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Windows 7 fresh reinstall
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March 17, 2018 - 11:44 am
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How can I do a "fresh Windows 7 install" if the DVD optical drive is not working? The drive door still opens and closes and the status light blinks as though it's reading whatever disk I put in there, but then it just stops recognizing it. (no DVD icon).
I have the windows 7 disk that came with the PC, but if the dvd drive cannot be used to load the disk is there another way for a "reinstall"?

Richard Pedersen
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March 17, 2018 - 1:40 pm
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Hi Myles,

Download a Windows 7 ISO file and create a bootable USB drive with a utility called Rufus.

You can find the ISOs at the Microsoft website.

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