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Windows 7: use different pc to install onto hdd

09 Jan 2010   #1
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
use different pc to install onto hdd

am i ok to install win7 onto a HDD using my pc then moving that HDD to a different pc? will the hardware difference be a problem?


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09 Jan 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Not to mention hardware drivers, chipset drivers, BIOS drivers ... the list goes on and on... in short, dont do it...
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09 Jan 2010   #3
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

lol ok thanks Tews, looks like i'll have to find a spare dvd drive then
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09 Jan 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thats the ticket
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09 Jan 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is a way! Very easy in fact.
Install-WindowsImage PowerShell Script - Home Download the documentation!

Install the second HDD, you will need to get install.wim off of the Windows 7 DVD. Then by using the above script...
Code:
.\Install-WindowsImage.ps1 -WIM [location of install.wim] -Apply -Index [location of image in wim] -Destination [second hdd]
There is more to it then just that....but just an overview for now.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

After going through all of that its just as easy to do a straight install isnt it?
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09 Jan 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
After going through all of that its just as easy to do a straight install isnt it?
Probably, still possible nonetheless is all I wanted to point out.
I myself have used this method for setting up VHD for native booting and VMs, as well as creating dual-boot environments on a system. Couple of commands in powershell and you have a full install of Windows in minutes.
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