How can I install Windows 7 via an ISO file?

David December 30, 2011
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I have rebuilt a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop and installed a new hard drive. I can’t get an ISO of Windows 7 operating system on the hard drive to install. What can I do?

  1. no clue
    May 7, 2012 at 12:53 am

    can you make a bootable drive from an external hdd instead of a usb?

  2. Anonymous
    December 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

    install Daemon tools and mount it that way you will see if the ISO is Okay or corrupted.

  3. Sonny Bass
    December 30, 2011 at 3:29 am

    The ISO image needs to be written to a DVD using ImageBurn,CDBuurnerXP or similar program. It could also be extracted to a USB drive. Then you can boot from it to install.

    December 30, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Hello, if the ISO file contains the full installation for windows 7, you can burn the ISO to DVD.  Once DVD is burned, you can start your computer from CD/DVD and install your operating system. 

    As another solution you can use the following program to create a bootable USB drive:

    Download the program and once downloaded, run the program by double clicking on .exe file, when program opens, try the following:

    -- connect a usb flashdrive of at least 4GB
    -- start yumy by double clicking on .exe program
    -- it will recognize your USB drive
    -- scroll down untill you reach the other OS/Tools header
    -- click on windows vista/7 installer
    -- click on Browser button and navigate to where your windows 7 ISO file is locate
    -- click on create
    -- once process is finished, disconnect USB drive and connect it to computer where you need system installed
    -- restart computer and make sure to change boot order to USB drive
    -- follow steps to complete installation.

    If for some reason your computer is unable to start from USB let me know.

    • David
      April 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Thanks sooooo much :)

      • FIDELIS
        April 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        Don't mention it.

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