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I want to install windows on my new hard drive. I have the install files on my old hard drive, I purchased windows 7 online and have downloaded those files. I can either :

Put the install files onto a USB - but didn't know if I could install windows 7 from a USB to a new blank hard drive.


Install windows to my new hard drive from my old one.

What do you suggest? Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Mokubai, Dave M, Tog, CharlieRB May 16 '13 at 19:07

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I would recommend that you try using the Windows 7 USB Download Tool which allows you to create a bootable flash drive that you can install Windows 7 from.

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