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Windows 7: How to boot the setup of Windows 7 from another drive/partition?

07 Mar 2013   #11

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

^ No, I didn't get it from your posts how to install from D other than copying the setup files from the disk there (since I didnt even see to boot from drive D when restarting laptop to enter Boot Menu) and I didn't get an answer whether the procedure may damage applications and files that I have on D drive but since I already did it with a USB, you can close the thread. Solved. (thanks anyway..)

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07 Mar 2013   #12
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Was this not clear enough?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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To do what you want, use 7Zip or Power ISO to extract the ISO files to D, then run Setup to overwrite C. If you're able to choose C as the target location during install, it should work. If not you risk your files on D so do it correctly with a disk.
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07 Mar 2013   #13

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How did you install Windows 7 the first time?
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08 Mar 2013   #14

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

^ From USB, I didn't have at that time, so I needed to know how to do from the drive.

@gregrocker
I didn't want to overwrite C and create an old folder from Windows... I wanted to format C and do a clean installation on it (installation to formated C drive while using the setup files from D), not overwrite. That is, start Windows setup from D: drive from the Boot Menu F10 as if I am starting it from a USB stick.

And when pressing F10 menu to boot to bring up the boot menu I didn't see D: . That's why it's good I found someone's USB, I had to do it asap and if I had to wait for a proper response how to do it from D: (imagine drive D of the same Hard Drive instead of USB stick or DVD), sheehs we would be still talking here.
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08 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

emtr I would recommend using a little politeness when posting to and about other members. You were given the proper way to do the given task and you decided to choose another one. I'm glad it worked out for you. Sometimes the way a question is asked is not understood to it's fullness and their for a little patients would of been wise by the person asking for the help.
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08 Mar 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Emtr

If the issue has been solved can you mark this thread as solved please ?
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08 Mar 2013   #17

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
emtr I would recommend using a little politeness when posting to and about other members. You were given the proper way to do the given task and you decided to choose another one. I'm glad it worked out for you. Sometimes the way a question is asked is not understood to it's fullness and their for a little patients would of been wise by the person asking for the help.
What am I posting about other members? I got rather indirect and guessing answers, not some absolute yes or not. And I still didn't get an answer about what should I see on Booting Menu as just placing the Setup files on drive D: does nothing and in the boot menu where I can select Boot from USB I do not see what would make me select D: drive.

Also did I get an answer if this may damage the other files and apps I have on such drive? Again didn't get an answer. Yes I've done it, placing files on D:, so what?

if you check the link I posted the guy there explains making D to be recognized as bootable with some command prompt command but it didn't work for me. So did I get some concrete answer? No, just paste the setup files and that's it?

My remarks are more that meaningful... I guess I will seek some more concrete answer somehwere else but sure I will use whatever I can get from the answers here... thanks.
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08 Mar 2013   #18
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Excuse me, no one was guessing. We told you what you wanted to do is not possible, or only possible using extremely involved and complicated workarounds we don't support here so others are not confused.

I specifically told you how to do what you want simply and easily. It wouldn't have been a formatted Clean Install but it would have worked and performed fine. This is the top site on the web for reinstalls so we know how to judge.

If you want a Clean Reinstall then you need bootable media. When someone is too lazy to go down to the corner store to buy $2 DVD's or order a $5 flash stick with free shipping from buy.com, we don't consider that a reason to work around the proper way to install from boot.
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08 Mar 2013   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
How did you install Windows 7 the first time?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emtr View Post
^ From USB, I didn't have at that time, so I needed to know how to do from the drive.
NEXT

Do you have two PC's or two HDD, we can work with?
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09 Mar 2013   #20

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so in other words, clean installation from another drive of the same HDD (no 2 HDDs to answer the above) cannot be performed, the only way would be installation over the old OS, which would put it in some Windows-old folder. And an installation with wiping drive C can only be done from USB or DVD/BD whatever. That's what I wanted to know, though it wasn't very clear for two pages and could have got this saving all the posts. Thanks.. you can close the thread.
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