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Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive

My wife has a Neo netbook with a manufacturer installed Windows 7 OS.

Is it possible to reinstall the OS without an optical drive, perhaps with a USB memory and the license code on the Windows sticker?

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marked as duplicate by Paul, Simon Sheehan, slhck, 8088, BBlake Nov 5 '11 at 15:52

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Similar to what Paul suggests, but I just saw that you don't seem to have an installation file as well? –  slhck Nov 5 '11 at 14:38
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Use the .iso file sold from the Windows website. If you take this route, it may cost a few bucks, but you can use WUDT to create a bootable USB drive, and then you are solid if you ever need to do it again.

Just be careful to modify your boot order in BIOS.

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