Hello, I read that you can install W7 without using a thumb drive/DVD by simply using Virtual Clone Drive. I downloaded the 7127 iso, mounted it using VCD, and started the installation on a new partition. However, the setup expands the installation files, it stops and gives me the error message, "Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation." Basically, the computer wants to restart, but something isn't allowing it to. From my research, it seems that a clean install onto a new partition should work using VCD. Why then, am I getting this message? I'm running this installation out of Windows XP. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix the problem?