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Is there anyway I can read an OS ISO off of an HDD partion?
 

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Try using Daemon tools, it is a freeware. I think it would do the job (if the file is still in .iso format).
 

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Boot or Read? I hate to make you reiterate your question.
 

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Try using Daemon tools, it is a freeware. I think it would do the job (if the file is still in .iso format).
I think he means to have bios boot the image as if it was an actual cd/dvd in a real drive.
 

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Hmmnn, not sure if that is possible but let's wait for Shadow to clarify his question just like JR said;)
 
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Hmmnn, not sure if that is possible but let's wait for Shadow to clarify his question just like JR said;)
yeah I don't think its possible either.

let us know whats up shadow.
 
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I want to boot an OS ISO off of an HDD partion like I am installing it new. I don't have any DVD burners so that's why I ask :)
 

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Unfortunately, you will need to look into another method. It just isn't possible. Maybe installation from a flash drive?
 
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I only have 1gb :( That seriously wont work tho? What if I cut up the install into CD's? Because I do have a CD burner.
 

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Hmmmm ....

How about nlite or vlite? You may be able to cut out driver packages and shrink it down some but unsure how far.

EDIT:

AH HAA, take a look in the "about" page for vlite .... http://vlite.net/about.html
 
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Its Windows 7 x64.. Last time I installed this x86 version over a Vista install but its not letting me with the x64 bit version :(
 

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Test it for us. Be a guinea pig and try using vlite. Report back if it works!
 
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So it puts it to CD size? Its 3gb lol
 

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OK I am downloading that thing it told me to when you launch Vlite. I will Vlitilize my install and see if that works. I had to restart tho, my 8400GS just croaked :laugh: poor bastard
 

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Poor little 8400GS :rolleyes:

With all the reports of broken installations when attempting to remove files, I wouldn't try it, I'd just split the ISO and burn away.
 
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Alright but I have 3 back ups of the ISO so I might as well try. But yea I forgot I overvolted my 8400GS.. The cheap little cooler wasn't doing anything lol
 

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This work out ok for you Shadow? Because I do have a couple more ideas but thats the easiest.
 
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I cant get Vlite to work. I downloaded that WAIK thing but it came with like 12 install apps. I have no idea what I am doing lol
 

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Alright, maybe we should get together over AIM or MSN. I will be logging on in a few moments. FYI, It's been a LONGGG time since I used vLiteso I will have to spur my memory some.