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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device

20 Jun 2013   #100
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Didn't knew that this was possible at all, nice trick, thanks!
Quick question, is it possible to use this method to install a second instance of Windows within the same partition as the existing one? Or when deploying the image it overwrites everything previously on the target drive? Otherwise, I would have to continue doing so with the normal installer.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trembuzz View Post
This looks interesting. I'd like to create a dual boot with Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 capable of accessing files on an external HDD from both OS's. The original files (video of various formats) were created with Vista. I can take ownership within Windows 7 but this will mean ownership issues every time I switch OS's. I'm not a "novice" but can't think of a work around for this to work sans the ownership issues.

Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated.
You may give ownership and permissions to a built-in security entity, like the administrators group or the "everyone" group. Those have standard, predefined SIDs shared among every Windows instance and will be recognized right away, without needing both systems steal permissions from each other every time.
Cool! I didn't know how to do this before. I haven't partitioned and installed Windows 7 yet but if I can get this idea to work I'll be testing both OS's for speed. Thank you.


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20 Jun 2013   #101
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Didn't knew that this was possible at all, nice trick, thanks!
Quick question, is it possible to use this method to install a second instance of Windows within the same partition as the existing one? Or when deploying the image it overwrites everything previously on the target drive? Otherwise, I would have to continue doing so with the normal installer.
I believe this for a new partition only as there would be issues if installation was to a partition already running windows.

I hope someone in the know answers this better than I did as I'm pondering the same question before copying large files to an external HDD if it's unnecessary.
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21 Jun 2013   #102
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trembuzz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Didn't knew that this was possible at all, nice trick, thanks!
Quick question, is it possible to use this method to install a second instance of Windows within the same partition as the existing one? Or when deploying the image it overwrites everything previously on the target drive? Otherwise, I would have to continue doing so with the normal installer.
I believe this for a new partition only as there would be issues if installation was to a partition already running windows.

I hope someone in the know answers this better than I did as I'm pondering the same question before copying large files to an external HDD if it's unnecessary.
Thanks. I have this doubt too, if it would delete everything or not. Maybe it merits a test in a virtual machine, where nobody cares if it goes awfully bad.
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22 Jun 2013   #103
trembuzz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64/Windows Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Thanks. I have this doubt too, if it would delete everything or not. Maybe it merits a test in a virtual machine, where nobody cares if it goes awfully bad.
I haven't used a virtual machine since vista was in beta release. I was going to use one to test Win 7 but then acquired a new machine with the OS already installed so didn't have to. That would definitely give you your answer though. I think I used VMware.
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07 Dec 2014   #104
ommadawn

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is it not possible to create an extra primary partition if one has the 100 MB system reserved primary partition?

I have seen a remark in one of the pages stating "you cannot have more than 4 primary partitions"
I have only 2 (the 100MB system reserved and c: where my current win7 is installed)

But , after typing "cre par primary"
I am getting the error message from diskpart:
Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.
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07 Dec 2014   #105
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ommadawn View Post
Is it not possible to create an extra primary partition if one has the 100 MB system reserved primary partition?

I have seen a remark in one of the pages stating "you cannot have more than 4 primary partitions"
I have only 2 (the 100MB system reserved and c: where my current win7 is installed)

But , after typing "cre par primary"
I am getting the error message from diskpart:
Virtual Disk Service error:
There is not enough usable space for this operation.
Most likely that's due to all existing partitions ocuping the whole disk space, leaving no free site to anything new. The default Windows install does so by default. You should shrink your C drive to make space for a new one.
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07 Dec 2014   #106
ommadawn

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I don't get it. I already freed 16GB for the new partition, so i do have the space, i can create other logical partitions without a problem, it's the primary type that is refusing
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10 Mar 2015   #107
LSB2000

Windows Vista 32 bit
 
 

How can I do this on a Compaq Windows Vista laptop and I've tried this but it doesn't work. {And I'm no computer whiz}
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16 Jan 2018   #108
VolvoKS

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I hope u will see my reply here

First of all, is it the same to install Windows to an SSD/ HDD using the same way but without the step of 'set vol' and 'shr'? Or I can do the steps in disk management directly?

Second, I have to mount the install.wim file or the whole iso? I am wondering why there are so many files in the iso but only install.wim is needed. Also, I can't find install.wim in the iso file but install/2/3.swm and some install_WINDOWS 7 **Version**.clg instead.

Third, what the number 5 in 'D:\Mike\Desktop\work>imagex /apply e:\sources\install.wim 5 h:\' represent?
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