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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 without any external device

08 Oct 2010   #11
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Do you have the Win7 installation files folder on your HD?

If not, where does it come from: I386?
Logically, must have.


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08 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

There is no i386 folder since Vista.

But some cache file allows System File Checker to run without prompting for DVD so the ability to reinstall from it may be there somewhere.
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08 Oct 2010   #13
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sorry guys wasn't around so couldn't answer all your questions....
Ok yeah i missed (as was getting late for my class & i reached late by an hour tooo ) that part of adding that this will only work if you have the Window7 setup copied from the Original DVD....will make changes to that...
@ Bill,Ted,Mark & greg the source files for windows 7 is already there in my C drive as i've copied it in it so i don't have to use a DVD/Repair Disc/externall HDD everytime to do so...
@ greg Yes i've the setup file for Win7 on HD & yes one can reinstall his OS by going into SafeMode because for me that was only the possibilty as 3 system files were patched through VistaGlazzzz & then i couldn't login to my Windows...i would say give a try & let me know if this work or no...
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08 Oct 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There's already a similar tutorial on this subject here at Seven Forums at the link below.


Recovery Partition - Create
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08 Oct 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

You can always install Win7 from install files running Setup as Admin.

You only don't have the Drive Tools to format.
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08 Oct 2010   #16
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
There's already a similar tutorial on this subject here at Seven Forums at the link below.


Recovery Partition - Create

Ted wasn't aware of that i got the idea of this from Shawn as i posted the main idea on his tutorial on How to do a clean install. I've made changes now, do you think anything that i'm still missing, please let me so it can be added...Thnx Ted my friend for your guidance & valuable feedback...
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08 Oct 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK, will do mate!
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08 Oct 2010   #18
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can always install Win7 from install files running Setup as Admin.

You only don't have the Drive Tools to format.

You right greg that possibility is there & i that's what have been working for me...
right on the 2nd thought as well ie "You can always install Win7 from install files running Setup as Admin" without the Drive Tools to format. That's the trick over here, that you don't lose your data in C drive or default Windows drive...as i had these folder before & even after the re-installation:
Attachment 103238

This is a good way to recover your OS without losing data from C drive/Default Windows 7 drive or completely formatting it...
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08 Oct 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deepakumar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can always install Win7 from install files running Setup as Admin.

You only don't have the Drive Tools to format.

You right greg that possibility is there & i that's what have been working for me...
right on the 2nd thought as well ie "You can always install Win7 from install files running Setup as Admin" without the Drive Tools to format. That's the trick over here is that you don't lose your data in C drive or default Windows drive...as i had these folder even after the re-installation:
Attachment 103238


What you're actually doing is a repair install.

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
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08 Oct 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Running Setup from extracted files is the same as running the disk or mounted ISO from Windows.

If you choose Custom install it will install to another partition or overwrite itself.

Upgrade is the Repair Install.
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