installing Wins 7 from an external DVD/CD Drive?

  rickf 10:26 15 Dec 2010
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I am waiting for my optical drive to arrive but already have an external usb dvd/cr drive. Can I use it to install wins7. I expect it will come out as H, the external but I want it to be the D drive as I would install the internal DVD/CD drive when it arrives. Any help/ suggestions?

  HondaMan 10:49 15 Dec 2010

Shouldn't be a problem installing from an external drive.

Right-click on the my computer icon on your desktop, select "manage" the disk management from where you will be able to assign and change drive letters BUT be careful, it can have unexpected results, like not booting or applications not running if you get it wrong!

  rickf 10:53 15 Dec 2010

THis is going to be a clean install. Just got the barebones bundle w/o OS so can't right click manage to select drive to install it.

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