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Windows 7: Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

20 Dec 2012   #11

windows 7 64bit
using a usb stick to install windows 7


I found it from Microsoft anyway!

But I dont know anyone with a 4gb usb drive, so Im going to ask someone for their external cd/dvd drive instead as Im getting nowhere with this. Why do windows make this difficult I dont know

All other discs work fine.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Like I asked, where did this disc come from ?

Is it store brought ? Did you make it ? Did someone else make it ?

You HAVE TO make sure the disc works !!

Your local computer store will have usb drives, silly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #13

windows 7 64bit


The Windows disc was bought on Amazon a while ago now and I have since used this disc twice successfully, had a few problems loading it up like now, but never this difficult. It is an authentic copy as I confirmed with Microsoft authenticity.

I know I have to buy a USB 4gb stick if that`s what I want to do, but at the moment, I do not have money, for this reason I do not buy one!

I will ask a friend for an external cd/dvd drive, best I think.

Thanks AddRam for your help up to now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Always glad to try and help.

Like I said, check the disc on another machine, maybe make a copy of it.

Making copies removes any defects. Scratches etc.

Good Luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #15

Ultimate 32bit

Maybe some files on your disc are corrupted . Download an .ISO file of your edition of win7 and then follow AddRAM's 3rd tut .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP


Where did you get the Win7 DVD? Did you burn it yourself? Burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Do you get a prompt to "Press any key to boot disk" when you set DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup?

If not try triggering DVD with the one-time BIOS boot menu key given on first boot screen.

If it doesn't boot then there's something wrong with the DVD, ISO or burn. Is DVD new, clean and unscratched?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

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