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Windows install question

Once you have the ISO in bootable format on the USB drive it doesn't really matter what happens to the original source it came from. you can do whatever you want with it.

 

The ISO by itself is not bootable you need to extract it from the iso format and leave all those files in the root directory of the drive in order to be bootable

 

so you would have extract the ISO to the SSD with something like Rufus, then boot to it on your friends computer but the SSD will not be available for installation you need another drive for the windows installation   

 

 

if your wondering if you can install windows from an iso without a USB drive you still can but it will be a windows upgrade not a fresh install and you will have no control over formatting drives or changing where windows is installed. 

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Quick question;

 

"If you choose to download an ISO file so you can create a bootable file from a DVD or USB drive, copy the Windows ISO file onto your drive and then run the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Then simply install Windows onto your computer directly from your USB or DVD drive."

 

Does the drive you install windows on need to be different from the drive that has the ISO on it?

Can I copy the ISO to an SSD and then install it into my friends PC, and install windows that way?

 

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I think you can, but why would you? You need to wipe the whole drive before you can burn the ISO file on it. A 4GB USB stick is enough.


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Ideally, yes, apart from being on a thumb drive which is easier. Though you can make an ISO from the Windows files on the SSD but why?


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Once you have the ISO in bootable format on the USB drive it doesn't really matter what happens to the original source it came from. you can do whatever you want with it.

 

The ISO by itself is not bootable you need to extract it from the iso format and leave all those files in the root directory of the drive in order to be bootable

 

so you would have extract the ISO to the SSD with something like Rufus, then boot to it on your friends computer but the SSD will not be available for installation you need another drive for the windows installation   

 

 

if your wondering if you can install windows from an iso without a USB drive you still can but it will be a windows upgrade not a fresh install and you will have no control over formatting drives or changing where windows is installed. 


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I think you can, but why would you? You need to wipe the whole drive before you can burn the ISO file on it. A 4GB USB stick is enough.

I have his formatted SSD, i dont have a usb drive...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Once you have the ISO in bootable format on the USB drive it doesn't really matter what happens to the original source it came from. you can do whatever you want with it.

 

The ISO by itself is not bootable you need to extract it from the iso format and leave all those files in the root directory of the drive in order to be bootable

 

so you would have extract the ISO to the SSD with something like Rufus, then boot to it on your friends computer but the SSD will not be available for installation you need another drive for the windows installation   

 

 

if your wondering if you can install windows from an iso without a USB drive you still can but it will be a windows upgrade not a fresh install and you will have no control over formatting drives or changing where windows is installed. 

This answered my question, just for clarification:

 

So it HAS to install from one drive, onto another one? I will always have to have 2 drives?


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This answered my question, just for clarification:

 

So it HAS to install from one drive, onto another one? I will always have to have 2 drives?

yeah, unless your doing a windows upgrade 

 

Installing from a separate drive gives you disk functions for the other drive like format, partition, and delete  


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