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Windows 7: Bootable Disk

19 Apr 2014   #1
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 
Bootable Disk

Good Morning to all you Seven Forums problem solvers:

I have a number of games that I purchased on line for the use of my wife's grandkids when they come to visit. The problem is that when they are playing the games I can't access my desktop which I use for a number of research projects. Also, their inquisitive little fingers sometime click keys that change some of my settings.


My brother gave me a laptop that runs Windows 7 since he has upgraded to a fancier model that runs Windows 8. I figured that this would be a perfect tool for the kids to use to play their games. I have installed the games on a DVD along with the games management file. However, when I attempt to boot the laptop from the disk I get a message telling me that Windows doesn't recognize the disk. My desktop runs Windows 7, I have changed the laptop BIOS to boot from the disk and, since the burned disk will open on my desktop, I assume that I need some other file to allow it to open on the laptop. After digging around the best information I can find says something about requiring an .iso file and that I can download it from Microsoft.

Just what type of .iso file do I need? Will this file allow me to boot from a disk on the laptop? This is something beyond my level of knowledge and I would appreciate a primer on just what is required to make a bootable disk.

The games have all been legally purchased from Big Fish games.

If any of you good people can steer me to a site that will provide the answers I need it would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Powell Lucas


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19 Apr 2014   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

If you can find the page that talks about the ISO, post the link here. == What about installing the games to your laptop instead of booting with a disk? Make a shortcut on the Desktop and the kids can just click the appropriate shortcut to open the game.
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19 Apr 2014   #3
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

I tried transferring the files to the laptop but without success. To get the games on my laptop I would have to repurchase them all. Perhaps I'm not transferring properly. I will check out the instructions for transferring files between computers on this forum a little more thoroughly.
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19 Apr 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

1) You can`t use your laptop while someone else is using it.

2) Make a user account just for these kids.

3) You can`t boot from a dvd with games on it.

4) You have to install the games on the computer.

5) You need to have the installers on the dvd.

6) If you bought the games once you do not have to purchase them again, just use the key you got when you purchased the game.

7) You should not be letting kids play with your laptop if you need it

8) Buy them a cheap desktop.
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19 Apr 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

7) You should not be letting kids play with your laptop if you need it

8) Buy them a cheap desktop.
Addram -- The Desktop is his main computer. The laptop is for the kids to play on.
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19 Apr 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Some people use the term desktop to mean "the monitor in front of them" so the term laptop was used loosely, I assumed he was talking about a laptop the entire time.
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19 Apr 2014   #7
Powell41

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
 
 

I don't use the laptop. I'm trying to install games on it so they don't tie up my desktop. There is no key to activate the games. They are all listed on the game management file and are activated from there or from my HD. The games have there own installers but Windows 7 won't recognize the disk. What I'm trying to find out is how to make the disk bootable. (What files do I need to install so that Windows will recognize it and open the disk?)
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19 Apr 2014   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Powell41 View Post
I don't use the laptop. I'm trying to install games on it so they don't tie up my desktop. There is no key to activate the games. They are all listed on the game management file and are activated from there or from my HD. The games have there own installers but Windows 7 won't recognize the disk. What I'm trying to find out is how to make the disk bootable. (What files do I need to install so that Windows will recognize it and open the disk?)
To install on the laptop, you would need the actual DVD for the games when they were purchased. I don't think there is any other way to install them. == One thing you could do is limit access to certain parts of your computer so they don't mess up your stuff on the Desktop PC.
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19 Apr 2014   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, you may have to install the games on the laptop the same way you installed it on the Desktop. You can't play the games merely copying the installed files to the laptop.

And if those are licensed, may be the licensing conditions do not allow you to install on a second PC and activate it.

But usually the vendors would have indicated how to deactivate it on the first PC and then install on a new PC and activate it.

Please contact your game vendor on the modality, if you do not know.
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