How to Setup Windows from Hiren's Boot CD - Free Online Tutorial

In this Tutorial, we are going to learn how we can use Hiren's Boot CD to setup windows without using Windows Setup CD/DVD/USB. (You must have windows setup file extacted from CD/DVD or ISO on your local Hard Drive.)

Step 1: Boot to Hiren's Boot CD/DVD/USB and select Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7

Note: Mini Windows 7 will be available on Restored DVD Version of Hiren's Boot CD 15.2.

Now it loads your Mini Windows XP or Mini Windows 7.
A simple version of Windows XP is made as an option to be used in cases that require a separate or independent OS, like in a scenario that a certain computer has been filled with viruses. That way, another OS is working on the installed Operating System, and the user can use any available program to clean such viruses without having the need to reformat.

Step 2: After loading Mini Windows, open HBCD Menu and click Programs,

Go to Partition / Boot / MBR Section, Open Any Partition Tool (Acronis, Partition Wizard, Partition Guru, Paragon etc.)

Create a Primary Partition for Windows Setup and make that an Active Partition (Very Important) and apply the changes.


Step 3: Again open HBCD Menu and go to Windows Installation Tools Section, Select WinNT Setup.


Now select install.wim file from the sources folder of your Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Setup Folder.

Note: If there is no install.wim and if you find install.esd file there (Win 8/8.1/10), Use NTLite to convert install.esd to install.wim.

Now Select Location of the Boot Drive (Must be Primary Active Partition)

Now Select Location of the Installation Drive (Can be same as Boot Drive, or you can choose a different Drive where you want to install Windows.

Format the drives you have selected if there is older windows installation. 

Select the windows edition you want to install in the edit section. Check Mount Installationdrive as and select C: And then click Setup.


Click OKWait for the Setup to Finish Applying Windows ImageThen click OK, and Close the tool. Then Reboot the PC

Step 4: Let the Windows Start for the first time and input the Locale and User information. Done...


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