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Windows 7: Running Win7 After Swapping HDD

12 Sep 2009   #21
Antman

 

USB drives - I know of no limitations on recently manufactured thumb drives. Meaning in the last several years. I remember what you are talking about, but that is history.

At the right shop, you can purchase a 3.5 to 2.5 IDE connection converter for about $5. You can connect that to the secondary IDE port on the laptop if you have one.

For about $15 you can get an IDE to USB converter.

Borrow someone's external IDE drive housing. Remove the drive and connect an IDE DVD drive to it.

CraigsList and eBay are a good place to look for used laptop drives under $20. On CraigsList, look for a craptop that someone is trashing - scavenge the drive.

Or, you could duct tape the DVD to the hard drive and use a Vulcan mind meld. Whatever is easiest.


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12 Sep 2009   #22
edsfunsite

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for the info.

I'm headed to Wal-Mart right now to pick up a USB drive, and a self-help guide to Vulcan cultures or something.
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12 Sep 2009   #23
edsfunsite

Windows XP
 
 

Well, I'm a poor mother(SHUT YO MOUTH), so I didn't end up getting a flash drive from Wal-Mart, as they were 12 dollars. So, it looks like I'll end up vlite'ing the 7600 iso I have, and seeing what happens when I get it down to under 2GB, as thats the largest flash drive around here. I'll go ahead and describe the entire process here, in case anyone needs to do the same, even though I'm sure the bases have been covered by many already.
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12 Sep 2009   #25
edsfunsite

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks for those links, they were good reads. Unfortunately I was well on my way to getting vLite to work. Currently its compiling the ISO. Updates commencing.
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12 Sep 2009   #26
edsfunsite

Windows XP
 
 

So, I wrote the image to the flash drive, using the UltraISO method, and when I go to boot from flash drive, it just hangs there, giving me a blinking cursor at the top left of my screen. I've seen it pop up some sort of message, but then it disappears really fast, and gives me the cursor.

I could write a book called, 'Climbing Windows 7 Mountain', and have it detail every roadblock and pitfall that I've fallen into while trying to get Win7 installed. It would be 9003 chapters, and end with my suicide, because I've wanted to kick the **** out of my computer for the past 3 days now, for not working the way I think it should.
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12 Sep 2009   #27
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I let ZLite go on the back burner as my research and research of others are increasing on ways to really making lite versions of 7 stable. As for my tutorial it will work for 7 with no issue...just be reminded that vLite is designed for Windows Vista SP1...Windows Vista SP2 and above are not compatible even though vLite will make a somewhat lite build with Windows 7
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13 Sep 2009   #28
rangerevo8

Windows 10 x64
 
 

wrong post
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13 Sep 2009   #29
Orbital Shark

 
 

Have you tried to copy the contents of you Windows 7 DVD to a folder on your HDD?

This can often highlight read (therefore burn) issues which could contribute to what your experiencing.
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13 Sep 2009   #30
edsfunsite

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Have you tried to copy the contents of you Windows 7 DVD to a folder on your HDD?

This can often highlight read (therefore burn) issues which could contribute to what your experiencing.
Negative. I extracted the files straight from the ISO into vLite.
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