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Network boot?

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So, I had a random thought the other day while I was planning out my build...

Would it be possible to boot windows 7 on a HTPC from a networked drive (NAS)? We'd have to have a mobo/NIC that supports booting from the network and would have to have iSCSI set up over the network but that would work wouldn't it?

Just trying to think of diskless options to boot 7MC to create a completely silent HTPC.
post #2 of 4
Probably not worth it with the speed size and cost of ssd now. I played with it a while ago and it was finicky.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I suppose that does make sense... would it be possible to boot off a 32gb SD card?

Just trying to minimize cost, haha.
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Originally Posted by alexandercarls View Post

So, I had a random thought the other day while I was planning out my build...

Always dangerous

Just use a SSD as suggested. Heck, I would not hesitate to use a 2.5" laptop drive if SSD too expensive.

Network boot is an old-old technology when OS was 4k (four kilobytes) and probly haven't updated since then.

My XP-many times updated OS takes <8 gig, my 2003 server takes like 2 gig, why do u need 32g for?

Keep it simple guy, just do paragraph #2.
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