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Windows 7: Install on and boot from Network, possible?

19 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 & XP
Install on and boot from Network, possible?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on network and boot from there?

This will make the computer runs under a diskless situation.

Is there any tutorial or guide available?


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19 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, it is boot from Lan.. but your Lan card has to be able to handle it and usually you can find it in your BIOS, as far as the installation.. i'll be back with that
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19 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


You can access another network computer to run the extracted installer files from your current OS, to install to another partition and sometimes to overwrite the current partition.

Another method to go diskless is to copy the installer's extracted files to a 3gb Primary partition you create by shrinking your current OS, then run the Setup File from there. This should allow you to overwrite the current OS partition.

Best method is to boot a flash stick installer which has the ISO written to it by Win2Flash or UltraISO. This allows you to use the Custom>Drive options to delete, repartition and format the HD - which can only be done from booting the installer.

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