Windows Install from USB - ISO file

  lagavulin1 16 Jul 12
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I am going to reinstall Win 7 Ultimate from a USB. I have been following your guide but i wanted to ask - I have downloaded my ISO file from Heidos. Its showing as an archive. I think this is normal? To be sure I DON'T need to extract this do I? It will be automatically done by the USB creation and /or install process ? My original disc is German, I want to go straight to English and have never used a procedure like this hence the basic question.

regards Paul

  lotvic 16 Jul 12

This guide? http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3352054/how-install-windows-7-with-usb-flash-drive/

An iso is an image. Just burn the image to the usb as per the instructions.

(No extraction for an iso is involved, that is for compressed, zipped files)

  lotvic 16 Jul 12

You may want to read ClickHere for tips/info on when you start the install from the usb.

  lagavulin1 16 Jul 12

Thanks. Getting this right saves me loading the Sony recovery partition and then the ultimate upgrade in German before adding the UK language pack!!!!!!

  lotvic 16 Jul 12

You may need these instructions then :) you have to install W7 without a key first, then start the proper install.

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