How to install Windows 7 without burning a dvd?

Well, if you are lazy and don’t want to burn Windows 7 on a DVD before you install it or if your DVD drive is not working probably, you might want to install Windows 7 from a virtual drive. This is a short tutorial that will explain you how to do it!


In my case, my S-ATA ports are seriously damaged, because whenever I insert a disk into my DVD drive the PC will freeze.
So, I had to find a solution without burning a DVD:

Download Virtual CloneDrive

Virtual CloneDrive is one of the best tools to mount an image. There are plenty of others like PowerISO and Daemon Tools. Download one of them.

Download Virtual CloneDrive

Mount & Install Windows 7 ISO

After installing it, a new option will appear in your context menu whenever you right-click on a .ISO file:

Mount Virtual Clone Drive

Click on “Mount (Virtual CloneDrive)”

Next, you should right-click on the virtual drive that just appeared:

Install or run program from your media

Now you can install Windows 7 by simply following the instructions on your screen. Voilà, you are about to install it Windows 7 and you didn’t even burn a DVD !

Install Windows 7 Without Burning a DVD

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6 Responses to How to install Windows 7 without burning a dvd?

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    polar said:

    It will instal 2 partions?
    xp and 7?

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    If you have XP installed, you can install Windows 7 on another partition and then dual-boot both systems.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    polar said:

    i have instaled windows7 extracting with winrar and then from hd, the old arquives from windows xp are inside the news of windows 7.

    i wanna know if i do this what you said if i can have only windows7 arquives.

    sorry about my bad English, i hope you understand.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    If you follow the instructions above, you will be able to install Windows 7 and keep your Windows XP files.

    All you have to do is to pick another partition when you install Windows 7, then you can have both Windows XP and Windows 7.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jordan said:

    What if you’re doing this from a Linux Ubuntu installation? Could you do the same thing?

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Jordan, I’d have to install Ubuntu for that, but I am pretty sure that it does work.

    Give it a try and let us know! What tool are you using to mount ISO’s on Linux?

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