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Installing operating system onto new build

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Rasputin, May 31, 2011.

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    Hi,

    I'm possibly going to be building my own desktop and there was one thing I was still a bit unclear on; how do I put the operating system on there?...

    Now I know, that it would be put on with a CD or DVD but here's the interesting part: I don't have the CD or DVD with Windows 7 on it. Instead I have an ISO file which I downloaded from the msdnaa account provided to me by my university. Could it really be as simple as sticking this ISO onto a DVD and firing it into the new PC?

    Help mucho appreciated :)
     
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145359

    There is an easier way to do it without needing to use the command prompt, it is all done for you in a pretty little GUI. :D

    If you must use a Disc(i.e. you don't have any blank flash drives laying around), then grab IMGBurn and select the option to burn an ISO to a disc. The rest is pretty self explanitor. You can not just burn the RAW ISO file to a disc and boot from it, that won't work. You need a program, like IMGBurn, that will take the ISO and make it into a disc.
     
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