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Ways to load OS

Can we load a OS thru any other ways because my DVD drive is not working

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Easier, maybe, but might not be cheaper. External usb drives are getting way down there.

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External Floppy disk drive or External CD/DVD drive. Might be easier to just replace the internal drive. 

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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If you wan to fresh install, here you can do ::
Try following steps.
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Go to the Boot Priority menu,
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Now Insert your Operating system CD: Vista Ultimate
Restart the PC and when screen says " Press any key to continue"
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Hit enter and let os Load

After complete OS loading, system will restart and again you will see " Press any key to continue"
DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY.

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select new installation, point to the earlier created partition for windows 7 installation
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