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Windows Install from USB - ISO file


lagavulin1

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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

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lotvic

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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)

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lotvic

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

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lagavulin1

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

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lotvic

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

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