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New Build: OS Question

the_runner213
  • 62 months ago

I'm building a new computer from scratch and will not have a optical drive. I've read on the web that you can create a bootable USB thumb drive, but how does the entire process work? Do I purchase a OEM builder's version just to get the key and use it with the USB?

I'm a newb. :/

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The disc can be full retail or OEM.

Exact process varies depending on software being used to create it. Follow the instructions of selected software/guide that you select.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

He is right it depends on software.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I will create a bootable thumb drive and just transfer the license over to my new computer.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't mind my comment. Ill be using this with my build because I'm also not getting an optical drive. just commenting so i can come back later

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite way is probably this: http://www.rmprepusb.com/

Allows you to run multiple bootable OS ISOs from a single drive.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You could buy a USB CD drive couldn't you?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you can "buy" one, but you can make a bootable thumb drive.

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