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Windows 7: Looking to install 7 7048 x64 from hard drive


06 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64, XP x64
 
 
Looking to install 7 7048 x64 from hard drive

Hi all, atm i'm using XP x64 edition and looking to install 7, yet i don't have a DVD burner.. could anybody help me install from HDD or is it poss to upgrade??? On my 1st hdd i have 4 partitions, 1 10gig completely clean. My 2nd hdd has 3parts, 1 with 40gig completely clean.. i also have a 2gig SD card. Would be gr8 to get this done..

Thanks in advance.

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06 Mar 2009   #2

 
 

If you have a USB flash drive, you boot the .iso from that.
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06 Mar 2009   #3

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L1QU1D View Post
Hi all, atm i'm using XP x64 edition and looking to install 7, yet i don't have a DVD burner.. could anybody help me install from HDD or is it poss to upgrade??? On my 1st hdd i have 4 partitions, 1 10gig completely clean. My 2nd hdd has 3parts, 1 with 40gig completely clean.. i also have a 2gig SD card. Would be gr8 to get this done..

Thanks in advance.
If the win 7 files are in ISO format simply mount the ISO using something like daemon tools then run it as a virtual disk and in the setup menu point to the drive you want Windows 7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to Windows 7 and your xp install but there are plenty of posts here covering how to do that

N.B. personally I use easybcd to edit my boot ini and it works for me
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06 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64, XP x64
 
 

2gig isn't enough though is it? the iso itself is 3.5gig.. i've found a nice guide for booting a Vista setup from HDD Installing Vista from Hard Disk - Douglas Stockwell's Weblog and since they both use BCD it should match the 7 setup yea?? What about the fact i'm trying to install from a partition located on another hard drive i'm going to install to.. would that cause problems?
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06 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64, XP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
If the win 7 files are in ISO format simply mount the ISO using something like daemon tools then run it as a virtual disk and in the setup menu point to the drive you want Windows 7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to Windows 7 and your xp install but there are plenty of posts here covering how to do that

N.B. personally I use easybcd to edit my boot ini and it works for me
thats perfect, was unclear whether i could do an upgrade and the dual boot should be ok, i usually use ur method anyway thanks kindly!
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07 Mar 2009   #6

Dualboot (Vista Home Premium 32b + Windows 7 Ultimate 32b)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L1QU1D View Post
thats perfect, was unclear whether i could do an upgrade and the dual boot should be ok, i usually use ur method anyway thanks kindly!
How can i do it? I have Vista 32 bit and i would Windows 7 Build 7048, dualboot. I have the iso, but i cant boot :'). How must i do it?
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07 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoyalNoob3 View Post
How can i do it? I have Vista 32 bit and i would Windows 7 Build 7048, dualboot. I have the iso, but i cant boot :'). How must i do it?
From within Windows Vista, mount the iso to a virtual CD ROM drive,using Daemon Tools, UltraISO or something similar.

Then open the new virtual cdrom drive and start setup.exe.

Windows 7 installation will start, and you can choose in which partition to install later on. This way you actually start Windows 7 setup from within Vista, then it reboots and finishes installation giving you a dual boot in the end.
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07 Mar 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
If the win 7 files are in ISO format simply mount the ISO using something like daemon tools then run it as a virtual disk and in the setup menu point to the drive you want Windows 7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to Windows 7 and your xp install but there are plenty of posts here covering how to do that

N.B. personally I use easybcd to edit my boot ini and it works for me
Can you perform a clean install when losing the installer from inside an OS? Because XP to Windows 7 upgrades are a PITA....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L1QU1D View Post
2gig isn't enough though is it? the iso itself is 3.5gig.. i've found a nice guide for booting a Vista setup from HDD Installing Vista from Hard Disk - Douglas Stockwell's Weblog and since they both use BCD it should match the 7 setup yea?? What about the fact i'm trying to install from a partition located on another hard drive i'm going to install to.. would that cause problems?
Yes...and no. Those instructions format the disk - not a good idea if you want ot preserve your existing OS installation and install Windows 7, which is what hte OP seems to want to do.
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07 Mar 2009   #9

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Can you perform a clean install when losing the installer from inside an OS? Because XP to Windows 7 upgrades are a PITA....
it's not an upgrade , you are simply using the OS to run a virtual disk
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