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installing windows from another hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GardenHose, Jun 8, 2005.

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  1. GardenHose

    GardenHose Thread Starter

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    More specificaly i have an iso image on one of my two drives. I want to wipe the primary one and do a fresh install, but is there a way to mount the file during boot or something similar to acomplish this task? Google's only turning up bits and pieces but nothing substantial and most of it is linux related.

    EDIT: (Current os is XP and image in question is XP too)
     
  2. GardenHose

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    anyone?
     
  3. Colossus610

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    As far I know, there is no simple way to boot from a floppy and access that image like a normal cd, the only I can think of is to expand that disk image on the second hard drive, so basically make it like you just copied the files off the cd to that second hard drive and you would have to find an NTFS boot disk that could read that second NTFS formatted hard drive, if NTFS it is.
    If that second hard drive is FAT32, any normal Win98 or WinMe boot disk will work just fine, there are WinXP boot floppies, but it involves 6 floppies to create an actual WinXP boot/install environment.
     
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