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    Default Laptop wthout optical drive-how can I install windows 7?

    Hi guys,
    iv recently bought a laptop thats nice and lightweight because it doesn't have an optical drive but it also has windows vista.
    im just wanting to know if there is any way i could install windows 7 onto it with a usb drive and if i can put files off of my hdd onto the flash drive in a bootable format?
    Thanks in advance
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    You could always buy a USB DVD drive.

    http://www.thinkcomputers.org/instal...b-flash-drive/

    That looks like an interesting guide to getting that done.

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    Thanks fuflo thats exactly what i was looking for! much easier and will make my laptop speedy as ever.

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    sorry to be a pain but i know little about laptops.
    iv tried to see which optical drive is installed in the more expensive versions of my laptop (acer aspire 3935) but there is no mention of a model or type so i was wondering if anyone knew if just a slim profile optical drive would work correctly or whether it would need to be specific?

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    Pretty much any external USB drive will do the trick. I've used several for this purpose without a glitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell16688 View Post
    sorry to be a pain but i know little about laptops.
    iv tried to see which optical drive is installed in the more expensive versions of my laptop (acer aspire 3935) but there is no mention of a model or type so i was wondering if anyone knew if just a slim profile optical drive would work correctly or whether it would need to be specific?
    Why not just get something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136184

    Lg make very reliable burners and this one is a great price and a speedy burner. it is external so portable and can be conected to any computer weather a laptop or desktop.

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