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How Do You Install Vista On A Non Bootable Hardrive?

By matthew2777
Aug 6, 2007
  1. Just Put The Cd In?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Put the CD in the optical drive that is set in the BIOS as first boot device. Then shutdown. Restart from a cold boot, and VISTA should do the rest.
     
  3. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    the guy from ibuypower.com said i shud just buy the pc with vista already installed cuz u would have to know computers well to install vista or any other OS with a non bootable hardrive
     
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    There's no such thing as a non-bootable hard drive. That guy in the store needs to go learn about computers before he presumes to teach others. All you have to do to boot off a hard drive which is not the standard one is select it in the BIOS. Then put the Vista disc in, boot up, and install. In fact, I believe you may be able to just put the Vista disc in, you might not even have to change the BIOS.
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Salesman? You are talking to a salesman? He doesn't make enough money to even own a computer, let along have the noggin to use one.
    Follow MetalX, not a salesman at an online computer store.
     
  6. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    The Ibuypower Site Says The Hardrive Is Non Bootable If Theres No Hardrive
     
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