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Windows 7: Install disk not working

07 May 2009   #1
Loco Metal Head

Windows 7
 
 
Install disk not working

Hey everyone, I'm new here and I want to download the Windows 7 RC (I have beta 7000 as of now) and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong exactly. I download the file and burn it on a dvd-r with active iso while the file is still compressed. What am I doing wrong exactly because when I place it in my desktop cd drive it automatically boots to the windows 7 beta and I tried changing the boot drive but I don't even see the disc their. Some help please? Thanks.

Note: Sorry bout the title mess up, meant to type something else but I hit enter by accident.


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07 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have the CD/DVD drive listed first, then the hard drive in the boot priority order list in the BIOS?

After you restart the computer with the DVD in the drive, you will only have 8 seconds to press a key to boot from the DVD when prompted.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2009   #3
Loco Metal Head

Windows 7
 
 

Well the option to boot the cd beforehand is not there so that is why I'm actually posting here. Is it because I didn't create the cd correctly?
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08 May 2009   #4
Hammerhead786

 
 

I know this sounds like a daft question but did you burn the image to the cd or did you just burn the file that you downloaded?
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08 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Loco Metal Head,

Following Hammerhead's post, did you use a program like ImgBurn to burn the ISO image file with to the DVD? Copying the ISO as is to the DVD will not work.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2009   #6
Thirteenthorder

Windows Se7en
 
 

I know this isn't exactly burning, per se'. But DAEMON Tools Lite gets the job done of mounting the .Iso and giving you a direct path to the installation.
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08 May 2009   #7
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm a little confused also, shouldn't it be burned to a dvd and not a cd and like was said above you need a burning prog to make the dvd.

Smitty
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08 May 2009   #8
Hammerhead786

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
I'm a little confused also, shouldn't it be burned to a dvd and not a cd and like was said above you need a burning prog to make the dvd.

Smitty
Yep your're right. Should be dvd and not cd..doh!.....Runs off to hide.
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08 May 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

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08 May 2009   #10
Loco Metal Head

Windows 7
 
 

All I am doing is taking the Windows 7 RC file I just downloaded which is in iso form and opening Active Iso along with the file and pressing burn. Should I be doing something different?
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