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Windows 7: Boot Win 7 from DVD/CD


14 Jun 2010   #1

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Boot Win 7 from DVD/CD

I've just got a Gateway laptop with OEM Windows 7 (which I've just upgraded from MSoft). One of the things I've learned to do first with a new computer is reorder the boot sequence such that the DVD/CD is first. If the c: drive fails, I can then boot with the DVD rescue disk and perhaps load a disk image of C: from an undamaged partition (I've divided the one disk into three partitions) onto the damaged boot partition.

I'm a new user of Windows 7, however, and the F8 key gets me only to a sort-of BIOS that does not offer to change the boot sequence. Thus, when I run a practice drill with a recovery disk in the drive, the boot process ignores it and boots normally. Is Win 7 written such that it will try the DVD drive if C: won't boot? If not, how do I get to the drive image on another partition or on an external drive?

Oyster


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14 Jun 2010   #2

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I believe Gateway recovery is F11.
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14 Jun 2010   #3

 

F2 or Esc will get you into the bios, F10 should get you to the boot options
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14 Jun 2010   #4
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Hello oyster, welcome to Seven Forums!


This is from the Gateway FAQ.
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14 Jun 2010   #5
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No need to set it in BIOS, you can use the one-time Boot Menu (f10 on gateway) just as easily and it won't slow your bootup speed - if you want.
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15 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks all. Gateway (via Best Buy) sent me a surprisingly able and elegant machine (their NV series), but included no docs at all: thus my confusion about BIOS and bootup. I suppose Gateway has some sort of site for these things, but a geezer like myself looks for paper, not ghostly emanations from cyberspace. (Your own helpful offerings excluded, of course). Much obliged!

Oyster
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15 Jun 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again oyster, if you need further assistance, we'll be here.
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