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Windows 7: Problems Connecting to the Internet

22 Jul 2015   #61
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I tried burning another DVD based on the link given for a tutorial. All I can see is that it's another way to do what I already did. It assumes you are either doing an ISO or IMG files to begin with. It did not offer me an option to burn either, it assumes that is what you are burning. I don't understand what makes the file bootable or not.
While the F2 does not seem to work on this machine, it does on the XP machine, but I wasn't sure how to get it to go to the DVD while I was in that mode - it did not do it automatically.
I'm beginning to think this stuff is beyond my capabilities and it's getting very frustrating.
P.S. I right clicked on the file and, in properties, it says it's a Disc Image File (.iso).


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22 Jul 2015   #62
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Could you attach a picture of logo screen nevertheless please?
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22 Jul 2015   #63
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Since I don't see how to add an attachment to a regular reply, I'll try this quick reply that does have an attachment manager. Sorry about the quality. It shows a round circle with Dell in it.


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22 Jul 2015   #64
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quick Reply doesn't have attachment manager, you have to "Go Advanced" and use the paperclip.

Anyway, I was hoping to see the whole screen but bottom is missing. Hmm, did you try pressing ESC in this screen? If doesn't work, try Pause/Break too.
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22 Jul 2015   #65
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

There isn't anything else on the screen. I'll try hitting others keys tomorrow( I'm on my iPad and it's getting late).
I checked the DVD and it only has one big file on it. I have no idea how to get a bootable version. I went to the site, picked a version and a mirror site to download from. I downloaded the file, double clicked it and it wanted to burn a DVD. I have no idea where to go with this from here.
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22 Jul 2015   #66
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

> I checked the DVD and it only has one big file on it.
Then it will not be bootable.

> I have no idea how to get a bootable version.
> I went to the site, picked a version and a mirror site to download from.
"bootable" has nothing to do with how the file is downloaded. It has everything to do with how the file was burned to the DVD.

> I downloaded the file, double clicked it and it wanted to burn a DVD.
Double clicking on it is not one of the steps mentioned here:
Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file
See step 2.

I've never done those steps, so this is only a guess:
It looks like double clicking burns the file as a file (data)
vs.
Right clicking - which should present a context menu as shown in step 2.

If you do not see the context menu shown in step two, then don't waste another DVD.


I really doubt that you need to change anything in BIOS.

Let's concentrate on making a bootable DVD first.


Hang in there.
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23 Jul 2015   #67
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If I use the right button and click on the file, it does give me an option to burn a DVD( sorry, it was on top in plane sight). If I double click the file, I get the exact same thing. I see nothing in that tutorial having to do with it ending up a bootable disc - you get what you get.
I know this sounds asinine, but I clicked on this site from my favorites and it just sat there NOT connecting. I figured I wasn't going to waste 1/2 of my day sitting and waiting, so, I got my iPad and was going to look at this through that. As soon as I powered up my iPad, I got a connection on my Windows 7 machine. It seems to be more than a coincidence because it's happened a few times before.
IF the solution to a Windows 7 problem is downloading a completely different operating system, then maybe you can download the same file the same way I did and burn a DVD like I did and verify it works, because it sure looks like I can't. If you can get it to work, please come back with detailed instructions on what to do and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Is there something wrong or different with Dell's version of the operating system? The things I'm being told to do aren't working for me.

NOTE: I just went to the Linux site and looked up the mint mate 64 bit download "Known Issues" and it says:

Note: Linux Mint does not use digital signatures and does not register to be certified by Microsoft as being a "secure" OS. As such, it will not boot with SecureBoot. If your system is using secureBoot, turn it off.

As usual, I don't know what needs to be done here.
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23 Jul 2015   #68
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am getting the exact context menu entry as in the tutorial in a Virtual Machine (Win7 Pro x64).
But my own machine has "Burn using Imgburn" since I have that software installed. maybe you have a CD/DVD writing software that has changed the entry?
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23 Jul 2015   #69
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am using Windows 7 Home edition. I am using whatever comes with it. I am not using Windows Pro and have a real Dell machine. I have specifically asked if there is something inherently different with Dell's version of Windows 7, but have not received an answer. It is entirely possible that we are talking apples and oranges as the things you guys are asking me to do aren't working as prescribed.
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23 Jul 2015   #70
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodakjack View Post
If I use the right button and click on the file, it does give me an option to burn a DVD( sorry, it was on top in plane sight)....
The wording is important. Does the context menu that you get when you right click on the ISO file say Burn disc image? If yes, then please try to make the DVD one last time. If no, let us know exactly what it says.


You are correct. The tutorial does not mention the word bootable, nor should it. The tutorial tells us how to make a disc image. Whether or not the end result is a bootable CD or DVD depends on the contents of the ISO file.

"Disc image" means that the files within the ISO will be written to the disc (e.g. the ISO file itself will not be burned to disc). The end result should be a mirror image of the original disc that the ISO was made from.

"Burn to disc" means that a data disc will be made. Only the ISO file will be burned to disc as is (e.g. one big file).


Don't concern yourself with secure boot just yet.


Hang in there.
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