How can I install Windows Vista if my CD/DVD drive is not working?

by on January 30, 2013

Q: my laptop would not communicate with my router but the router was connecting to other devices.

The problem was with vista. After removing vista I found that the DVD-CD device was not working. How do I reinstall Vista without a CD?


One Response to “How can I install Windows Vista if my CD/DVD drive is not working?”
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    If you have a USB thumb drive you can install from that or if you have an external CD drive you can try using that as well.

    To use a thumb drive you will need access to another computer. If you follow the instructions on the linked page you should be able to load from a thumb drive.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/181538-usb-bootable-vista-installation-flash-thumb-drive.html