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

19 Apr 2011   #1
raclimja

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
Bill2

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

One way would be to use your method- install win7 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 win7 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
raclimja

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One way would be to use your method- install win7 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 win7 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
Bill2

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
raclimja

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
Bill2

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
raclimja

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
Bill2

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

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19 Apr 2011   #9
logicearth

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
raclimja

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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