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

09 Mar 2013   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

And that`s what we all told you, but you didn`t want to listen. A clean install is done from a dvd or flash drive. I told you this way back. OMG !!!


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09 Mar 2013   #22
theog

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And that`s what we all told you, but you didn`t want to listen. A clean install is done from a dvd or flash drive. I told you this way back. OMG !!!
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How did you install Windows 7 the first time?
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^ From USB, I didn't have at that time, so I needed to know how to do from the drive.
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Do you have two PC's or two HDD, we can work with?
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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.
As you do not have the gear to set up a bootable partition, you need to use a DVD/USB.
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