Can you install from a mounted drive??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Angyl, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Angyl

    Angyl Guest

    I've been reading around and anxiously awaiting work to end so I can go home
    and install Beta2, and wondering if I would even have to bother with burning
    a DVD?

    Doesn't the Vista installation require restarts? Wouldn't that negate the
    ability to run the setup from Daemon Tools?
     
    Angyl, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. I used Daemon Tools a few times to install Vista x64 and it went flawlessly.
    The method used in Windows Vista setup is very cool, what it does is copy
    all the necessary files to the target drive, basically, a preconfigured
    image of OS, expands necessary files, restarts the computer at about 27% the
    continues setup, restarts again, installs features, installs updates,
    restarts again and Completes setup and you are done. Install time and
    success can vary depending on system configuration. But, no, the DVD is not
    required throughout setup, only for the initial phase which is copying to
    the target.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 9, 2006
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  3. Angyl

    macpegg Guest

    How did you get deamon tools to read the image? did u extract the files 1st
    or chuck it straight into the virtual drive straight after you d/l it? as my
    deamon tools starts to read then nothing happens...
     
    macpegg, Jun 18, 2006
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