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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 64bit from DVD-RW onto SSD problem

01 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Professional Edition
 
 
Installing Windows 7 64bit from DVD-RW onto SSD problem

Hey there, new to the forum n' stuff. I already did a check of the topics and didn't quite find one that matched my issue so here it is.

I'm currently running Windows Vista 32bit on my 250gb HD. I also have a 80gb SSD I just purchased plugged in as well, my computer can see it but is completely unformated and untouched.
After I bought the "Windows 7 64bit Professional Upgrade" I download the package from Microsoft and got the 3 files you see on the right which I then extracted to the left...



I then used PowerISO and burned the extracted files onto a DVD-RW...



I then restarted my computer, held F8 and booted from my CD drive. When I did so my computer just started up like it always does from my standard HD and nothing happened. Rather confused as to what I need to do.

Any insight as to what the problem is?
My goal is to Install Windows 7 onto my blank SSD and wipe my existing HD clean (the one that holds my existing Win-Vista)

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01 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Try it with only the SSD plugged in using one of these methods,

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Can you test that the DVD is bootable on another machine?

You can try burning with imgburn at 4x speed if your other installer isn't working.
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01 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit Professional Edition
 
 

kk that 'seems' to be the fix, I'm downloading the .iso file now.
I'll burn that and attempt a boot from that DVD, will post here with the results later
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02 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, you'll need the ISO file burned to DVD with ImgBurn at 4x speed which never fails. Other best practices are here for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which apply to retail as well.

When you boot the installer with only the SSD plugged in, it won't see a qualifying OS so leave the Product Key blank during install, then afterwards do the quick workaround in Option 2 or 3 in the tutorial Derek linked. The allows activating Upgrade version on a new or wiped HD.
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02 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit Professional Edition
 
 

thankyou, that completely solved the problem, writing this response from my newly installed Windows 7 OS, thx again for the help ^_^
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03 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for posting back, glad to hear you're up and running.
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