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Vista Install... No CD, no DVD, no Virtual Drive

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#21 Paralex


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:00 PM

Good idea, no more VMWare for me. :)

#22 rajkosto


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Posted 23 October 2005 - 02:59 PM

do i really need to make another partition to house the install files ? cant i just copy them to C:\VistaInstall and run setup.exe from there.Im installing on N: anyway so that shouldn't matter,right ?

Edited by rajkosto, 23 October 2005 - 03:00 PM.

#23 zippo


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Posted 01 November 2005 - 05:42 AM

ok i started this when i had the iso mounted from the virtual drive, and now when i reboot it still gives me the message about having trouble accessing the install disc. is it still trying to access an inaccessible mounted drive or will it go for whatever is most recent? because though it said that all changes from the install were being undone, it still tries to access setup each time. also, is there something specific for copying the WHOLE dvd other than just selecting each file and transferring them over?

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:15 AM

yay my first post..

2 things...

1. wonder if it would work from an exterlan HDD instead of purchasing partitioning your drive... also partition magic is the way to go if you have to partition the drive on your working OS HDD

2. wtf is up with winmatrix running on PHP.. yay.. i love Apache and linux so much more th winblows... but wtf this is a windows site running on open source..




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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:18 AM

are you sure?

#26 mrlinux



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Posted 15 December 2005 - 02:23 PM

WHERE or HOW can i get Vista... without MSDN subscription...

#27 Bogo



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Posted 15 December 2005 - 02:31 PM

WHERE or HOW can i get Vista... without MSDN subscription...

you can't

#28 ProjectRAGE


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Posted 15 December 2005 - 05:06 PM

Oh you can...per say...

#29 bayern


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:12 AM

I will try this method in a few days :) but this:

In My Computer, the icon for your "Vista_Install" partition should change to an install cd icon; the name of the partition should change, too (to the name of the install CD)

sounds very strange ?! <_< <_<
How a partition should change to cd icon ??
Anyway ... Does smbody try this method and then works ?? :yes:

Off: I'm sorry for my english, I don't know it very much! :( :(

#30 bayern


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

Activation key ?? I don't found this ..... :huh: :huh: :huh:

#31 bayern


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Posted 05 January 2006 - 09:00 PM

Woooow hi all !!!! ;)
First I install Win XP Professional x64 Edition and then I test this method for installing Win Vista 64bit Beta2... :D :D YESS!!! It works!!!
After installing Vista(!!!!about 3 hours !!!!) I tried to install drivers for Chipset (NF4 Ultra) but .... I cann't !!! :no: :no: :no: Why?????
"OS does not support this drivers" or somethin else was the answer !!
My VGA (Radeon X300) was detected automatically without trying to install any drivers... :) But there isn't any sound and Internet ..... :huh: :no: :no: :no: Why ?? After a hour I installed 64bit drivers for Sound - ALC850_V5870_WHQL downloaded from www.asus.com and now i have sound... Good !! ;) ;) :D
And now is the time for I-net... Bad. Whatever i have test to install any driver there is DOONNN Error ?!!?!?!! :huh: :huh: Now i explore internet from 64bit Edition XP but in Vista there isn't net !!!

Please if you can give me some 64bit drivers for NForce 4 Ultra Chipset i will very pleased !!!! :rolleyes:

P.S.: I'm sorry for my English... I don'n know it very much ! :(

#32 Pmeth


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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:19 AM

Sounds like an insane ideeea.

#33 rahuljin


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Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:25 PM

good method, thanks !!!!

#34 lareeth


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Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:50 AM

yes, but when your PC reboots to finish up the install, XP wont be running, and it will need the path (or dvd). So what happens is if you start up the install on the partition, then it will use it as the install point.

It didn’t need the disk for me after it restarted to continue the installation!

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 07:01 AM

Hi All.

Stupid question...Where can I download the Vista.iso? :huh:

I would realy appreciate it.

#36 Draginol


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:24 AM

This is the only website that looks like it has the ISO. that would actually work! I have tested the other downloads on the site and they work so the ISO Image should work...

Anyway good luck tell me if it works.


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:30 AM

WOW! Your 10 easy steps sounds easy but seriously unstable. I think I'll stick with my DVD. I mean seriously to install a new OS the safest way(without loosing your stuff) is by 'Booting from the CD/DVD with the ISO. file on it. I mean seriously if you think partitioning is a clean way... But never the less your idea may work, but with some serious defects. So I'd give you all a strong WARNING! I mean take bayern for an example.... NO SOUND

Thanks, Draginol

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