Yesterday I wanted to install W-7 on a desktop, slipped in the proper DVD and after a while, I got a red LED on the device. This machine has no DVD-ROM or Writer.
Tomorrow, I will copy the DVD to a pendrive and try to install from it. Question : Will it ? Will the USB ports be lost in the first few steps of the install ? Is the install coded to look for a DVD device and not else ? This will be fun.
I had an old Thinkpad whose CD went south and I was able to load all that I wanted from a copy to a pendrive, but and a big but, there was an OS already on it, W2K. This attempt tomorrow will be to load an OS !
Taking bets now ! Jean.