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How to install Windows 7,8 directly from hdd. No dvd, usb

On January, 2015. Posted in Windows, How To

If you have a netbook or computer's desktop which you want to set up Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10 onto, you aren’t able to use the DVD or USB to install Windows for any reason. The solution will help you to boot and setup Windows directly from the HDD without CD/DVD Drive or USB.

What do you need to prepare?

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  • 1. The install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 ISO format

You can download Windows 7 ISO via link here or download Windows 8.1 ISO from Microsoft.

  • 2. You need to move the important files in the C: Drive before performing a new installation on Windows for PC or Laptop.

How to install Windows 7, Windows 8.1 directly from hdd

Step 1: You need to unzip the Windows 8 or 7 ISO on drive D or E. Not Windows System (Normally C Drive).

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Then, move and rename the unzipped folder path: D:\win8 or E:\Win8. In this example, I put the name and select the drive is D:\win8

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Step 2: You need to be interface Command Prompt in Windows Safe Mode to install Windows.

How to access Command Prompt in Window 7

Restart Windows 7 from Laptop or PC, press and hold F8 button on Keyboard.

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Choose Repair Your Computer >> Command Prompt

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How to access Command Prompt in Window 8 or 8.1

At the interface Desktop on Window 8 or 8.1, select the key combination (Windows + R) >> Type: shutdown / o / r >> Enter.

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Then you choose TroubleShoot >> Advanced Option >> Chọn Commend Prompt.

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Step 3: Run the Installation Windows 8.1 directly HDD

After you login to the Command Prompt, you perform the following:

Move the drive that contains the settings you've unpacked: Type D: >> Enter

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Go to Folder of the installer: Type cd win8 >> Enter

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Run setup.exe file to install Windows 8.1: Type setup.exe >> Enter.

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Now, you can make the process of installing Windows 7 or Windows 8 and know. It's simple, right?

Good Luck!