Do you want to install Windows 7 on your netbook, but don't have an external DVD drive handy? With this excerpt from Wei-Meng Lee's Windows 7: Up and Running you'll learn how to install Windows 7 using a USB thumb drive.
diskpart.exeapplication to prepare the USB thumb drive. Launch the
diskpart.exeapplication in the command prompt and then issue the following commands (see also Figure 8.38):
list disk select disk
n(where n is your thumb drive) clean create partition primary format fs=fat32 quick active exit
Copy the content of the Windows 7 installation disk onto the USB thumb drive.
Insert the thumb drive into the computer and boot it up using the USB thumb drive.
As the Windows 7 installation takes up well over 2 GB, you would need a USB thumb drive that is at least 4 GB.
Learn more about this topic from Windows 7: Up and Running.
This compact book offers the quickest path for Windows XP and Vista users to get started with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. With Windows 7: Up and Running, you get the essential information you need to upgrade or install the system and configure it to fit your activities, along with a tour of Windows 7's features and built-in applications. Windows 7 is poised to be a big hit among PC users, and with this handy guide, you can be productive with it right away.