One of my friends, Karen has an Asus Eee PC. She told me that she tried dual booting Linux with Windows 7 (via Wubi), and overwrote the master boot record with grub, and wants me to reinstall Windows 7 for her.
I know I could write the contents from the CD to a flash drive, and use the command prompt to make it a bootable install (example - http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/), however my optical drive is undetected, and all I need to do there is get a new one, but I use my 4GB flash drive as a CD for Linux using the "Universal USB Installer" (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/).
Now I'm currently saving my money for a MacBook. So I was wondering as an alternative way instead of getting an external dvd drive; could I use my 16GB flash drive to install Windows 7 for her, and if so how would I accomplish that???
Answer by NickMiller · Apr 12, 2011 at 07:58 PM
For installing Windows 7 from a USB drive I used WinToFlash... It works great! You have to have the .iso on your computer already though. Technically, it's legal to download the .iso as long as you use your OWN and PAYED FOR product key. I don't EVER suggest downloading Software or Operating Systems illegally, so don't think I'm suggesting that.
Answer by RH510 · Apr 12, 2011 at 04:28 PM
I installed win7 onto my netbook using the method mentioned in the link above.
However, you do need at least some kind of access to a computer with a dvd drive. Because you do need copy the win7 files to your flash drive.
Hope this helps