Most netbooks don’t include an integrated optical drive for CDs or DVDs. That’s done to keep the price down and simply because there isn’t much space for the drive. That makes for a challenging install problem with a new operating system. Microsoft recognizes this and created a solution —through its online store, netbook owners can purchase a downloadable copy of Windows 7 in .iso format.
But that’s only half the battle because you still have to get the bits installed. That’s where the WUDT comes in.
You know, the WUDT — Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool! Using WUDT, you can make either a DVD of the installation or create a bootable USB install for Windows 7. Don’t forget that you might have to go into your BIOS to modify your booting order, otherwise your netbook could start up from the hard drive.
A few other points to think about: