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Windows 7: Install disk fails to boot into setup

22 Nov 2009   #1
RickJW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Install disk fails to boot into setup

I have downloaded windows 7 home premium upgrade ISO from the microsoft store. The burned the iso to disk using the image burner in windows.

My problem is that the disk will boot, and a "windows is loading" screen appears which only takes a minute. Then a windows background appears on screen with a cursor. That is all. No setup at all. What might be wrong here. I would like to make a bootable disk that works.

I can run setup from an OS, but that is not what I want to be able to do.
Help please,
Rick


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22 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

As far as I know, 1 most likely problem

Burn a new ISO at slowest speed
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22 Nov 2009   #3
ktr

vista 64bit
 
 

Hi, I'm having almost the same problem.
Let me know if that works for you?
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

@ktr Almost same problem, may not be the same. You may have to change your boot order in BIOS.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
RickJW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have tried everything advised and no Joy. The disk boots, but doesn't load setup.
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22 Nov 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Disconnect everything from the computer. Leave only monitor, mouse, and key board. Use the Windows Upgrade Advisor to find any potential problems. Turn off A/V and firewall. Then try to install.

Microsoft.com has Upgrade advisor
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22 Nov 2009   #7
RickJW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

RichC46,
Nothing wrong with the computer. I installed 7HPR to this computer running setup from within XP, so am using 7 now. I want to be able to boot to the install DVD if and when the OS fails.
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22 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RickJW View Post
RichC46,
Nothing wrong with the computer. I installed 7HPR to this computer running setup from within XP, so am using 7 now. I want to be able to boot to the install DVD if and when the OS fails.
Good thinking. For now go to Backup center and burn a repair disk to boot repair console until you get the installer working from boot.
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22 Nov 2009   #9
RickJW

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I burned the downloaded ISO image with imgburn at 4X and still same results. Is it possible that the iso is designed to only bu used from within an already running operating system being the download is the upgrade version of home premium? I don't know what else to try. I'm running out of blank DVD's.
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22 Nov 2009   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RickJW View Post
I burned the downloaded ISO image with imgburn at 4X and still same results. Is it possible that the iso is designed to only bu used from within an already running operating system being the download is the upgrade version of home premium? I don't know what else to try. I'm running out of blank DVD's.
No, neither the Upgrade or Full Retail require you to use it within the OS.

Gregrocker and many others here are very capable and helpful. I am sure we will get this thing resolved.

EDIT The only other thing that I can think of, even though I have no experience in the area, is that everyone here when they talk about an ISO, they mention IMGBurn, which you did not use. I am wondering if the Image Burner in Windows is capable of giving you the capability of burning a disc that is up to the task. Just a thought.
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