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Windows 7: Can Windows 7 be installed without using a disc?

11 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can Windows 7 be installed without using a disc?

Hey,

Well upgrading wise I used Poweriso to mount the image then upgraded like that, however is it possible to do a clean installation using something similar without using a disc? or do I have to use a disc?

cheers! sorry if its been asked before!

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11 Jun 2009   #2

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

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11 Jun 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigBro10 View Post
Hey,

Well upgrading wise I used Poweriso to mount the image then upgraded like that, however is it possible to do a clean installation using something similar without using a disc? or do I have to use a disc?

cheers! sorry if its been asked before!
Hello BigBro10,

You sure can:

USB KEY: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

VHD file: Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

or

Boot from a VHD using Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit 7600 OEM
 
 

or even boot into Windows PE Environment from USB KEY >>> Run from Network SHARE: LOL...

OR:

Use ImageX to apply a syspreped image -
Copy the Install .wim out of the sources folder to the dsktop

Where 1 denote which image inside the wim to apply.... use imageX /info to check wim.
\imagex.exe /apply install.wim 1 d:

then edit the bcd store to point to your new install......



Logon to the microsoft Technet as there are loads of VIDEO tutorials as well.

there are so many ways with the new windows 7 <<<< you are Spoilt for choice <<< best to go with the most simple (use the dvd) or install on vpc and sysprep??? and attach vhd .... too many!
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29 Jul 2009   #5

Windos 7 FtW
 
 

Just get somthng to open the iso file pull them to ur ipod / thumb driver click install. works like a charm for me.
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29 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM x86
 
 

Or just use Daemon Tools / Poweriso and install from there. (no need to boot, no need to do anything). :P
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29 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

or just extract the file from the iso with winrar and run them from the OS you wanna replace with windows 7?
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29 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM x86
 
 

Exactly. That's what i did but i think there is a problem.

Because my other windows was windows xp from which i installed Windows 7 with daemon tools now i have a problem.

bootmgr folder is missing from C:/ because (i think, it's my opinion) that when i installed Windows 7 from windows xp with daemon tools, the partition wasn't formated and the old windows was moved in windows.old so there is no bootmgr...or maybe it's just me.

Correct me if i'm wrong.
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29 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 64-bit 7600 OEM
 
 

All those Bad install type Do create Errors...

The Ipod Way Is also a GoodWay....Posibly LOL, Can the Ipod Stand up to the FIle transfer process?... working simular to a USB INSTALL... How does it effect BATERY POWER CONSUMTION?

Windows install like to mount the boot.wim (Replacing/Old BCD)And Apply the Install.wim -1Win7 image To the Harddrive Chosen.... after this the install is all off the harddrive...

PS: an operating system install Is supposed to be done from the LOWEST LEVEL Available.... Installing windows from within windows is always bound for problems.... this is 2009 NOT 1998.

USB DEVICE (even ipod): USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

VHD file: Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

Windows PE Environment from USB KEY >>> Run from Network SHARE:

OR:

Use ImageX to apply a syspreped image -
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2009   #10

Windos 7 FtW
 
 

my 60g ipod runs its perfect i have windows 7 installed on all 4 of my pcs -.- never had a problem
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