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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 from a hard drive

12 Oct 2010   #1

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Install Windows 7 from a hard drive

Hi, simple question, cna i copy my windows 7 cd (sorry dvd lol) to an internal hard drive and install windows 7 to another internal hard drive without the need for a disc? Windows 7 is the only time I have used physical media for a long time and would prefer to not have to use it. I understand you can store an image of a working system and restore it but what about a clean install?

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12 Oct 2010   #2


There are a few ways to do this...first is using an .iso file and a program like Winrar that will handle .iso files. Second is using a program like VCD virtual clone drive, to mount the .iso. Both ways allow you to open the setup.exe file and continue with installation, without using a burned dvd. And selecting the custom install option will let you choose the partition or drive to install on.
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12 Oct 2010   #3
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Hello Bladeforce.

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if it's a help.

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