First off: I have ONE hard drive to work with here (not counting the fact that I'm on another computer to type this up) I can partition/format that hard drive ANY way required. The hard drive is currently partitioned as such: 40~GB NTFS (partition 1, empty), 7GB NTFS (.isos contained here), 7GB FAT32 (extracted Windows 7 .iso contained here, -identical- to the DVD itself) [has BOOT flag] I am able to partition the drive via a 1GB USB stick with GParted installed on it. I do NOT have access to a working DVD burner. I would like to install Windows 7 on that 40~GB NTFS partition, but can't seem to boot from the 7GB FAT32 partition. I have NO idea what steps would be required to boot from that partition properly. I -do- know that my computer is trying to boot from there, but it has no idea what files to open. Simply put, I need to figure out a way to get that 7GB FAT32 partition to behave as if it was a DVD-ROM drive. There is NO operating system installed on the computer in question, so "booting in to Windows" is not an option. Edit: I should clarify, the boot priorities are set up correctly, and I know exactly how to do that. That's not the problem. Also, I "extracted" the Windows 7 .iso via Daemon Tools. Edit 2: The message I get goes something like "This is not a bootable disk." "DISK BOOT FAILURE" .. etc. Update: Re-did most of what I did before.. now I get the error "Remove disks or other media." followed by "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK TO CONTINUE"