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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 from desktop vs boot from CD

31 Aug 2012   #1
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 
Install Windows 7 from desktop vs boot from CD

What are the advantages when we want to install Windows 7 from desktop or booting from CD?


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31 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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31 Aug 2012   #3
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I mean what's a better way to install Windows 7? Via desktop or boot from CD?
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31 Aug 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I imagine it would probably be faster from the desktop. Ted?

Regards,
Golden
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31 Aug 2012   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I imagine it would probably be faster from the desktop. Ted?

Regards,
Golden

The only downside to those methods they have to be the same bit-rate and they are clean installs.

If the option to boot the install media is available, that would probably be the more reliable method.
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31 Aug 2012   #6
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

From the disk, you can more conveniently wipe the drive and load a fresh install. Otherwise, you wind up with the Windows.old folder.
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31 Aug 2012   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I imagine it would probably be faster from the desktop. Ted?

Regards,
Golden

The only downside to those methods they have to be the same bit-rate and they are clean installs.

If the option to boot the install media is available, that would probably be the more reliable method.
Ted,

Is that the same for installation from a bootable USB? I was always under the impression that installing from USB is quicker than DVD, or is that just an urban myth?
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31 Aug 2012   #8
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I imagine it would probably be faster from the desktop. Ted?

Regards,
Golden

The only downside to those methods they have to be the same bit-rate and they are clean installs.

If the option to boot the install media is available, that would probably be the more reliable method.
Ted,

Is that the same for installation from a bootable USB? I was always under the impression that installing from USB is quicker than DVD, or is that just an urban myth?


USB 3 -> Definitely.
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31 Aug 2012   #9
gregrocker

 
 

Always boot the installer, during Custom install delete all partitions repartition as desired and format - or just click Next and the installer will create and format an install partition for you.

If you want to save certain partitions then delete the target C partition, recreate and format it.

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31 Aug 2012   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ted,

Is that the same for installation from a bootable USB? I was always under the impression that installing from USB is quicker than DVD, or is that just an urban myth?


USB 3 -> Definitely.

Wow, is your nane Ted also?
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