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Old Technologies Like Optical Drives Were Holding Apple Back: Phil Schiller

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  1. TheMailMan78

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    I still install OS's via DVD. I guess I should let go.
     
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    Simply move to a thumb drive, faster installs too!:)
     
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    How to copy Win7 from the original DVD to a flash drive then install it from it without errors??
     
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    I can't remember the last time I used my optical drive. I do still need to install and play Gotham City though.
     
  5. TheMailMan78

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    Create an ISO.
     
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    Yes you should. Even a run of the mill USB 2.0 drive installs OSes much, MUCH faster.

    Format your USB drive to FAT32 and use Disk Managment to set it as active.

    The hit Windows Key + R.

    Type: xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f v:

    Instead of d, use the drive letter of the windows install disc.

    Instead of v, use the drive letter of your USB stick.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Or use the Windows 7 usb something tool. Comes from MS and works like a charm.
     

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