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Windows 7: ultimate steal Problems


08 Jan 2010   #1

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ultimate steal Problems

Hi i recently purchased the 64 bit pro version from the ultimate steal deal.I am currently running 32bit vista home premium but intend doing a custom clean install for the upgrade.I have run the test program and my computer will run 64 bit so should be no problem...
I have downloaded the exe version and have it saved on my seperate hard drive, and burnt it to dvd disc.I have also downloaded the iso image file and have it burnt onto dvd disc.
I have tried all ways to start the install going even changing the bios to run the drive first but no joy.....
please can someone one here write an idiots guide because this is doing my head in and i am sure its just something simple i just cant see.

thanks

Bob

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08 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Burn at slow speed 4X ?
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08 Jan 2010   #3

 

You must make sure you are burning a "Bootable ISO"
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08 Jan 2010   #4

Windows7 pro
 
 

Hi brady how can i find out if its a bootable iso?and rich what dfferance will it do burning the whole exe program at 4x?
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08 Jan 2010   #5

 

well the 4x comes from similar issues after burning a dvd or CD rom on the fastest setting. Sometimes the disk can't quite keep up with the burner so the file integrity is lost.

Some freeware ISO burners don't come with a "bootable" option on the "free" side, you'll need to purchase the full version of some of these applications before enabling the "bootable" options.

The only real way I can think of, to test the bootable, is to simply try... however, considering your thread, it doesn't seem to be bootable at this point.

I use Active ISO, but I'm pretty sure it's a purchased copy /shrug

I'll look around for a freebie...
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08 Jan 2010   #6

Windows7 pro
 
 

just had a thought do i have to run the iso image file disc before trying to load the windows 7 disc...............havent tried booting this from start up.
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08 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Test the ISO is bootable, then verify the DVD against it using ImgBurn's Verify Disk.

If ISO doesn't show bootable in text at left, download it again.

If the DVD doesn't Verify, then reburn using IMgburn at 4x with Verify.
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08 Jan 2010   #8

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The .iso you downloaded is already bootable.

You need to burn it as an image ( not as data) to dvd.

isoburner.zip

Then boot the dvd - and install process should start.

Before you install - make sure you have a backup image of your Vista partition - and have run off the Vista recovery discs ( unless they are already supplied, or you have the Vista install dvd).

Good idea to use this free imaging app. Make a separate backup image of the mbr.

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition


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08 Jan 2010   #9

Windows7 pro
 
 

Make a separate backup image of the mbr.

What do you mean by mbr? just re-burning it now.May carry on in morning as getting tired.I am now a little confused as i thought when i burnt it first time it was already an image file well i have to see.I have done back up copies of everything in my drives in case.Do i have load the IMAGE FILE FIRST.Then the windows 7....
bob
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bob1709 View Post
please can someone one here write an idiots guide because this is doing my head in and i am sure its just something simple i just cant see.
Is this...

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

...what you're looking for?
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