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I currently have windows XP professional and im ready to upgrade to Vista ultimate 64bit edition. Problem is, i have windows vista on my harddrive as an ISO. I know what im soposed to do is burn it to a DvD and use it to install a new partition but is there any other way to install Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition without burning it to a disc?

what i had in mind is maybe using my windows XP partition to mount the ISO and install a second Partition(windows VIsta) and then delete my old partition (windows xp).. is this possible?
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so you illegally downloaded Vista?

This isn't the place to discuss this (if you did)
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I am *assuming* you got it off MSDN like I did.

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm

10 seconds of Google and you wouldn't have been accused of being a pirate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mactard View Post
I am *assuming* you got it off MSDN like I did.

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm

10 seconds of Google and you wouldn't have been accused of being a pirate.
I didn't accuse him. I asked him

This does sound supicious. ANd I wouln't know what to google
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you can use PowerISO the mount .ISO files. that way you can install the program without having to burn it to disc first. you really should burn it as a backup anyway.
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sorry for the miscommunication, it was not pirated its just in iso format. so it is possible to install a partition of windows vista 64bit using power iso from the windows xp partition?
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sorry for the miscommunication, it was not pirated its just in iso format. so it is possible to install a partition of windows vista 64bit using power iso from the windows xp partition?
I suggest burning the ISO and then booting off it...unless you'd like to upgrade then mounting the ISO would work too.

Daemon Tools would be the best for that.
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