So you have a crappy laptop with no cd drive and you need to install Windows 7:

so here is what you need to do:

– get a 4 gb usb stick (at least 4 gb)
– get a working windows 7 dvd

OK. format the usb stick:

run command prompt as administrator.

format the stick: (hit enter after each command)

[cc lang=”dos”]
diskpart
list disk
select disk 1 (or you’re usb disk number)
clean
format fs=NTFS quick
assign
exit[/cc]

type the following and hit enter after each command
[cc lang=”dos”]
diskpart
list disk[/cc]

note down the usb disk number. be overcareful with diskpart.

type the following and hit enter after each command

[cc lang=”dos”]
select disk 1
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active[/cc]

OK. now you have a clean usb stick 🙂

Insert the dvd in the optical driver or mount it with demon tools or whatever and open a command prompt

type the following and press enter:

[cc lang=”dos”]
g: (or the letter for your dvd drive)
cd g:boot
bootsect /nt60 H: (h: is the letter for your usb drive)[/cc]

Now copy all the files from the DVD to the usb drive.

Change the bios settings on the machine you want to install windows to boot from usb and lift off. 🙂