Windows 10: how to install windows to new drive without usb or disk?

Discus and support how to install windows to new drive without usb or disk? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am currently have the wrong version of windows installed on my hard drive I just got a new dive and want to make it my main drive how would I install... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Bugzc, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. Bugzc Win User

    how to install windows to new drive without usb or disk?


    I am currently have the wrong version of windows installed on my hard drive I just got a new dive and want to make it my main drive how would I install windows on the new dive and make it my main without the need for a usb or install disk.

    :)
     
    Bugzc, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    Its weird tho cause I have no problem with installing from disc. I did change it back to boot from HDD. I really dont want to uninstall all my components, kinds defeats the purpose of installing from usb. it would take longer to disconnect and reconnect after install then it would to just install from dvd.

    Do you think its beacuse the drive was formated in ntfs, thats the only step I did different from the OP. Well that and the bootsect /nt60 command before coping files.

    heres they way I went, probly have to try it fat32

    launch diskpart.exe)
    select disk 1 (or your USB drive number, use list disk to get it)
    clean
    create partition primary
    select partition=1
    active
    format fs=ntfs
    assign
    exit

    Now that the drive is boot aware, we have to initialize its boot sector with the Windows boot manager (BOOTMGR), using the Bootsect.exe utility located in the boot directory of the Vista installation DVD. We have to tell the utility that our target drive is NTFS formatted:

    bootsect.exe /nt60 f:
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Jun 18, 2021
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  4. DaveK Win User

    how to install windows to new drive without usb or disk?

    Installing Windows 7 via USB flash drive!

    Yeah great guide worked for me, I need to install Win 7 on a new build that I'm doing for someone, will be just my luck the mobo won't let me boot from USB *Roll Eyes how to install windows to new drive without usb or disk? :rolleyes:

    Yeah some of the installation steps are done in just a second, I was intalling it left the room for 10 minutes came back to check on it to find it at the start screen lol, it installed and rebooted back to the USB, wasn't expecting it to be done so fast.
     
    DaveK, Jun 18, 2021
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