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

26 Nov 2009   #70
Codify

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raj1402 View Post
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Great Tutorial. :)

The thing that always makes me laugh a little is that DOS is still useful as a command line language. :)
installing an most advanced OS using command in DOS is something great!!!:)
It's not actually DOS


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01 Dec 2009   #71
sarzu

Windows 7
 
 

thanx a lotttt.
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05 Dec 2009   #72
Flava0ne

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition w/ SP1 RTM build 7601.17514
 
 

Right after I did a fresh install of my copy of Windows 7, I activated it then I immediately created a Backup Disk Image and saved it on my Backup Drive. Wouldn't this be like the same thing except maybe take a little longer?
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09 Dec 2009   #73
astrajingga

 

How about file in there, when Volume 3 Data get shrunk to be new partition (volume 5)? is there any file or Vol 3 already empty before we shrunk?
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14 Dec 2009   #74
MdM

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can I use a partition manager program to create a primary 16GB partition and make it active and then go with the Imagex and bcdboot part? Not that I don't know how to use diskpart but in these cases I always prefer having a graphic view of what I'm doing so I'm sure no mistakes are made.

Another question is : I actually have a Windows 7 x64 running on a AHCI drive but it's giving me a lot of troubles and I want to do a clean install but setting my boot partition back to native IDE. Now, if I create this windows installation currently running AHCI, reboot, change to native IDE, will I have problems with the Windows Installation I created or it doesn't matter?

Thanks :)
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20 Jan 2010   #75
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I've revisited this tutorial for a project I was doing prepping several hard drives for quick W7 installations. One of them would not boot; no way, no how. Spent most of today on that one.

Turns out I needed to rebuild the MBR, which Partition Wizard did in a couple seconds. Then everything worked perfect.

So, I thought I would throw that tidbit on here, in case someone else runs into a similar no-boot problem.

During my experiments, I was able to do this procedure and create the 100MB System Reserved Partition. That was for a case where I will need BitLocker. I first created the 100MB partition and used the remainder of the HDD for the OS. bcdboot would not copy the appropriate files doing it from my bench computer but it did by running the command from the install disc with the HDD in the target computer.
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01 Mar 2010   #76
blockie

 
Win 7 Clean install on a XP machine

Can I do a clean install on an XP machine. I have an OEM disk that will boot but stops just before the text message that says "loading Temp files". I can go into the DVD with explorer and click on "setup" and the installation begins. Will this method be OK?

I also have another internal HD that I can put the installation files on (in a folder) and do the same thing. It appears that this will work. Aty least I can click on the "setup" file and the installion begins. I don't wantto go throufg the entire setup until I purchase license key. Is that OK?

I will be installing Win 7 Pro to a machine that has WXP SP3 on it.
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13 Aug 2010   #77
Hanziness

Windows XP
 
 
I need some help

Hi everyone, I tried this one (on a Virtual PC with 256 MB RAM), it worked until ImageX, it "installed" Windows 7 to an other drive (G:\) but I can't boot it up, bcdboot didn't work, I made boot files with EasyBCD but always just XP starts and the boot manager doesn't change. If I set Windows 7 to default, just XP starts.

Please help me!
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13 Aug 2010   #78
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hanziness View Post
Hi everyone, I tried this one (on a Virtual PC with 256 MB RAM), it worked until ImageX, it "installed" Windows 7 to an other drive (G:\) but I can't boot it up, bcdboot didn't work, I made boot files with EasyBCD but always just XP starts and the boot manager doesn't change. If I set Windows 7 to default, just XP starts.

Please help me!
Did you put the boot files (bootmgr and \Boot\ folder) in the Windows 7 partition and is that partition marked active?
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13 Aug 2010   #79
Hanziness

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hanziness View Post
Hi everyone, I tried this one (on a Virtual PC with 256 MB RAM), it worked until ImageX, it "installed" Windows 7 to an other drive (G:\) but I can't boot it up, bcdboot didn't work, I made boot files with EasyBCD but always just XP starts and the boot manager doesn't change. If I set Windows 7 to default, just XP starts.

Please help me!
Did you put the boot files (bootmgr and \Boot\ folder) in the Windows 7 partition and is that partition marked active?
There is a boot folder in the "G:\WINDOWS" folder (G:\Windows\Boot) but there isn't any "G:\Boot" folder.

How can I solve this problem?
I'm going to mark that partition as active.

EDIT: Okay, I marked that partition as active!

Additional information: If I change the First Boot Device to the second hard drive, when it starts I get this error:

Code:
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
EDIT #2: Ok, Windows 7's recovery tools solved the problem, anyway, thank you :)
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