To install Windows 7 on a Netbook without DVD drive, a bootable USB stick with Windows 7 is needed as installation media. The following FAQ describes the steps to create such a USB stick.

1) Create a ISO image of your Windows 7 DVD. If you have already a .iso file e.g. when you downlodaed Windows 7 from the Microsoft online store, then proceed with step 2. Otherwise we create the Iso file now. I will use the small freeware program called LC Iso Creator from Lucersoft.

Download the http://www.lucersoft.com/files/free/LCISOCreator.zip file that conatains the LC ISO Creator software and unpack it. Then double click on the LCISOCreator application, select your DVD drive that contains the Windows 7 DVD and select a place were the .iso file shall be stored.

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2) Now download the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" from the microsoft website and install it. This tool will copy the .iso imago on a USB stick and prepares the usb stick as installation media.

Click on "Start" and then on "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool" which is listed in the Section "All Programs".

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Select the ISO image in the source file box and click on next.

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Click on "USB Device".

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Select your USB stick in the dropdown list and click on "Begin Copying".

How to install Windows 7 on a Netbook without DVD drive
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