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Old 11-23-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Okay so I was about to reformat my Vista partition on my computer but I seem to have lost my Vista Ultimate disc. I do, however, have an ISO backup of it, but I don't have any blank DVDs to burn it onto. Is there some way to install Vista onto a hard drive partition while in XP, using the ISO?

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UPDATE: I may have figured it out, but I'm not sure. I'm thinking what I could do is install Vista on a virtual hard drive in Virtual PC with the ISO, and then use R-Drive to make a byte for byte copy of the virtual hard drive's contents (which will be put in an .arc file). Then I could basically apply that .arc file to my old Vista partition on the physical hard drive. Would that work?
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can this be done?

Can't you just mount the ISO in VMware or other virtual drive in XP and run it from there??

I would have thought it would just run and install, no images no copying etc
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Default Re: Can this be done?

LOL! Sorry, I'm still used to reformatting XP and the XP CD doesn't let you install a fresh copy unless you booted from the CD. Apparently I can install Vista on any partition even while inside XP. I thought I had to boot from the disc.

Thanks for the simple solution lol, though now I feel like an idiot.
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