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Windows 7: Can't Install W7 over XP... what am I doing wrong?

05 Oct 2010   #1
Slimbone

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Can't Install W7 over XP... what am I doing wrong?

I currently have XP on my machine. I've copied the files I need saved, and want to install Windows 7 new. I insert the disc, and I'm told to reboot the PC, and then choose custom install. However, I leave the disc in the DVD drive, restart the machine, and the disc never comes up. I'm brought right back to the log-in for XP.

What am I doing wrong?


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05 Oct 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have yor Bios setup, set to boot from CD/DVD first, the HD ?
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05 Oct 2010   #3
Slimbone

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yes. I went into Bios and made sure it was set-up that way, and it was. Still not reading the disc.
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05 Oct 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is this a retail win7 DVD or one that was made from a .iso file?
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05 Oct 2010   #5
Slimbone

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Retail. Got the pretty box and everything. Just double checked the Advanced BIOS Features:

First boot device: CDROM
Second boot device: Hard Disk
Third boot device: Removable

The disc worked before when there was no OS already installed, but now it's giving me this trouble. Any thoughts?
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05 Oct 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sometimes you can get a Boot Menu screen during boot-up if you tap the F8 or F10 keys
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05 Oct 2010   #7
Slimbone

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Okay, I'll try that. Hitting the delete key brings me up to my BIOS screen, but I'll try F8 and F10.
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05 Oct 2010   #8
Slimbone

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, DocBrown! Hitting F8 brought up the Advanced Boot Options screen. From there, I chose 'Start Windows Normally', and it read the disc.

Problem solved!
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05 Oct 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Good job, Just ask more questions if you have any problems with anything else.
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05 Oct 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

It's a DVD, so you're not using the CD-ROM drive set first to boot.

I would wipe the HD before install to overwrite old or infected code: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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