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Windows 7: Windows 7 Disk not bootable


13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Disk not bootable

Hello,

I don't know if the title is misleading but i am having problems with Windows 7 Disk.

I am currently using Windows XP and i want to install Windows 7. So, i downloaded windows 7 from Microsoft site and it was in .iso format. I downloaded it and burned it on a dvd. I have burned the disk properly. As i am on desktop in Windows XP, and i put the DVD in the CD drive, autorun starts setup.exe from the Win 7 disk and i get a screen to install Win 7. When i start to install, it does not allow me to format my C drive, as i have less space and it asks to boot the disk from restart.

So, i restarted my comp, and presses F8 and the boot selection menu popped up. I selected the CD Drive so that it can boot from the disk. But, then i don't get any message such as "Please click any button to boot from the disk". It directly loads windows xp and i cannot install win 7.

I tried it twice and both the times it loads XP, and does not boot from the disk.

Please advice what should i do.

Thanking you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try not pressing F8 at restart.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If i don't press F8, i won't be able to select the boot selection to DVD Drive. Default it HDD. When i used to reinstall XP, i used to press F8 and then boot from DVD Drive and it worked fine. But i don't know why it is not happening with Win 7.
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooldude1234 View Post
Hello,

As i am on desktop in Windows XP, and i put the DVD in the CD drive, autorun starts setup.exe from the Win 7 disk and i get a screen to install Win 7. When i start to install, it does not allow me to format my C drive, as i have less space and it asks to boot the disk from restart.

Thanking you
Windows asked you to restart, not press F8, by pressing F8 you cancel the win 7 install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I meant it asked me to restart and boot from the dvd to format my C drive and install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I read the threads and now i am showing you where i am facing the problem:

In this thread: Clean Install Windows 7

The first point says:

Quote:
1. Boot the computer from your Windows 7 installation DVD.
NOTE: Make sure that the CD/DVD drive is selected first in the boot order in your BIOS settings. Usually it is by default.
I did that. But the DVD is not booting. That is after changing the Boot Order in BIOS so that DVD Drive is first priority, i dont get this screen:



Instead, it loads Windows XP.

Now coming to this thread: Make bootable iso from student d/l[2]=General%20Tips

I already have all these files on my DVD:



Then too, it is not Booting.

I hope you understood my problem

please help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Where do you download the ISO from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

He said he downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's site.


Steve
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Install ImgBurn, select Verify Disk, then load in the ISO using file folder icon. Make sure it says bootable in text at left.

Now insert DVD, click Verify button to verify DVD against ISO. If necessary, burn again at 4x speed with Verify.

You can also create a bootable flash installer: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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