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

06 Mar 2009   #1
L1QU1D

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
smarteyeball

 
 

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

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 win7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to win7 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
L1QU1D

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
L1QU1D

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 win7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to win7 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
RoyalNoob3

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
limneos

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
johngalt

 

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 win7 installed to ,

or unpack the ISO and just run the exe ,

the issue will be getting the dual boot to give you access to win7 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 W7 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 W7, which is what hte OP seems to want to do.
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07 Mar 2009   #9
ickymay

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 W7 upgrades are a PITA....
it's not an upgrade , you are simply using the OS to run a virtual disk
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