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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 Without Using Any External Device


16 May 2009   #9
Abhimanyu

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Install Windows 7 Without Using Any External Device

How To Install Windows 7 Without DVD, USB Device, Network or Any Other External Device

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05 Nov 2009   #10
atomsk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
  1. Use a free program like ImgBurn to extract the downloaded ISO to a partition or drive on which you are not going to Install Windows 7.
  2. Make sure you have around 16GB of free space on the partition you wish to install Windows 7.
  3. Go to the folder where the ISO is extracted.
  4. Run Setup.exe and Follow the instructions.
    1. Choose where to install Windows!? (Refer to step 1.)
  5. The installation Runs Like Usual.
  6. If you installed windows on a partition where another version of windows was already installed, Just Delete the Windows.Old folder by using Disk Cleanup.
  7. You have a new build of Windows.
WTF? You run setup.exe from a partition or drive you have no intention of installing Windows 7 on and them BAM, like magic, Windows 7 just installs to the drive/partition you want without ever being told to?

BIG HOLE in instructions...
LMAO...please re-read the instructions

...actually I guess I can help you understand

Extract the ISO to a partition or drive that you don't want to install Windows 7 to (will call this drive D)

Second run the setup.exe from those extracted files on the D drive and choose to install Windows on the drive you want to install to (Will call this C)

The Setup screen actually quite clearly asks you "WHERE DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS!!!!"

If that isn't a clue than I don't know what is...

!!!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Nov 2009   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
  1. Use a free program like ImgBurn to extract the downloaded ISO to a partition or drive on which you are not going to Install Windows 7.
  2. Make sure you have around 16GB of free space on the partition you wish to install Windows 7.
  3. Go to the folder where the ISO is extracted.
  4. Run Setup.exe and Follow the instructions.
    1. Choose where to install Windows!? (Refer to step 1.)
  5. The installation Runs Like Usual.
  6. If you installed windows on a partition where another version of windows was already installed, Just Delete the Windows.Old folder by using Disk Cleanup.
  7. You have a new build of Windows.
WTF? You run setup.exe from a partition or drive you have no intention of installing Windows 7 on and them BAM, like magic, Windows 7 just installs to the drive/partition you want without ever being told to?

BIG HOLE in instructions...
LMAO...please re-read the instructions

...actually I guess I can help you understand

Extract the ISO to a partition or drive that you don't want to install Windows 7 to (will call this drive D)

Second run the setup.exe from those extracted files on the D drive and choose to install Windows on the drive you want to install to (Will call this C)

The Setup screen actually quite clearly asks you "WHERE DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS!!!!"

If that isn't a clue than I don't know what is...

!!!!
????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2009   #12
atomsk

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomsk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
LMAO...please re-read the instructions

...actually I guess I can help you understand

Extract the ISO to a partition or drive that you don't want to install Windows 7 to (will call this drive D)

Second run the setup.exe from those extracted files on the D drive and choose to install Windows on the drive you want to install to (Will call this C)

The Setup screen actually quite clearly asks you "WHERE DO YOU WANT TO INSTALL WINDOWS!!!!"

If that isn't a clue than I don't know what is...

!!!!
????
Touche, sir... Touche.

At any rate once I posted that I realized the answer to my question. A fleeting moment of blondness. However doesn't really help me at all.

Install Windows 7 TO external drive?
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06 Nov 2009   #13
kitji

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

LOL, my instructions are so general sorry for misunderstanding..

1. Create an extra new partition and set it to minimum just for the iso file to fit in.
2. Extract the iso using ImgBurn to the new partition.
3. Go to disk management and right click on the new partition, click on mark as active.
4. Reboot

thats it, you will then be booted on the windows installation then just follow the instructions on how to install it..i think i made it clear..lol
(this is for installing windows from x86 to x64 without any external devices)
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08 Nov 2009   #14
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you Abhimanyu,

Nice tutorial.

For sure some people will use it!

I will be happy to read more tutorials from you ;-)

Best regards,

zx81
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14 Nov 2009   #15
Jazzmagic

Windows XP Professional
 
 

Hey guys I tried using this method.I now have a 40GB IDE that has XP PRO and wanna install 7 on a new SATA I have.So I extract the iso file to my IDE then run the setup.exe.

I selected to install 7 on my SATA.It goes well at 'Copying Windows File',but at 'Expanding Windows file',at 27%,the computer will restart,then it goes back to the setup,then restarts again,then I don't know how,but the setup will fail and it will boot back into my XP Pro!!The error I get is 'Windows 7 installation was not successful.Previous version of Windows was restored,etc.'

What the hell is wrong?Retarded installation setup!!!And you know,when starting the install,the setup will say 'Copying temporary files' right?It takes a bloody long time!!

WHY?!!
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03 Mar 2010   #16
rshamie

Win 7
 
 
Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kitji View Post
LOL, my instructions are so general sorry for misunderstanding..

1. Create an extra new partition and set it to minimum just for the iso file to fit in.
2. Extract the iso using ImgBurn to the new partition.
3. Go to disk management and right click on the new partition, click on mark as active.
4. Reboot

thats it, you will then be booted on the windows installation then just follow the instructions on how to install it..i think i made it clear..lol
(this is for installing windows from x86 to x64 without any external devices)
I just purchased an ultra light laptop that does not have a cd drive. It came installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and I'm trying to upgrade it to Windows 7 Ultimate for which I have an ISO image. I followed the instructions in this post and created a new partition. Then extracted the contents of if the Windows 7 installation ISO to the new partition. When I go into disk managment and right click on the new partition, the "mark as active" option is not an available option. This option only exists on the C drive which is where the current installation resides.

I need a way to boot to the new partion which contains the Windows 7 setup files so that I can upgrade.

Can you help? I dont understand why I dont have that the mark as active option as you described above.
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