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Windows 7: HELP ASAP!!! installing windows 7 without dvd or usb


19 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
HELP ASAP!!! installing windows 7 without dvd or usb

please help me fast

i have two hard drive 320gb and 500gb and currently my operating system(windows 7 x64) is installed on the 320gb



i have no dvd or usb and i need to make a clean windows 7 install on the 500gb



but the problem is if i launch the windows 7 setup using virtual drive software on the 320gb and select to install windows 7 on the 500gb,


if i remove my 320gb the boot menu is gone and wont detect my 500gb and it seems like the boot stuff is on the 320gb


i want to be able to run the windows 7 setup on the 500gb hard drive independently without the 320gb because i need to give that hard drive to someone



i tried this method but it wont detect my 500gb
Install Windows 7 Or Windows 8 From USB Drive/Pen Drive


i made 3 partitions on my 500gb (50gb, 50gb and 400gb) and i want to install windows 7 on 50gb partition


i have no files on my 500gb


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19 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

One way would be to use your method- install Windows 7 on the desired partition using the virtual drive software on the 320 gig hard drive, after install is complete discoonect the 320 gig hard drive, then boot from the Windows 7 install dvd and run a startup repair on the 500 gig hard drive. Reboot.

Windows 7 Startup Repair - How To Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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19 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One way would be to use your method- install Windows 7 on the desired partition using the virtual drive software on the 320 gig hard drive, after install is complete discoonect the 320 gig hard drive, then boot from the Windows 7 install dvd and run a startup repair on the 500 gig hard drive. Reboot.

Windows 7 Startup Repair - How To Perform a Startup Repair in Windows 7
the problem is if i remove my 320gb, my 500gb wont boot by itself and the boot menu is gone

i think all the boot stuff is stored on the 320gb
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19 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, the boot stuff is located on the 320 gig thats why the 500 gig doesnt boot on its own. Running a startup repair after disconnecting the 320 gig drive creates the boot files on the 500 gig. Use this tutorial.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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19 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Yes, the boot stuff is located on the 320 gig thats why the 500 gig doesnt boot on its own. Running a startup repair after disconnecting the 320 gig drive creates the boot files on the 500 gig.
how am i supposed to do this??? >_<


after i disconnect my 320gb, it wont boot any more
i am only greeted with the message "please insert bootable stuff"
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19 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well, if you mean you only have an iso, you need to get hold of a blank dvd or usb drive.
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19 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Well, if you mean you only have an iso, you need to get hold of a blank dvd or usb drive.
pfffffffffffffffffff


i have no dvd drive

i have a usb drive but it is only 4GB (about 3.5GB) and i tried using the official windows 7 usb installer but it would refuse to choose my usb because he want atleast a minimum of 4GB of available space


is there any way i can create the 500gb bootable?
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19 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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19 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use: Install-WindowsImage PowerShell Script - Home
Making it boot able is another matter.
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19 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

wtf this is getting very complex and i am no programmer to decipher this kind of stuff -.-


i like the idea on copying the bootable stuff on 320gb to 500gb but NOT MOVING it because the operating system and programs on it is still needed


i like this idea Switching my Windows 7 Boot Disk from D to C with BCDBoot rather than BCDEdit - Scott Hanselman

but according to that article, his boot is on C: and his system is on D:


what i need is to make my 500gb boot not system and not compromising my 320gb

is this still possible -.- ???
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