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Connect the new hard drvive as slave and old one as master(by jumper settings) then boot the pc, after that your can format the new hard drive

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How can I install my hard drive without the cd?


HI jamarrfinney

If you only want to install on your hard drive as backup, cd is not needed. just set the hard disk jumper to slave for IDE hard disk. If you are using SATA hard disk, no need to set jumpers, just insert the cable and then set the bios setup hard disk as a second hard drive (if necessary)

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Incase, you have a portable hard disk or a pen drive - do the following : 1. Get WinRar (www.rarlabs.com) and install the software on your machine. WinRar is similar to winzip but supports many other formats including .iso. 2. Extract the .iso of Win7 to your pen drive / portable hard disk. Place the extracted files into the root of the drive - your other data can be put into folders. 3. Restart your laptop and hold F9 / F2 to enter into boot-menu which gives you a choice to load from. Here select your pen-drive / portable hard disk - usually a USB device.
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if you want to format other than c drive, open my computer, right click on drive you want format and click on format.
if you want to format c: drive then you need a bootable cd/dvd and boot from that disk, installation will start, during installation format option will be appears.
hope it helps
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