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jokoon

How install windows from the hard drive ?

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There should be some trick I don't know yet : how to not waste a CDR when I rebuild my nLite ISO each time I reinstall, because of the better nLite version.

Is there some way to mount an ISO as I would do with Daemon tools, but this time, for installing windows when the computer starts ?

I am sure this is a stupid question, or maybe I did not think about an alternative. And I did not search, sorry.

Sorry for my poor English

Thank you for reading !

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Aren't VMs enough ?

see http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/20

And if you want to install on your computer, you have to use CD-RWs.

:/

In fact, I think you could maybe use a special AIO CD : it boots, then tries to load an iso or a folder from your harddrive and starts it.

See : http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/56/

But I hope you have different partitions : one to put the iso on, another one to install windows one. ;)

PS: Your English is good and if you want, je peux aussi écrire en français. ;)

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Thanks a lot :)

Merci beaucoup :)

Sorry but I do not have the time to try it right now, but since rootkit revealer, I sure need to reinstall quickly :/

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:wacko:

If you don't want to use CD-R nor CD-RW, simply don't make an ISO.

You'll need to keep the "installation manuelle et mise à jour" component.

Then, when nlite has finished, open a command prompt, go to the source folder (ex: X:\CDXP\i386) and type :

winnt32 /makelocalsource /noreboot

On the next reboot, you'll get a new entry in the boot menu : "Installation de windows"...

(you can ommit the "/noreboot" swith : it will reboot & run the install immediately)

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Basically, my win source is on another partition (G:)

I created a ms-dos startup floppy disk in my computer>3 1/2 floppy. Right click, format, create msdos startup disk.

Done.

I boot from the floppy til I reach the dos prompt. I type

g:

.\i386\winnt.exe

And that's how I install windows. I always burn to a dvdrw just in case.

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ya but i have got some problems that in this type of installation $OEM$ folder contents not copied!! there are many topics related to this problem! any solution for it?

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I don't actually use oem folders, there isn't anything for me to put. I integrate anything I need.

OEM should work if the source is at the root of the partition.

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I tried it. It doesn't work if you used nLite on the installation.

yup...this is the biggest problem...many topics related to it...but havent got any proper solution that worked!

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I tried it. It doesn't work if you used nLite on the installation.
I dunno...
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i was just looking for something similiar but instead of a hard drive i was planning on booting and installing windows from a usb pen-drive, but since you guys are saying it doesn't work with nlited windows i guess i just have to burn to a cdrw :(

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EDIT : nothing to worry, the directory name was too long.

[Delprat told me to type some command, but I am not used to it :/

Is there anyone to be more precise please ?]

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Basically, my win source is on another partition (G:) I created a ms-dos startup floppy disk in my computer>3 1/2 floppy.
Hey T D,

Are your win source & destination partitions FAT?

Or do you use some other app to get your DOS boot disk to see NTFS partitions?

All I get is ”Invalid drive specification”

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Yeh, it's fat32.

I wonder if and when Fat64 will come out :yes:

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