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 no dvd drive so how do i get an OS in there? 
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Post no dvd drive so how do i get an OS in there?
Suppose I wanted to put XP or linux on it - I've got those on DVDs, so how can I get them in there?


Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:55 pm
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Post Re: no dvd drive so how do i get an OS in there?
You can purchase an external bootable USB DVD drive for $25-30 from many places. But even easier is to create a bootable USB flash drive from your existing DVDs. You'll need access to another machine that can read your DVDs. The process it to first create an ISO image of your DVD on a hard drive and then create a bootable USB from the ISO image you just created.

There are many tools to do this. Here are two "portable" tools that don't necessarily require installation on your work machine.

http://infrarecorder.org
http://rufus.akeo.ie

(Search for "DVD to ISO" and "ISO to USB" for others or for more information.)


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