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Windows 7: Windows 7 Enterprise on xp

15 Oct 2009   #1
Mouratti

Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 Enterprise on xp

Hy

my DVD from windows 7 enterprise is not bootable, that's normal? it's original from my company!

How can o make a clean install on laptop with xp upgrade to 7?

Thanks


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15 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mouratti View Post
Hy

my DVD from windows 7 enterprise is not bootable, that's normal? it's original from my company!

How can o make a clean install on laptop with xp upgrade to 7?

Thanks
M

You need a dvd to install win 7.
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15 Oct 2009   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could always follow the guides to have it install from a USB flash drive, but I would first try and figure out why the DVD isn't booting. If it is legitimate from your company, then it should be bootable. Did someone give it to you burned already, or was it an ISO file? How did you burn it, if the latter? Do you see one single file on the disc, or does it look like a normal install disc's structure?
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15 Oct 2009   #4
Antman

 

DVD not bootable - indicates one of two conditions, or both:

DVD contains the ISO as an ISO

Target machine does not have Boot From DVD drive selected - either as a default or boot selectable.
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15 Oct 2009   #5
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mouratti View Post
Hy

my DVD from windows 7 enterprise is not bootable, that's normal? it's original from my company!

How can o make a clean install on laptop with xp upgrade to 7?

Thanks

Sir, that is an Upgrade DVD.. please log onto your destop normally and Upgrade it..!!if not then Custom install it.!
Cheers
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15 Oct 2009   #6
Mouratti

Windows XP
 
 

It's original the DVD! Not say Upgrade or something like that!
I have Boot from DVD and have DVD player on PC.
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15 Oct 2009   #7
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Doesn't it have to be installed from inside Windows, and not at startup?
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15 Oct 2009   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
Doesn't it have to be installed from inside Windows, and not at startup?
No, it should be bootable. I don't ever install an OS without first wiping the previous on off, including partitions.
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15 Oct 2009   #9
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
Doesn't it have to be installed from inside Windows, and not at startup?
No, it should be bootable. I don't ever install an OS without first wiping the previous on off, including partitions.
According to Microsoft web site...In order to install the upgrade version of Windows 7, you must have a qualifying Windows operating system installed and activated. You cannot install an upgrade version of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive. The installation procedure does not ask you to insert a Windows disc in the drive for verification, the actual qualifying operating system must be installed.
If you do not have a qualifying Windows operating system installed with a genuine license activated, then you cannot use the upgrade version of Windows 7 - you would need a "full version" Windows 7 license.

In summary:

1. A qualifying Windows operating system must be installed.
2. The qualifying Windows operating system must have a genuine license (product key) and it must be activated.
3. To upgrade, boot to the qualifying Windows desktop, insert the Windows 7 Upgrade disc in the DVD drive.
4. When the setup menu appears, select Custom (advanced) to initiate a clean install procedure.
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15 Oct 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

try to boot from a bootable Linux "Live" CD/DVD. Something like Ubuntu or Knoppix. If that doesn't boot either, then you know the problem isn't with the Windows 7 media.
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