Windows 7 DVDs are now lining store shelves. But once you get your hands on a DVD, how do you install the new OS on a computer with no optical drive-like most Netbooks? In this episode of TR Dojo, I show you how to install Windows 7 directly from a USB flash drive.
For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or read Greg Shultz's article, "Configure a USB flash drive to be a Windows 7 installation platform," on which this episode is based.
For more ideas on getting the most from your USB flash drives, check out Greg Shultz's article, "10 cool things you can do with a USB flash drive".
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.