Install Windows without CD/DVD


  1.    26 Aug 2009 #1
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    Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Hi everyone..

    Is it possible to install Windows OS without using CD/DVD? I got the backup of ISO on my computer. I saw a free program named Wubi but it only installs Ubuntu.

    I'm starting to hate Vista so I would like to install Windows XP, while waiting for Windows 7..

    Thanks, any help would be very appreciated.
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  2.    26 Aug 2009 #2
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Not very easily:

    Install Windows XP without floppy or cd drives - SysChat


    What problems are you having with Vista?

    Mine runs superbly - there is no noticeable difference in performance or speed between Vista and 7 on my system. In fact Vista boots a little quicker.
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  3.    26 Aug 2009 #3
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not very easily:

    Install Windows XP without floppy or cd drives - SysChat


    What problems are you having with Vista?

    Mine runs superbly - there is no noticeable difference in performance or speed between Vista and 7 on my system. In fact Vista boots a little quicker.
    Well it's just slow. I'm using Virtual PC running XP right now, and wow it's faster even when I only gave it around 200 MB RAM.

    I tried hard deleting unnecessary programs, ending processes, optimizing, defragging and using the lowest graphic setting possible.

    Oh and lag spikes? I play online games and on Vista it's unavoidable(as far as I know)
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  4.    26 Aug 2009 #4
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    use winrar to extract to a large enough flash player ,,reboot computer (with usb flash player attched ,press F12 (could be different on ure computer) should show a list of boot device then boot ure flash drive (usually at the bottom of the list)


    or open the iso with winrar then find the main setup file click it and it should bring the install menu up (this way doesnt alway work)
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  5.    26 Aug 2009 #5
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    If you have a 4gig usb stick then you could try method 1 here - USB Bootable Vista Installation Flash Thumb Drive
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  6.    28 Aug 2009 #6
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    If you have a 4gig usb stick then you could try method 1 here - USB Bootable Vista Installation Flash Thumb Drive
    Thanks, I assume it works for installing Windows XP as well?
    If yes, then please lock this thread(or something)

    Thanks
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  7.    28 Aug 2009 #7
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    If Vista is a 15GB OS, how could you boot from a 4GB flash drive?
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  8.    28 Aug 2009 #8
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Quote Originally Posted by pryan37bb View Post
    If Vista is a 15GB OS, how could you boot from a 4GB flash drive?
    Vista Installer is abt 2.5 gig for 32bit, and 3 for 64. Its only on install that it is expanded and ends up being abt 12 gigs.

    Ken
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  9.    28 Aug 2009 #9
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Oh okay. Thanks for the prompt response!
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  10.    28 Aug 2009 #10
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    Re: Install Windows without CD/DVD


    Quote Originally Posted by pryan37bb View Post
    Oh okay. Thanks for the prompt response!
    Any time and welcome to vista64.

    Ken
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