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Windows 7: How to Clean Install Windows with non-bootable Windows CD

04 Oct 2013   #11
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Burn another XP w/SP3 CD ($2 for 5 quality CD's on the wall rack at Walgreens) with ImgBurn at 4x speed, boot it to full-format your partition in the desired space.

If it requires SATA drivers insert them as shown here: SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
Thanks, I know I can burn another CD, when the CDs I ordered arrive, and I know how to load the F6 drivers.

At this point in time, I've become interested in being able to boot from a USB floppy and then changing directories to get to the SATA CD/DVD drive on this Intel DX58SO board.

I think it's just a matter of starting with a good bootable floppy and adding the necessary drivers, and editing the config.sys and autoexec.bat files.

It's been a couple of decades since I've played around with editing DOS commands, so my recollection leaves a bit to be desired. However, I think I'm getting close to a solution, because I have the bootable floppy looking for the CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure I have the correct drivers or the correct syntax in the config.sys and autoexec.bat files yet. It's a trial and error approach. DOS syntax that worked for DOS 6.22 likely won't be entirely correct on a bootable floppy made in Win 7. The config.sys and autoexec.bat files are hidden and you must disable hiding protected files under folder options. Also, both of those files are blank when you open them with an editor.

I may post something on the Intel support community forum to inquire about a driver for the ICH10 six port SATA controller. It may not be able to load under DOS, because I got an error that indicated as such. I didn't know if I had the wrong driver or the wrong syntax.

I don't know that it can or can't be done yet. I suspect it can be done.

Regards


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05 Oct 2013   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3
  2. Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  3. Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  4. Select your USB flash drive
  5. Click Create

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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05 Oct 2013   #13
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
  2. Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  3. Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  4. Select your USB flash drive
  5. Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
That's an interesting utility. I'd like to load my Win XP Pro x64 iso, but I don't see a Win XP installer. Would one of the other or non-Linux based software work with the Win XP iso?

Regards
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05 Oct 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

The last one I heard that worked best is Win2Flash USB video but I read recently they've bundled spyware into the download so be on guard during install for tricky sneaks, run free SUPERAntiSpyware scan afterwards, which is a good practice anyway - just don't let it start with Windows unless you buy it.
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05 Oct 2013   #15
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The last one I heard that worked best is Win2Flash USB video but I read recently they've bundled spyware into the download so be on guard during install for tricky sneaks, run free SUPERAntiSpyware scan afterwards, which is a good practice anyway - just don't let it start with Windows unless you buy it.
My internet security software blocks the web download indicating it's a known troublemaker.

This is what they indicate:

Quote:
As an add-on to your applications, and completely free to you, BrowserSafeguard protects your internet connection from unwanted and malicious activities. This is ad-supported software and you will see offers from some of our partners. You are not required to install any of these additional offers to complete your installation.
I'm not interested in the BrowserSafeguard. I can't tell if you can install the Win2Flash utility without BrowserSafeguard.
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05 Oct 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Are you not able to deselect the crapware during install as must be done with most freeware downloads anyway? You don't need to proceed until you're sure it's unchecked or declined.

This is the thread where I read about Win2Flash being superceded by another app: http://www.komku.org/2013/07/winsetu...l#.UlCDlFIVefw

There are many other options searching create xp flash stick installer - Google Search
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05 Oct 2013   #17
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you not able to deselect the crapware during install as must be done with most freeware downloads anyway? You don't need to proceed until you're sure it's unchecked or declined.

This is the thread where I read about Win2Flash being superceded by another app: WinSetupFromUSB - The Simplest Way to Install Windows XP From USB Flash Drive

There are many other options searching create xp flash stick installer - Google Search

I realized after I posted that I clicked on an ad link by mistake and got the browsersafeguarder download link due to my error. But, I then went to the correct download links and they are all blocked with warnings from my internet security software. So, I don't think I'll download the Win2Flash program.

I'll do the Google search for the "create xp flash stick installer."

Thanks for the info.

Regards
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05 Oct 2013   #18
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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05 Oct 2013   #19
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's very good info. I'm in the process of giving it a try. The process of creating the bootable USB is very slow at transferring the files from the CD to the USB.

Thanks
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05 Oct 2013   #20
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I attempted to do the dual boot install but ran into an issue. When I booted to the USB drive and started the windows install, everything was going normal until Win XP install asked that I load the Windows XP CD. It wouldn't go any further until I did. Then it started reading and installing from the CD instead of the USB flash drive.

Then, everthing was going well until I got an indication that when Win XP was copying files, it couldn't copy the SSA.exe file. I attempted several times, but it wouldn't copy, so I hit the esc key and it skipped that file.

Then, when the system rebooted, for the first reboot it stopped because I still had the floppy from the F6 procedure in the USB floppy drive. I removed that disk and I got an indication that there was a hardware issue.

So, I restarted the system and it started all over again, but this time when I got to the screen to select a partition to install the OS, the system had relettered the partitions.

Originally, I had a system reserve partition that had no drive letter. And my Win 7 system was on a partition labelled C:. I was installing the Win XP program on the partition that was label D: per the tutorial.

Now, after the failed first install attempt, the system reserve is assigned a drive letter C:, the Win 7 partition is assigned a drive letter D: and the program wanted to install XP on the partition labled E: or F:, I can't remember. The install failed again due to what was indicated as hardware issues.

When I then attempted to abort the dual boot install and just start windows 7, the system halted with the same hardware issue.

I suspect the partitions are mislabled as I observed during the second attempt to install Win XP in dual boot mode.

I then booted off my Win 7 CD and Windows wants to do a new install.

Is there a way to go in a change the drive letter partitions when you can't boot?

I think I'll start a new thread, because this is a new issue.

Regards
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