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Windows 7: Win7 OEM disk will not boot


11 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Win7 OEM disk will not boot

I have tried to boot my OEM Windows 7 disk but it is not recognized.

This is a rebuild of a machine, new Anthlon X2, new Biostar MB, 2Gb RAM, new WD 500 STAT HD, new 430W PSU.

I tried several times to get the OEM Windows 7 disk to boot but nothing. To test what was wrong I inserted my XP home disk and that booted fine? I went ahead and did a base install of XP and it worked fine.

I installed my previous IDE HD and moved data to and external HD, but now I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 to the SATA HD and remove the IDE HD, but the OEM disk doesn't boot. From inside Windows Explorer if I view the D: (DVD) I see it has a disk but when I explore the disk it show no files? Is this normal? Is it an image that will not show the files?

Any help would be appreciated

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11 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did the Win 7 disc come pre installed on the machine that you have just updated?
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11 Aug 2010   #3

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

Was it as specific Brand OEM disc ? Dell, HP, etc ?
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7
 
 

No, machine is an old XP machine that I rebuilt with new components. Purchased the Microsoft OEM Win 7 Premium based on recommendation from store, this is an official Microsoft disc not a third party.

Both my OS discs are official Microsoft, the XP fires up but not the Windows 7.
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11 Aug 2010   #5

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

Will the Disc boot on any other computer ?
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11 Aug 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dolfan View Post
No, machine is an old XP machine that I rebuilt with new components. Purchased the Microsoft OEM Win 7 Premium based on recommendation from store, this is an official Microsoft disc not a third party.

Both my OS discs are official Microsoft, the XP fires up but not the Windows 7.
OK, So as this disc has not been used before if your new PC doesn't recognise it then it looks as if it is a faulty disc. See what Doc Brown says?
You say you can't open the disc to see the files in it. In Windows Explorer when you right click on the disc and click open you should see this folder structure:
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11 Aug 2010   #7

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

Is your optical drive a CD drive or DVD drive ?
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11 Aug 2010   #8

Win 7
 
 

No the drive is a DVD drive, burned several DVD's myself. As for trying in a different computer I'm short on another Windows box, I've got a MacBookPro but that won't help me. I might be able to see if my neighbor would let me put it into a machine and at least see if it reads it?????

Mitchell65 - I don't see anything, when I open the D: drive I just see a blank folder with no files???? That is what puzzles me as well, figured I should see a setup.exe and other stuff at a minimum.
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11 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you are opening the D drive but you can't get the OEM disc to be recognised what OS have you got on the machine? I gathered you were trying to install Win 7!
No forget the above. I see you have XP installed.
I can't think of anything else other than a duff disc. Testing on another PC will confirm, I think!
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11 Aug 2010   #10

Win 7
 
 

I have a IDE HD with XP installed that I plugged in. It was the C: drive and then looked at the disk in the DVD. This is a "clean" install scenario to the new SATA drive that is installed. Once this is working I will pull data from the IDE drive and it will go away.
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