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Install win 7 x64 from another hard disk

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April 27, 2012 9:09:09 PM

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask. Sorry if it is wrong.

Hello I've got an issue with one computer and I can't solve it.
I don't have DVD or USB flash drive but I've got a second HDD.
I would like to know if it is possible to use this HDD as a bootable HDD and install win7 x64.
Right now, I am using windows XP x86 and would like to install windows 7 x64 using this HDD.
If it is possible, could you show/tell me how its done. Thank you.
a c 99 G Storage
April 27, 2012 9:20:18 PM

You don't have the Windows 7 install DVD?

You've got it copied to the second hard drive, the install programs?

And what kind of PC are you using? You say Win XP x86 to Win 7 x64, does your CPU support 64-bit?
April 27, 2012 9:31:21 PM

foscooter said:
You don't have the Windows 7 install DVD?

You've got it copied to the second hard drive, the install programs?

And what kind of PC are you using? You say Win XP x86 to Win 7 x64, does your CPU support 64-bit?


I don't have DVD Drive and I cannot use DVD.
Yes my PC can support x64 ( phenom II x4 965 BE) and everything but I am wondering if I could install win7 from my second HDD, something like bootable HDD. I am not sure, I've been searching whole day and didn't find any proper source.
a c 99 G Storage
April 27, 2012 10:08:59 PM

You don't have and can't use the install DVD? Ok.

Is the install disk copied (how) to the second hard drive?

I don't see how you can boot from/to the drive to install the OS without a USB or DVD drive.

Is this a laptop? Get an external DVD drive. Oh wait, those are USB.

Or do you just not have a USB flash drive. GET ONE! They are cheap! 4GB for $4 at microcenter.com.

You are up a creek, buddy.

Cheers.
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