Is there a benefit to installing Windows 7 from a USB key instead of from a DVD?

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Is there a benefit to installing Windows 7 from a USB key instead of from a DVD?

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lbloom
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Yep. You can "slipstream" an install that includes Windows 7 and service packs.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/145343-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-int...

 

jimlynch
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Here are some instructions on how to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 from a USB drive.

How To: Install Windows 7 Or Windows 8 From USB Drive [Detailed 100% Working Guide]

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-...

"This guide works 100% for Windows 7 and Windows 8 unlike most of the guides out there. I have seen many sites/blogs that have “Install Vista from USB guide” but either with incomplete steps or not working guide. I have also seen some guides that don’t’ use proper commands in this guide. After spending many hours I have come up with this 100% working guide to install Windows 7 and Windows 8 from USB flash drive."

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