USB or hard disk using software such as Nero, MagicISO, WinZip and then carry out the installation. In addition to this, network installation of Windows 7 is also possible. Microsoft Windows Deployment Service (WDS) can be used to install Windows 7 on a computer with network connectivity. The WDS provides system administrators a way to force clients to install operating systems and upgrades. The WDS VHD Native Boot can be used to deploy Windows 7-based VHD file to a separate computer and users would be able to boot from it.
Following details mentioned gives users more information regarding tips for installing Windows 7 without DVD:
- Install freeze
- Set-up termination
- Error message
When installing Windows 7 from sources other than the original DVD of the OS, users might face installation freeze issues. Installation freeze issues would prompt users to forcefully restart the system by pressing the power button and this would result in the incomplete installation of the Windows 7 OS. Such problems might be because of malware or errors in the installation source. Removing the malware and adding the boot information again using a secondary system would solve the problems and get the OS installed.
Some users might face setup termination issues when installing Windows 7 using sources other than the DVD. Set-up termination usually occurs without warning and even if users try to install the OS again with the same source, the issue might come up. This problem usually comes up because of errors within the storage driver that forces the installation to end abruptly. Like in the set-up freeze issue, even this problem would have to be solved by checking the boot information using a secondary computer and replacing it with a good copy of Windows OS.
Some users installing Windows 7 using sources other than the DVD might get error messages. These error messages would usually intimate that the installation cannot be completed. Such problems come up if some of the system files essential for the set-up are missing from the system or the installation source is not legitimate. Replacing the boot information with a genuine Windows 7 OS copy would solve such issues.
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