installing windows from another hard drive?

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

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.

--
Posted using the http://www.windowsforumz.com interface, at author's request
Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
Topic URL: http://www.windowsforumz.com/Help---Support-installing-windows-hard-drive-ftopict543560.html
Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse: http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1714787
4 answers Last reply
More about installing windows hard drive
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    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.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User
    Microsoft Newsgroups

    Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "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.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "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 :/
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "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.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "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.
Ask a new question

Read More

Hard Drives Microsoft Windows XP