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post #1 of 14
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As the title suggests, I'm interested in installing Windows XP(or Vista) from a hard drive partition. It would be much quicker than a CD/DVD I assume, so I figured I would bring up the idea and hopefully get some answers.
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post #2 of 14
I would be interested in knowing this as well.
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May I ask why?

I mean, wow you install your os 120sek faster...
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Maybe he wants to be able to install it without having a cd? It'd be especially useful if you install your OS at home, then go off to college or something and don't want to bring along cd's. I know Dell puts on a little partition on their hard drives that let you reinstall the OS from it, so it is possible.
    
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I remember there was a guide on how to do this on here somewhere, let me see if I can find it...
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Yeah I hate cd's not to mention the time it takes to install is usually caused by them. =/
Kind of like if you install a game off of a cd it can take 30 mins if you install it off of the drive it takes just a couple of mins.
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The reason why I want to do it is the same reason to why we overclock our machines, it's faster. The 2 minute boost is relatively pessimistic if I do say so myself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
The reason why I want to do it is the same reason to why we overclock our machines, it's faster. The 2 minute boost is relatively pessimistic if I do say so myself.
Don't forget that you first in some way have to copy your os to your hdd.

EDIT: Here you go: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/showthread.php?t=14129
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
Don't forget that you first in some way have to copy your os to your hdd.
Its well worth the effort copy it once and use it over and over.

Edit: And yes i hope you meant Installation..
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Not completely sure what you mean, but I do have backups of my installation discs, and all my important things are on a storage drive.
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