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Windows 7: Install Win7 from Partition on same HDD


25 Mar 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this one to see if it'll do what you want.


Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device

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25 Mar 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

 

I would RMA the machine if under one year warranty, or return it to the store if possible for full refund.

It must be really new if there is such a BIOS lock as the previous ones were easy to get around and never this much of a PITA. HP needs to own this, as it will be deal-killer for new purchases if they don't.

Let their Customer Service (not tech support) know that it's being aired here and we want to know what they plan to do about this besides charge for a new mobo, which is unacceptable and a rip off of the consumer.
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25 Mar 2011   #13

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Once again thanks for all the Advise.

@Bill2
I will try out the HP software you recomended tonight and post feedback. I am hoping this works. looks promising from the writeup.

@ Bare Foot Kid
I had seen the tutorial. I was planning on testing it out this weekend. Another option I have at my disposal is to start an installation on another HP laptop and on first re-boot. Remove the HDD from the other laptop and put it into mine. and let the installation continue as it will boot from the HDD and not the DVD.
I'll post feedback for all to see this weekend.

@ gregrocker
Good idea. I gave up on tech support. I'll try sending Customer Service an e-mail and see what happens.

Thanks again and I'll post feedback here later tonight.
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25 Mar 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes, be sure to post back here with an update.
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26 Mar 2011   #15

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi All,

@ Bill2
Tried out the software but it still asks for a password to make any changes. I tried the procedure as per HP's website. Set the password and then re-booted but still no luck. It asks for a password that does not match the NEW one.

I'll post back later today on the "other laptop install".
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09 Jun 2011   #16

W7U
 
 
No pilot on the plane?

Hey, didn't anybody notice that the subject of this thread is 'Install Windows 7 from Partition on same HDD', and not 'troubleshooting BIOS'!?
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09 Jun 2011   #17
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at this one to see if it'll do what you want.


Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cossyo View Post
Hey, didn't anybody notice that the subject of this thread is 'Install Windows 7 from Partition on same HDD', and not 'troubleshooting BIOS'!?

Hey, didn't anybody you notice that I answered the question the subject of this thread?

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09 Jun 2011   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Why do you need to enter BIOS?
Have a read of the thead.
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10 Jun 2011   #19

Win 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi All,

Sorry for the late reply. Things have been busy at work.
I have successfully used the second laptop trick to complete an installation.

basically I began the installation on another HP laptop.
On first re-boot. I removed the HDD and put it into my laptop and
continued the boot process.
Installation continued without any problems.
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10 Jun 2011   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.
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