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Windows 7: install win 7 from hdd


17 Nov 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
install win 7 from hdd

i was visiting a friend when his laptop started to play up so we decided to format it and put a fresh install of his Windows 7 on

for what ever reason i dont know but his laptop would not install his win 7 disk so we decided the hdd had bad sectors or a problem

here is what i did

took his hdd out conected it to my laptop via a usb lead i then formated the drive then placed it back in his laptop still got the same problem

so i made a bootable usb stick (from his disk) formated his drive once again via usb

i then dragged all files from usb stick over to his hdd

placed his drive back into his laptop turned the machine on and got an option to install win 7 from hdd

i did this and installed win 7

rebooted and then had 2 options

1 install win 7 (from hdd)

2 start win 7

so now he is up and going


now i have tried this on my machine the files go to my harddrive with no problems but on boot up i get no option to install from hdd ?

his laptop is a few years old mine is a year old

so does any one know why it works on his sony laptop and not my acer 6920g

both have sata hdd

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17 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello martin123, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look this tutorial at the link below for some ideas be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
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17 Nov 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello martin123, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look this tutorial at the link below for some ideas be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
Worked 100% ty

just one note though

when i did my friends you go to my computer and you can see the drive with win 7 on and the symble for win 7

now following the method in the above link gives the same effect but the partition is hidden

but other than that every thing worked out well for me thank you
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17 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, glad you got it running and thanks for the update.
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 install win 7 from hdd




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