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Windows 7: DVD Install doesn't work

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
DVD Install doesn't work

I have burnt the windows 7 rc files onto a DVD but when I restart to install it, I get the error message 'no bootable devices -- press f1 to retry or press f2 for setup'. What is going on with the dvd here, any ideas?

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07 Mar 2010   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
I have burnt the windows 7 rc files onto a DVD but when I restart to install it, I get the error message 'no bootable devices -- press f1 to retry or press f2 for setup'. What is going on with the dvd here, any ideas?
RC files .... did you mean you burnt the iso ? Then it should be bootable. But if you have copied it from any installation directory (hope i am guessing wrong) it should not work.

may I ask you why the RC till now, when the retail version is available?
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07 Mar 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need to burn the iso file as a disk image in order for it to boot from the DVD...but I would strongly suggest the RTM version rather than the RC...the RC version has expired...
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You need to burn the iso file as a disk image in order for it to boot from the DVD...but I would strongly suggest the RTM version rather than the RC...the RC version has expired...
I have copied the windows rc ISO file onto the dvd. there is also FLV file copied onto the dvd that can't be deleted. Apart from that when I restart I still get the error 'no bootable devices'.
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07 Mar 2010   #5
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You cannot just copy the ISO file onto the DVD, especially one which has files already on it. You must use a special image burner and a fresh DVD.

Suggest you burn image to disk using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify - it never fails.
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07 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You cannot just copy the ISO file onto the DVD, especially one which has files already on it.

Use a new DVD, burn image to disk using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify - it never fails.
I copied it with Nero. and there weren't any files on it, I just copied an flv file after the ISO was copied... forgot I was not supposed to and I have ran out of recordables DVDs. I will try if I can make it work otherwise I will have to get new ones tomorrow.
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07 Mar 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

As GregRocker suggested:
Use ImgBurn. You MUST burn the ISO using ImgBurn or a similar approach and not simply copy the files.

Use ImgBurn. It works.

Now with that said, RC will only run for two hours at a time. You have waited too late. RC will shut down for good in June of this year.
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08 Mar 2010   #8
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You cannot just copy the ISO file onto the DVD, especially one which has files already on it.

Use a new DVD, burn image to disk using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify - it never fails.
I copied it with Nero. and there weren't any files on it, I just copied an flv file after the ISO was copied... forgot I was not supposed to and I have ran out of recordables DVDs. I will try if I can make it work otherwise I will have to get new ones tomorrow.
You may burn it using Nero, too. But burn it as a disk image, so that it finished product may be a bootable dvd. Please dont put any other files in the dvd.

Open nero burning rom, in the recorder tab, select burn image option , browse for the disk image and burn it.


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08 Mar 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Arc,
You're correct about Nero. I reread my post and see where it would appear that I was saying that Nero would not work. True, that I've never been pleased with Nero which I've tried over the years. In fact, at one time I purchased Nero. But for every piece of software out there, there are people who have been pleased/displeased with the product.
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08 Mar 2010   #10
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Arc,
You're correct about Nero. I reread my post and see where it would appear that I was saying that Nero would not work. True, that I've never been pleased with Nero which I've tried over the years. In fact, at one time I purchased Nero. But for every piece of software out there, there are people who have been pleased/displeased with the product.
Hi Karl !
I also dont like nero. If it is the matter of burning disks, CDBurnerXP works nice. Nero is just a heap of applications, Jack of all trades, master of none.

But I must to say, nero provides a wide burning options.
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