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Is it safe to remove the OS disk during OSRI


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#1 rajkumar_b3

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:36 AM

Hi Friends, I just wanted to know if it is good to remove the OS disk during the windows reinstallation.... The present screen where my friend is removing the disk says Set up will complete the installation in approximately 39 min, and he told me that by doing so the osri will complete more fastly. Is It True Please tell me I am confused

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:42 AM

Hi Friends, I just wanted to know if it is good to remove the OS disk during the windows reinstallation.... The present screen where my friend is removing the disk says Set up will complete the installation in approximately 39 min, and he told me that by doing so the osri will complete more fastly. Is It True Please tell me I am confused

I do not believe that is true because if you remove the disk that the operating system is being installed from, there is nothing there for setup to do the install with

Edited by Stang777, 01 March 2009 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:42 AM

Well, when your in the black screen where it's installing, no.

When you get into the Blue Screen, it is still not suggested. Reason being, is if the system has to go in to get information, it won't be able to.
Technically, there should be a major difference. Your CD drive wont be eating 500MB of RAM. Best to leave it in. You'll only what, save yourself 1 or 2 minutes if your lucky?
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:44 AM

Actually is it good to remove if the setup freezes in the blue screen which says an exciting new look. He told me that he would remove the cd when it freezes and then it continued for sometime and then got an error message saying "Fatal error occured and setup couldnot continue the installation", what to do now??

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:54 AM

FWIW: I often remove the XP install CD, after files have been loaded into memory for installation. No negative impact.

If the disk is needed again, for whatever reason, the XP install will prompt for it.

Once the files are loaded into memory (just prior to install), the XP CD is superfluous, IMO. I would guess that's why the 1st reboot takes place...the CD has done its job and the actual install takes place from the files which are now in memory. Just a guess.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

Hi hamluis, I think that might not be the case because if you remove the cd the installation will not continue at all. But if you take the case of windows Vista, you can remove the cd also from the computer during the installation after certain point of time.....I dont think that it would be possible to continue without the cd inside the computer

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

FWIW: I often remove the XP install CD, after files have been loaded into memory for installation. No negative impact.

If the disk is needed again, for whatever reason, the XP install will prompt for it.

Once the files are loaded into memory (just prior to install), the XP CD is superfluous, IMO. I would guess that's why the 1st reboot takes place...the CD has done its job and the actual install takes place from the files which are now in memory. Just a guess.

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So in your analysis, technically speaking, there should be no significance. Since all the files from the Installation has been booted and loaded, there shouldn't be a dramatic speed up. It's getting the information from the same place in either scenario.

Oh, and in Vista, some don't even use RD's. Some just use "images"

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:55 PM

I'm in error again...my senility must be starting to take its toll.

My response was strictly thinking of a clean install, not a repair install of XP.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

I'm in error again...my senility must be starting to take its toll.

My response was strictly thinking of a clean install, not a repair install of XP.

Louis


Well, in a repair install of XP you wouldn't go through the whole Welcome screen and the initial set up of the computer anyways. But yeah; his topic is a Repair install..

And yeah Louis.. You've been "scanning" instead of "reading".. Pay attention!

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

And yeah Louis.. You've been "scanning" instead of "reading".. Pay attention!


With the number of responses that hamluis makes some errors are bound to happen, it's a shame that you can't appreciate this and over look this rather than rudely admonishing him by telling him to pay attention. Shall we start watching your posts?

I would like to point out one of our forum rules...

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

And yeah Louis.. You've been "scanning" instead of "reading".. Pay attention!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:44 PM

My bad. I didn't mean to put him down. I honestly do honor and love his expertise and his replies. A mistake on my end. :thumbsup:

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:11 AM

No problem :thumbsup:, thanks.

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