Install Windows 7 from USB using XP
Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:51 AM
Here is the link to the guide I saw: http://garyshortblog...re-one-netbook/
The rest are almost the same so I haven't got anything to work for me.
So I just want to get windows 7 setup started from my pen-drive and I want to install it on a separate partition(dual-boot with XP). My laptop can boot from USB so that's not a problem.
Thanks for any help.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:00 PM
2. Copy bootmgr from Windows 7 DVD root to root of the USB stick. Rename it to ntldr.
3. Copy all other files and folders to the USB stick as they are.
Alternatively- use WinSetupFromUSB. There is no field yet for Windows 7, but the one for Vista should work just fine.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:21 PM
FYI bootsect /nt60 <drive-letter> does similar job like 'rename bootmgr to ntldr'
Some people tend to get scared of cmd windows and the above seems an option.
It's required only when USB stick is formatted on Windows 2000/XP/2003 machine.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:07 AM
and it successed!
I mounted the iso by Daemon Tools,
then copy all files,
to a non-system and non installation drive.
I used the second partition of my second drive,
Then I booted (hd1,4)\BOOTMGR by boot.ini->GRLDR,
and followed the steps.
Not more than 20 mins,
without editing MBR/USB flash drive/etc...
------below added at GMT+8 16:23 14/1/09------
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(*)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" /cmdcons
Copy GRLDR to C:\
------below added at GMT+8 16:26 14/1/09------
It's also simple to use similar steps but uses GRLDR directly from USB flash drives.
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