installing windows from another hard drive?



MrGardenHoseMan
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
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 to acomplish this task?
Google’s only turning up bits and pieces but nothing substantial and
most of it is linux related.

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
You have an ISO image of what? You cannot install
Windows XP directly from an ISO image. You need
to make a bootable CD using a program such as Nero.

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"MrGardenHoseMan" wrote:

| 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 to acomplish this task?
| Google's only turning up bits and pieces but nothing substantial and
| most of it is linux related.

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
"MrGardenHoseMan" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:3_1714787_02575847f7a6cc2ed989679f2a607782@windowsforumz.com...
> 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 to acomplish this task?
> Google's only turning up bits and pieces but nothing substantial and
> most of it is linux related.
>
> --


Read the documentation that comes with your CD writer, or there may be a
text file with that file- it should explain that an ISO file is a cd image
and must be copied onto a CD so that it can be used.

MrGardenHoseMan
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
"MrGardenHoseMan" wrote:
> 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 to
> acomplish this task? Google's only turning up bits and pieces
> but nothing substantial and most of it is linux related.

Pretty please? Someone has to know something about this :/

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
"MrGardenHoseMan" <DoNotEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:3_1715486_8629570ebd3c608a283b30eb3608c6bc@windowsforumz.com...
> "MrGardenHoseMan" wrote:
> > 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 to
> > acomplish this task? Google's only turning up bits and pieces
> > but nothing substantial and most of it is linux related.
>
> Pretty please? Someone has to know something about this :/

There have been 2 replies. Again- an iso image *can't* be read directly. It
is a *CD image*- it must be burned to a CD to use. So first you need to burn
it onto a CD then use it.


installing windows from another hard drive?