Introduction: How to Install Windows 7 or Vista on Your Pc If You Only Have a CD-RW Drive and Bios Not Boot From USB

In this instructable i show you how to... *sigh* just look at the title...

You will need:
External DVD drive
Windows 7/Vista install DVD and serial
Windows XP install CD and serial

Step 1: Install Windows XP

Install Windows XP as normal, but save time and do not care about any of the other settings, just enter serial, create account, setup wifi/wired, activate, and go on to the next step.

Step 2: Install Windows 7 or Vista From Within XP

Hook up your external DVD drive and insert your Windows 7 or vista disk, and see installer come up.

Step 3: Almost Done

Set up windows. Now you can care about all the other settings, and install your drivers.

Step 4: Done!

Ok you're done.
Bye thank you whatever.


clumy (author)2016-06-12

A few days ago, i got a windows 7 key from one page: . After i use the key. Key not only work but it is genuine. Hope also can help you.

Soksume (author)2011-12-28

The title says "How to install Windows 7 or Vista on your pc if you only have a CD-RW drive and bios not boot from USB" so wouldn't it stand that you don't have an external dvd drive?

thegeeke (author)Soksume2011-12-29


And I don't get why you would want to install XP first, unless you are dual booting!