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Windows 7: upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd


05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd

help please
I have win xp 32 and bought a win 7 64 upgrade dvd

when I put it into my dvd drive it doesn't do anything I tried running the bios and putting the dvd drive to #1 priority but it doesn't do anything either

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05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You cannot upgrade from XP to Windows7
A Clean install is required
Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

I read that but the first step says boot the computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD.
I can't get this to work
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05 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Is it booting from the DVD at all?

What is happenign?
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05 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
I read that but the first step says boot the computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD.
I can't get this to work
Make an iso image out of the DVD
Make a bootable installation USB stick and use it to install windows 7
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05 Feb 2011   #6

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Is it booting from the DVD at all?
What is happenign?
after the option to load bios i get a black screen with flashing underscore, looks like pc is trying to load dvd (dvd drive light is flashing) but nothing actually loads and after 30 sec it just loads up xp as normal.
when i go to my computer it shows the dvd drive as normal but no files (as if nothing is actually in the drive, it is working though have tried other cds and a dvd)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
I read that but the first step says boot the computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD.
I can't get this to work
Make an iso image out of the DVD
Make a bootable installation USB stick and use it to install windows 7
not sure I can do this when the dvd is not recognized? don't i need to transfer the data from the dvd to the usb flashdrive?
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05 Feb 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Sorry this is an obvious question, but are you inserting a DVD into a CDROM drive? Or DVD into DVD drive?

Regards,
Golden
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05 Feb 2011   #8

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

it says DVD-RAM drive on 'my computer' and the front of the actual drive says 'dvd-RW'

I believe it is a SONY DVD RW AW-G170A

I've only got one drive so hopefully it's the right sort of one?
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05 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BrutalLogiC, welcome to Seven Forums!



Just as a test, what happens if you insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive while in XP, does it do anything?
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05 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

This dvd was burnt by you from an iso? Or its a pre-manufactured, labelled one?

Also check if theres a firmware update for that drive.
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