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can an image mounted by any software be booted ?

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go_gamez

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does any image mounting software..also support booting ??

like DAEMON TOOLS , POWER ISO ..ALCOHOL 120 %..

IF yes how is it done??
has any one done this before ?
 

Pathik

Google Bot
its not possible.. Softs can work only after the os is loaded.. Whereas booting is done after bios is loaded nd b4 the os.. U can try virtual pc or vmware
 
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go_gamez

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and how does it all work..out can some one tell in detail..like i want to test the windows vista beta 2 5456..'s ISO image ..tht my bro gave me before i burn the dvd..so how do i go along...with clean install..without burning..it and booting..directly..(the iso image)..plzz tell the whole procedure..
can i remove virtual pc after installing vista ??
 

Pathik

Google Bot
no @ go... if u remove vpc then u wont be able the virtual hdd so no vista....
and u can copy the dvd contents to ny hdd then install directly 4m xp... witout ny dvd...
 
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go_gamez

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is it possible to copy all the vista installation files..to the hdd...and start windows in command prompt ..and then run setup from there...??i think this will work as a clean install..but during boot there is no option to start windows in commapnd prompt..only...after pressing F8...
 

JGuru

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You can try using 'Alcohol 120%' software, create a virtual drive & mount the ISO
from that virtual drive. This will start the installation process automatically.
No need to burn the ISO to DVD or CD!!
 
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