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Short on time with only a 700MB DVD-R on hand.Install lightweight linu


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I got a new laptop for christmas  :spoton:, and someone broke the windows 7 CD. The real problem, however, is that I have to leave for a trip in two days, and I'd want to set it up so I can bring it with me. So I looked up ways to make a disc myself,got the ISO from microsoft and tried making two USB's bootable with it using https://www.microsof...d-download-tool. I couldn't get any of them to boot.(Yes, I did switch off Safeboot in BIOS and turned on CMS, but with no avail :bashhead:  ). Now, what I want to ask is if I could burn a lightweight version of linux on a 700MB CD-R and get windows from there, how I could do it, and if it has any downsides, Thank you in advance!  :happy:


Edited by resu, 25 December 2015 - 12:16 PM.

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Sorry, meant CD-R


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:welcome:   resu,

 

I got a new laptop for christmas   :spoton:, and someone broke the windows 7 CD.

 

 

Was there no OS already installed.

 

 

I couldn't get any of them to boot.(Yes, I did switch off Safeboot in BIOS and turned on CMS, but with no avail 

 

 

Did you change the boot sequence in the BIOS to USB device first and HDD second.

 

When burning a Windows 7 ISO to disk the DVD RW type is required as CD R cannot handle the video content.

 

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Try downloading an ISO again but this time use Rufus which you can download from here


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