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Windows 7: What's the next generation install media?

03 Aug 2009   #111
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
That's incorrect.

No motherboard BIOS I know of, laptop or desktop, will install an O/S on a drive via the Internet. A PC needs software to load network drivers, protocols, and DNS or IP configuration. With a brand new hard drive, there is no partition, and hence no way of installing an OS without booting to physical media.

Now if your system already has an operating system installed, that might be a different story.
Actually, it might be able to be done with an Intel V-Pro board.
You may not be ale to install of the net, but you could manage to setup a V-Pro system remotely from a networked device. I would have to research it more, but I think it could be done. with a bit of finagling. Of course I could be wrong. However, there is a DOS downloader (don't ask me more than that about it) that might be able to be used.

There is now a Core2 V-Pro Tech Processor, so, I wouldn't say it can't be done.


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04 Aug 2009   #112
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
That's incorrect..
Your Correct.

I meant to say download from the internet then install from other partition, external, thumb drive, DVD.
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04 Aug 2009   #113
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Your Correct.

I meant to say download from the internet then install from other partition, external, thumb drive, DVD.
Ah, I see what you mean.
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04 Aug 2009   #114
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Actually, it might be able to be done with an Intel V-Pro board.
You may not be ale to install of the net, but you could manage to setup a V-Pro system remotely from a networked device.
That's the catch: off a network that is configured to push out images/installs/etc. It's a business tool, but it can be done with any network card that can boot from a network, not just this V-Pro product.

Intel® vPro™ Technology for Notebook and Desktop PCs

In short, it can't grab an O/S over the Internet and it's not for consumers (which is the focus of this thread).
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