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Transferring Win 7 from laptop to external

I have a DVD drive on my laptop and and external passport storage installed. I want to transfer the Win 7 program from the DVD to the external drive to install it on my PC which has a DVD player only. I can't install the Win 7 on my PC from the DVD player.

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  • Eileen Velez Apr 22, 2014

    It actually worked. Only my external NIC card is not being recognized. I am doing the easy files transfer now and hope that helps. I may need to get a new external nic,

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    Axiom Media Support Apr 22, 2014

    Well you CAN do it, but as you've discovered the device drivers are not the same. IT DOES HOWEVER VIOLATE YOUR WINDOWS LICENSE....WHAT YOU DID IS ILLEGAL.

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    i fully agree with Tallon41

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You cant do that. The only thing I have seen and tried is to create an image of Windows 7 on a thumb drive, and it was not an easy task.
I suggest to get an external DVD drive, plug it into the PC and install. . . . . . . . Hey wait a minute!, I just noticed "my PC has a DVD player only". if its a DVD player and not a CD player, it will read the Windows 7 DVD, you may have to change the Boot Priority setting for the PC to boot from DVD before booting from the hard drive.

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Migrating XP to Windows 7 (Using your Network)


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2- IN XP , Open up the and start the Windows Easy Transfer DVD, and look or browse for SupportMigwiz. if you have downloaded this simply select Start> All Program> Windows Easy Transfer for Win 7, it will load automatically. Simply read the screen for additional info and click Next
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4- Click This is my OLD COMPUTER, Still in XP Windows Easy Transfer will then generate a password for the transferring process, because in order to transfer files through the network you will be required to enter a password (record the KEY)

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The final screen will then show up indicating the process is complete. Confirm to see if the file you have chosen was actually transferred, then close all window, including the Easy Transfer Windows.

Restart your computer, please. Congratulations!

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