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Hey,

I have a quick question, I want to install vista in a spare hardrive that I have.

I have 2 computers right now, the one I am working off of right now doesn't have a dvd burner, so I am wondering if I can install vista to the spare harddrive using a iso reading program.

The second question is can I then after I get it all installed, transfer the harddrive to the other computer. I already have xp on there, its installed on harddrive on that computer.

So how would I go about getting this all to work.

I already downloaded the vista iso's on the computer without a dvd burner and I don't really have anyway of tranfering it to the other computer.

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I should add that I only have 1 monitor, keyboard and mouse right now. So I can only use either or system not the both of them at the same time.
    
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You wouldn't want to install vista on a hardrive in one machine and then transfer the hdd to a different machine. It is possible you could get errors and instability. You always want to install the OS with the comp that will actually be using it.
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Indeed Moving the OS to another hardware environment will cause instability and errors in the long run and isnt a good idea. Also i wouldnt reccomend installing and os thats native to the HDD as for one it will not work. You need to get it onto a removeable media form such as a DVD/CD
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thanks for the advice guys, im gonna try downloading it on the other computer, sucks cause Im on dsl and it took forever. I miss my cable connection......
    
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Also, if you use something like Daemon tools or Power ISO to mount it you just get a Readme.txt that says it wont work and that you need to burn the image to a DVD, very tricksies the Vista is.

Order the DVD Kit for $5!! Not only do you get a properly burning copy (yes i wasted one DVDR by burning @ max speed :| ) but a cool Vista thing that it comes in.
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