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Old 11-20-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default Install Vista on HDD

This sounds like a fairly easy process, but, no, it's not really in my situation. I have Windows Vista on my computer. I downloaded it from Windows Marketplace for speed since I'm leaving to New Mexico on Saturday and I'd like to get my new computer up and running before then. I do not have any discs to burn, I have a few 700 MB discs but when I open the file all the files expand to 5 GB or so. I do have a 4 GB flash drive, but, once the files expand on the flash drive during installation, it'll flood the flash drive. Am I correct?

So, I've made up my mind that I want to install Vista on my D:/ Drive BEFORE I take the drive out and put it in my new computer. So, the D: drive will have Vista pre-installed and then I can just boot up. Saves me time and energy. When I tried to do this before, it gave me an error, telling me that it couldn't create a "partition folder" or something. I had like 150 GB of free space at the time, so, I figured it was trying to install Vista on my default C:/ Drive instead of my D:/ Drive, since my C:/ Drive only has 8 GB of free space on it.

Is there a file or something I can edit to tell Vista to install on my D:/ Drive? Because, at this point, I'm not exactly sure and I'd rather not screw anything up.

Thank you, please help me to the best of your ability, you guys have helped me a lot in the past few days, but, if I can get this going, I won't be needing too much help for awhile... I hope!

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Install Vista on HDD

Just unplug your C drive while its installing on your D Drive.
I think you should be able to select where it installs though.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Install Vista on HDD

Not sure how to go about doing this. If you do get it to work you are gonna need to do a repair install on your new computer since Vista was installed on a different computer.
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Ah, helps to read everything. As Cabbs said, your probably going to have to do a repair install.
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