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How can I install Windows 8 on my HDD without the use of a USB or DVD?

Is it possible to install Windows 8 from one partition where i have the ISO to another partition just like an application.

The reason i am asking is because there i have no empty DVD's or a USB stick around and have no idea how to install it since holidays are here all shops are closed.

Any option to maybe emulate a partition as a USB mount Win 8 image on it and then boot it up on restart.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Yes, you can.
Run Sources\Setup.exe from the DVD image within Windows 7 and choose Custom Installation.

It will ask you which partition to install Windows 8 on; just select the second partition.
It will extract the Windows 8 files ono that partition, install the windows 8 boot loader, and reboot into Windows 8.

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Thanks for this. I was having trouble because \Setup.exe assumes an in-place install. –  eli Nov 20 '13 at 0:54
    
oy, I can't tell you how much time I'd wasted before I found this. Thanks! –  AviD Apr 28 at 12:15

Yes it is possible. During the install it will ask you which partition to install from.

I will try to get a picture of the install to let you see what it looks like.

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Has nothing to do with my question. I asked if i can extract my ISO image on my Windows 7 partition and install windows 8 on a empty partition. Also what you linked is image showing you can choose partition where to install not where to install from. –  kellax Oct 31 '12 at 0:30

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