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Windows 7: boot from drives and format

20 Aug 2009   #11

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Check this out.

Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device

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20 Aug 2009   #12

 

Easy.

Navigate to your install files on D.

Run Setup.exe

The setup routine will ask you -
Upgrade - keeps all your files on C (creates windows.old folder)
or
Advanced - wipes out all your files on C (a "clean" install)

The installer will take you to a screen, eventually, where you will choose the C drive as the install location.
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20 Aug 2009   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Maifs, please read this slowly and carefully:

You can not do it like you want to. You have two options now: burn this Windows 7 install folder to a bootable DVD, or install it from hard drive where you now have these installation files and folders.

To do this, first double click the "SETUP" icon in installation folder. (image 1). The Windows 7 installation application opens. Click "INSTALL NOW" (image 2) and follow the instructions Windows Installation gives to you.

Kari

Image 1:

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Image 2:

boot from drives and format-win_install_from_harddrive_2.png

EDIT: Didn't notice Sup3rsprt and Antman already told you how to do this. This is the only way to install Windows from hard drive.


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21 Aug 2009   #14

windows7
 
 

i think i couldn' t explain well.

i am currently using windows7 which is installed in C drive.

now i want to uninstall windows7 from C drive and then again install a fresh new copy of windows7 in same C drive.

i dont have Usb, External Hard Drive and DVD Rom so how can i do this?

kindly tell me , you are getting my point now or not?
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21 Aug 2009   #15

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi maifs, without a USB drive, external hard drive and DVD ROM, it looks kinda impossible to do a clean install. However, as suggested by other members here, if you have all the contents of the Windows 7 DVD, you can double click the setup file and run the installation.

Hope this helps,
Dinesh.
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21 Aug 2009   #16

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maifs View Post
i think i couldn' t explain well.

i am currently using windows7 which is installed in C drive.

now i want to uninstall windows7 from C drive and then again install a fresh new copy of windows7 in same C drive.

i dont have Usb, External Hard Drive and DVD Rom so how can i do this?

kindly tell me , you are getting my point now or not?
Your pic indicates a DVD R/W drive as ( G: ).

You could also boot a Windows 7 "Installation DVD" from there, and install Windows 7.
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21 Aug 2009   #17

windows7
 
 

My DVD ROm doesnt give respond so.........

i know, thanks i thought that perhaps there is something invented now through Windows 7.
now i made a usb bootable of Windows 7.
but i am facing a problem right now.
i have made this one from the web: www.maketecheasier.com
but when i restarted my system go into the bios.
and from bios, go into Advanced CMOS Setup.
and then select First boot device as USB.

now here are some more similar things to USB.
for example:
IDE-0,CD/DVD-0,Intel UNDI,
USB FDD,
USB CDROM,
USB HDD,
USB RMD-FDD,
USB RMD-HDD.


which one should i have to choose.?
i selected USB-FDD but there is an error when i am trying to restart : "a Disk Read-Error Occured, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del"


kindly tell me how to ?
and what sequence of boot devices should be?
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21 Aug 2009   #18

windows7
 
 

anyone can help me please?
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21 Aug 2009   #19

windows7
 
 

what should i have to do?
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21 Aug 2009   #20

 

I seriously do not see the problem here.

Run Setup.exe from where it is. Period.

TGSoldier.
- he has the setup files on D: (HDD)
- wants clean install on C:

Am I missing something?
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