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Windows 7: Req'd to have Install Media in Drive to Boot - Why?

20 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Req'd to have Install Media in Drive to Boot - Why?

Hi, I'm
My adventure re-installing W-7 continues...The inconvenience of the machine stating "No Operating System" upon a Restart was due to what was, I thought, a "not clean" install of W-7 Pro.
After a "clean" re-install though, the same message would appear.
"Aha", I thought, the message was due to not activating W-7.
Sure enough, upon activating W-7 by phone, Restart didn't give that msg.
Now, a few minutes ago, upon booting from Power Off, I read "No Operating System" which didn't appear when I had the W-7 Install Media in the drive and powered up.
Is there a fix? I don't think it's right to require the Install Disk every time a boot occurs. I've done re-installs with this same machine & same Install disk and not rec'd that msg.
Here is my Disk Management screen capture:

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20 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

No, you don`t need a disc in the drive to run windows, I`d try installing again.

Clean Install Windows 7

Do you have the boot order set to

1) DVD drive
2) Hard drive

Everything in your screenshot looks right.

Having windows activated should have nothing to do with a fresh install, you have 30 days to activate
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20 Aug 2014   #3

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

From recovery environment:
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20 Aug 2014   #4

win 7

it like you are running a computer game.
go to bios>booting sequence and move your internal hdd on top,save and exit.
even it doesnt solve install easybcd software.
run that,under diaplay mode see Boot Deive whether its C: or not..
if not then go to advanced setting and change it to C:
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20 Aug 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP


I'd also move HDD to first device to boot in BIOS setup.

Then boot the Windows 7 disk using one-time BIOS Boot menu key shown on BIOS splash screen, to run a few Startup Repairs, at reboot remove disk to see if it boots on its own.
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