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Windows 7: Help! Need to upgrade from RC

29 Jul 2010   #1
minimoog

Windows 7
 
 
Help! Need to upgrade from RC

Hey everyone.
So I've been running windows 7 release candidate for some time, long past its expiry. I have gone out and bought a legitimate version but now it won't let me boot from the cd! I changed all the settings in my bios to only boot from cd and it somehow still loads from the harddrive? When i insert the cd if the laptops on it doesn't recognise the disk, but i know its not dodgy because i tryed it on my other computer with xp and seemed to work fine.
Could maybe have something to do with a 3rd party boot program i installed when i first got rc that got rid of the option of choosing which op i wanted to load when booting (even though i only had one). I can't seem to find that program anymore. What im getting to is would it be safe to just get a format prgram and wipe the hd partion its on then try load from scratch? Thanks


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is exactly what I would suggest... alternatively, you could extract the files from the Install DVD to a separate drive or partition and run the setup.exe file from there...
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29 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Will the DVD start in Windows?

BIOS boot change.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
minimoog

Windows 7
 
 

The dvd doesn't load in windows. It just spits it out and asks to please insert disk, but the drive runs fine with other dvd's. Thats why i'm a little hesitant on formatting just incase it still doesn't want to read for whatever reason.
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29 Jul 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have aother DVD drive you could use.
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29 Jul 2010   #6
minimoog

Windows 7
 
 

yeah i've a desktop that it seemed to load fine in.
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29 Jul 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried a "clean" install" ? Clean Install Windows 7
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29 Jul 2010   #8
minimoog

Windows 7
 
 

ah pretty sure you need to boot from cd to clean install. which isn't going so well for me at the moment.
Is there a way i could get everything off the dvd that i need on my other comp then get it onto my other partition and install from there?
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29 Jul 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

extract the files to a flash drive... easy peasy..
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29 Jul 2010   #10
minimoog

Windows 7
 
 

naww thanks guisee. will let you know how it turns out.
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