Quote: Originally Posted by Nathc
The disc I believe is a copy with a corporate company key allowing multiple users. The dvd has been used by a few others with no issues, hence I thought I would try it. I only backed up my desktop files, no BIOS info or anything like that. I do not know whether it has been set to boot from the Rom drive, but when I had vista working it booted in the normal manner
That sounds perfectly dodgy and bogus.
Regardless, if you are not booting from the DVD, you are not going to install Windows from that disc.
How you boot from the DVD varies from PC to PC, but since we know absolutely nothing about your particular PC, it's a little difficult to help.
Try filling in your system specs (lower left corner of your posts) via the User Control Panel at the top of the screen. That's a good starting point.
Since you backed up only desktop files, I assume you have nothing else you care about on the hard drive--mp3s, videos, email, bookmarks, etc.