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Old 06-29-2007
ronnin426850
 

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Vista instalation without DVD

What I want: To install Vista x64 Ultimate
What I DO have: Working XP x86 Pro SP2, Image file of the DVD(copied
the dvd on one of my friends' PC)
What I do NOT have: DVD drive(that's bad, I know), removeable
media, capable of mounting the DVD.

So, I copied the Vista Ultimate x64 DVD to an image file. So far so
good. But x64 Vista can not be installed over x86 XP. The only chance is
to boot from the DVD. But the virtual drive I mounted it on is not
available on boot-time. I tried to copy the files on HDD, but I can not
boot from it, every time XP gets started instead of Vista set-up.

What should I do??


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Old 06-29-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Vista instalation without DVD
Buy a DVD drive, they're only around $20 nowadays:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...=CD-DVD-Drives

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>
> What I want: To install Vista x64 Ultimate
> What I DO have: Working XP x86 Pro SP2, Image file of the DVD(copied
> the dvd on one of my friends' PC)
> What I do NOT have: DVD drive(that's bad, I know), removeable
> media, capable of mounting the DVD.
>
> So, I copied the Vista Ultimate x64 DVD to an image file. So far so
> good. But x64 Vista can not be installed over x86 XP. The only chance is
> to boot from the DVD. But the virtual drive I mounted it on is not
> available on boot-time. I tried to copy the files on HDD, but I can not
> boot from it, every time XP gets started instead of Vista set-up.
>
> What should I do??
>
>
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Old 06-30-2007
Bruce Chambers
 

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Re: Vista instalation without DVD
ronnin426850 wrote:
> What I want: To install Vista x64 Ultimate
> What I DO have: Working XP x86 Pro SP2, Image file of the DVD(copied
> the dvd on one of my friends' PC)
> What I do NOT have: DVD drive(that's bad, I know), removeable
> media, capable of mounting the DVD.
>
> So, I copied the Vista Ultimate x64 DVD to an image file. So far so
> good. But x64 Vista can not be installed over x86 XP. The only chance is
> to boot from the DVD. But the virtual drive I mounted it on is not
> available on boot-time. I tried to copy the files on HDD, but I can not
> boot from it, every time XP gets started instead of Vista set-up.
>
> What should I do??
>
>



Buy a DVD Drive and a legitimate copy of Vista.


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Old 06-30-2007
xCal
 

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Re: Vista instalation without DVD
you cant use virtual dvd, because you have to restart, its impossible.
Carlos.
"ronnin426850" <ronnin426850.2sx8vu@no-mx.forums.net> escribió en el mensaje
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>
> What I want: To install Vista x64 Ultimate
> What I DO have: Working XP x86 Pro SP2, Image file of the DVD(copied
> the dvd on one of my friends' PC)
> What I do NOT have: DVD drive(that's bad, I know), removeable
> media, capable of mounting the DVD.
>
> So, I copied the Vista Ultimate x64 DVD to an image file. So far so
> good. But x64 Vista can not be installed over x86 XP. The only chance is
> to boot from the DVD. But the virtual drive I mounted it on is not
> available on boot-time. I tried to copy the files on HDD, but I can not
> boot from it, every time XP gets started instead of Vista set-up.
>
> What should I do??
>
>
> --
> ronnin426850



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