Installing Windows 7 without USB or DVD ..lol

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Maccik, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Maccik

    Maccik MDL Novice

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    #1 Maccik, Aug 8, 2009
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  2. ammarman

    ammarman MDL Member

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    Very clever idea, thank you

    but this assumes that I have win7 installed, what if I have Win XP installed and I have only one partition (C) ?
     
  3. atifsh

    atifsh MDL Junior Member

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    use usb disk :)
     
  4. mengchanchai

    mengchanchai MDL Junior Member

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    hi Maccik

    thanks for your sharing,it work!!!
    and quicker than install via USB approx. 4-5 minutes!!!;):D
     
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  5. shinigami7th

    shinigami7th MDL Novice

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    This is brilliant.... Sticky pls....
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Then no joy you need to have at least vista or 7 installed.
     
  7. shinigami7th

    shinigami7th MDL Novice

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    I think the goal is to be able to boot to command prompt with an access to the files. You can try pressing F8 during boot-time and get into the recovery command prompt, but the interface will be all text and you have to use DOS commands, if you can still remember. lol....

    In win XP case, if you can get into the administrator account, it will work as well.

    But, really, really big credits to the Maccik.... Even though I know about the recovery console, this simple trick has never occurred to me. Thanks for saving me a couple of bucks, coz I was about to buy a 4GB USB drive. lol
     
  8. Maccik

    Maccik MDL Novice

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    You 're very Welcome ...and this trick you can do with VHD s to :p
     
  9. W7advanced

    W7advanced MDL Novice

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    Much easier is using a WDS (windows deployment service) server.
    Then you only need a PXE boot.