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Windows 7: Can't install Windows 7 after purging HD

07 Nov 2011   #31
Salzus

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Free Download Bootable CD Now! - Home version?


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07 Nov 2011   #32
Salzus

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It worked that link, what now? What am I doing wrong?
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07 Nov 2011   #33
whs
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What have you done. Did you burn the download to a CD and tried to load it from the CD reader?
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07 Nov 2011   #34
Salzus

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Correct, so perhaps it can't read any DVDs. I am finding it difficult installing XP as a bootable CD. I have XP but dont know how to have it as bootable. Plan was to use XP as a stepping stone to install Win7. Unless I have other options.
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07 Nov 2011   #35
whs
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You did not answer my question.
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07 Nov 2011   #36
Salzus

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You also asked: Did you burn the download to a CD and tried to load it from the CD reader?
I replied "Correct" I downloaded the iso, burned to a CD and loaded it successfully using a CD/DVD rom player on the laptop (not an external drive)
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07 Nov 2011   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

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OK, I did not get that part. What I suggest you do is use your new bootable CD of partition wizard and reformat the disk. Then define a primary, active partition on it and then try to install from the DVD to that partition.
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07 Nov 2011   #38
Salzus

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
OK, I did not get that part. What I suggest you do is use your new bootable CD of partition wizard and reformat the disk. Then define a primary, active partition on it and then try to install from the DVD to that partition.
Do I wipe any sectors? Also how do I define a primary active partition.
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07 Nov 2011   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Just format the drive in NTFS. Then go to partition tab > create. Then to Partition tab > Modify.
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07 Nov 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

Did you say your DVD autostarted once you wiped the HD with DBAN as expected? WIll it load files and proceed with Custom install? Clean Install Windows 7
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