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Windows 7: Win7 OEM disk will not boot

11 Aug 2010   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

So, this is basically a brand new OEM disc. Therefore you or nobody else has booted it or viewed it on any computer ?


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11 Aug 2010   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post back when you have tested on another machine. Take it back to the store if necesssary!
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11 Aug 2010   #13
Dolfan

Win 7
 
 

Brand new purchased from retail store Monday off the shelf in the sealed box. I just ran and got it from my car, I'll look for a machine hear at the office to test, not sure we have anything as we are a Mac shop.

Thanks I'll report back what I find.
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11 Aug 2010   #14
Dolfan

Win 7
 
 

OK, well the OEM disc appears to be OK, I was able to view this on my MacBook, image below show what I see.

So the question now is why I didn't see anything at home when it was in my DVD?????


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11 Aug 2010   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you know the make & model of your DVD drive ? Is it IDE or SATA ?

By any chance do you have a 4gb or larger USB Flash drive to make a win7 USB Flash install ?
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11 Aug 2010   #16
Dolfan

Win 7
 
 

DVD drive is for sure a IDE, I think an older Optowrite. Funny thing is I purchased a new Samsung SATA DVD drive but didn't install as the XP disk could be read OK. If needed I could install the new SATA DVD to see if that changes something but I was going to save the $35 and return it.
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11 Aug 2010   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dolfan View Post
DVD drive is for sure a IDE, I think an older Optowrite. Funny thing is I purchased a new Samsung SATA DVD drive but didn't install as the XP disk could be read OK. If needed I could install the new SATA DVD to see if that changes something but I was going to save the $35 and return it.

At this point, it would probably be worth the $35 to try installing with the new SATA DVD drive.
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11 Aug 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

since you're on a mac that can read the disk, why not copy its contents to a 4 GB flash drive? You should be able to get your computer to boot from that.
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11 Aug 2010   #19
Dolfan

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
since you're on a mac that can read the disk, why not copy its contents to a 4 GB flash drive? You should be able to get your computer to boot from that.
That will be my backup plan! I'll see how things go tonight.
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11 Aug 2010   #20
madtownidiot

 

if you've got one handy, why not try it first? installing windows from a flash drive always goes much faster than from a DVD and is less prone to disk read errors during the install itself, which have a nasty way of not making themselves apparent until after the install is complete.. either way.. good luck
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