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I need to write an iso of windows 7 rc to a partition on my hdd so I can boot it from the hdd. How do I do this?

Asked by jdogg (868 points ) October 6th, 2009

My computer does not boot from usb, it can’t boot from dvd (no dvd drive) so i need to boot it from the harddrive by writing an iso to a partition.

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dpworkin's avatar

What you need to do is write the iso to a DVD, and then boot from the DVD-ROM drive to install Win 7.

jdogg's avatar

I dont have a dvd-rom drive

Jack_Haas's avatar

I think you could use this as a template:

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Win_Partition

dpworkin's avatar

Download an ISO manager such as MagicISO, then create a virtual cdrom drive, mount the WIN7 iso to the virtual drive and start autoplay from within windows, and do an upgrade.

oratio's avatar

It’s possible to install from a USB drive.

jdogg's avatar

I don’t think my computer supports booting through usb (really old)

oratio's avatar

@jdogg If it is that old, I am not sure you should run windows 7 on it.

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