Install Win 8 from mounted ISO?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MAStalks, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. MAStalks

    MAStalks MDL Novice

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    Hi there! can I install the Win 8 Dev Preview by just mounting an ISO and running the installer thru Windows? Thanks!
     
  2. ctoon6

    ctoon6 MDL Novice

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    no, you cant do that with any OS, other than upgrading, but i would never suggest anyone do that, just start fresh.
     
  3. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I installed a clean copy of WDP i let WDP to format c:\...
     
  4. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    With the mounted ISO is goona give you errors all the time,believe me i tryed...:eek:
     
  5. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    The better is to burn dvd and install a clean copy of WDP and if u can INSTALL AS DEFAULT AND SINGLE OS as I saw WDP is not talking so good with other OS...:eek:
     
  6. shakehand

    shakehand MDL Novice

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    I installed WPD, used 16GB stick, it gave me errors, kept restart and looking for file....? I through file or folder corrupted, reformat and try again same problem,then burned to DVD and 1 shot done.
     
  7. ctoon6

    ctoon6 MDL Novice

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    use the "Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool" to burn the windows iso images, i have not tried it with the WDP, but it works great with windows 7
     
  8. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    #8 FaiKee, Sep 17, 2011
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    Yes you can do that, just make sure that you are not firing up the setup.exe at the root dir. becuase it will directly install on C and replace whatever windows you have on it; goto the sources folder, and fireup the setup.exe in that folder. You will have the screen asking you to choose partitions to install, then everything goes as usual.

    When setup had copied the install files and expanded to 27%, it will reboot and leave win7( or whatever win version you were using) behind, therefore it won't do any harm to the OS.
     
  9. MAStalks

    MAStalks MDL Novice

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    Agreed

    Faikee is right; I could install straight from the mounted ISO. Got no errors, but it did take a LOOOOOOONG time to install. Would definitely recommend just mounting an ISO as the easiest way to install Windows :)