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Ok so I have an eeepc 701 with XP on it right now and I would like to install Win7 on it but I don't have an external DVD-ROM drive but I do own a bunch of flash drives, and an external 250gb Western Digital HDD. So how do I put Windows 7 on it with out the DVD-ROM drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

-LinuxOne

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Ok so I have an eeepc 701 with XP on it right now and I would like to install Win7 on it but I don't have an external DVD-ROM drive but I do own a bunch of flash drives, and an external 250gb Western Digital HDD. So how do I put Windows 7 on it with out the DVD-ROM drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

-LinuxOne

ISO copied to Bootable USB Thumbdrive or SDHC media.

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Umm, I'm kinda a n00b at making a USB flash drive bootable, how do you do hat, I've tried getting the HP utility but they didn't have it any more...

I have a copy if you need it: http://www.twistedpairrecords.com/digip/HP_USB_BootKey.exe

I wonder if Unetbootin would work in this case?

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You're gonna be needing to vLite that, 4GB isn't quite enough for a Windows 7 install. I've installed Windows 7 on a 701 though and it works nicely, all except the lack of Glass (there's no Vista driver for the graphics chipset).

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention, providing the USB stick is already bootable (use HP USB Format tool), you can just copy the contents of the ISO to the drive and it will magically boot.

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You're gonna be needing to vLite that, 4GB isn't quite enough for a Windows 7 install. I've installed Windows 7 on a 701 though and it works nicely, all except the lack of Glass (there's no Vista driver for the graphics chipset).

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention, providing the USB stick is already bootable (use HP USB Format tool), you can just copy the contents of the ISO to the drive and it will magically boot.

Will that work for XP as well using the HP USB tool? I've tried using unetbootin for an xp iso, but it wouldn't boot.

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Will that work for XP as well using the HP USB tool? I've tried using unetbootin for an xp iso, but it wouldn't boot.

Use something like, USB Multiboot 10 instead.

It's enhanced for XP.

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Ok so I have an eeepc 701 with XP on it right now and I would like to install Win7 on it but I don't have an external DVD-ROM drive but I do own a bunch of flash drives, and an external 250gb Western Digital HDD. So how do I put Windows 7 on it with out the DVD-ROM drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

-LinuxOne

Get something like virtural clonedrive and mount the .iso. Create a separate partition for Win 7 and than install to that partition. You need at least 10gbs for it.

If an entry wasn't added to the bootloader for Windows 7 upon reboot, download EasyBCD from neosmart.net to add one. It will be a "Vista"entry you're adding, pointing to Win 7's partition.

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