Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker
Google gets lots of hits for this: install windows 7 via pxe boot
Is there some reason you want to do it this way instead of from a DVD or USB flash drive or is it just the challenge of it (which I understand and am highly susceptible to)?
I'm trying this because I'm all out of blank dvds and the only usb media i have that is large enough is my androids sdcard. I'm not going to try with my android and I just wanted to see if I can pull this off without having to buy more dvds. So basically, yeah, i just want to see if I can do it.
I did find a guide
that seemed helpful and made it seemingly easy, but the package it linked me to download came with a boot\pxeboot.com file that complained as follows when I tried to run setup.exe:
"this version of z:\setup.exe is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. check your computer's system information to see whether you need a x86 or x64 version of the program and then contact the software publisher."
i'm trying to install x64 so obviously the boot\pxeboot.com file from the guide is from an i386 build.
So, i'm just going to build my own winpe image.
An added challenge is significantly limited internet usage.
I live out in the middle of nowhere. the only internet access I have is my androids wifi hotspot connection and I have a 5gb/month cap so downloading of multiple large files is something i try to avoid.
I was hoping that I would find I could just tell a tftp server to dish out an ISO to boot for pxe but it doesn't seem so.