Need a Quick Answer :P

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Reign_Of_Freedom, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    When you mount a ISO, and run the install will it give you the option to format the partition?

    I always burned to a DVD so i never tried it.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Mounting from same drive that you want to format?

    sebus
     
  3. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    Yeah person has no DVD media
     
  4. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Obviously you cannot format the partition when this partition holds the image.

    Thats kind of like sitting on a tree and sawing off the branch youre sitting on.

    *raaaahhhhhhhh...*
     
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  5. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    So only option is to Install over it then delete the Windows.old folder?
     
  6. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    If there is no other partition to install to then yes, im afraid so.
     
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  7. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    Will that cause any issues? I trying to help someone out.
     
  8. Lich King

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    You can try out USB boot :D
     
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  9. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    Yeah but the problem is they have no bloody DVD media or USB stick....
     
  10. Phazor

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    Normally it wont. And it shouldnt.

    Thats a great idea actually.

    Get a 4GB stick and use that, its way faster than disk too...
     
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  11. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    I'll figure it out, thanks guys.
     
  12. Phazor

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    Tell him if he wants Win7 he has to stop being a skinflint and shell out the 10 bucks for a 4GB stick...
     
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  13. Lich King

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    Seriously guys.. u r getting the OS at free here.. atleast spend on something which is useful :p
     
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  14. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    It's not Win 7 it's Vista. I already have Win7 and since it not for me i am just trying to help someone.
     
  15. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    #15 Reign_Of_Freedom, Oct 13, 2009
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    I'll probably just make another partition on there hard drive so it will give them time to get all there stuff off there original install. Then format that partition later.

    Mods can Lock/Move/delete this Thanks.
     
  16. sebus

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    I see it being rather impossible to shring partition without a CD drive (unless one runs Mac OS X)

    So you do not have USB CD to lend them?

    sebus
     
  17. Reign_Of_Freedom

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    No i figured it out she over reacted. It was the OGA that was failing on windows update she made it sound like her computer was going to crash. So, i know there is a fix for it i just don't remember where i seen it on here.

    What i was planing on doing was mount the ISO with daemon tools, make another partition and install on that partition until she got her stuff off there. But there is no need now that i know what the issue was.