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Windows 7: Upgrade from XP to Win 7

01 Sep 2010   #1
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Upgrade from XP to Win 7

Quick question: I recently purchased a digital download of Windows 7 upgrade (from digitalriver). I downloaded two files: one was a setup file intended to be ran in my current windows. The other is an ISO image that must be burned. Thing is, I want to install windows 7 and format my entire compute prior to the upgrade so I am going to need to boot into the installation. My question (finally) is: do I need to just burn the ISO to a DVD and then restart my computer, booting into the installation setup?


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01 Sep 2010   #2
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luxurymode View Post
Quick question: I recently purchased a digital download of Windows 7 upgrade (from digitalriver). I downloaded two files: one was a setup file intended to be ran in my current windows. The other is an ISO image that must be burned. Thing is, I want to install windows 7 and format my entire compute prior to the upgrade so I am going to need to boot into the installation. My question (finally) is: do I need to just burn the ISO to a DVD and then restart my computer, booting into the installation setup?

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01 Sep 2010   #3
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
thanks!

Thanks for prompt reply!
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01 Sep 2010   #4
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
problems...

I burned the ISO image to a DVD and restarted my computer. It wouldnt boot from the DVD. Went into boot options to check priorities. I think it had "diskette" as first priority and "hard drive" or something as second and then "optical drive" as third. Can't tell how to enable booting from the DVD....

Any thoughts?
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01 Sep 2010   #5
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luxurymode View Post
I burned the ISO image to a DVD and restarted my computer. It wouldnt boot from the DVD. Went into boot options to check priorities. I think it had "diskette" as first priority and "hard drive" or something as second and then "optical drive" as third. Can't tell how to enable booting from the DVD....

Any thoughts?

Optical drive set as first boot, Hard drive Second, floppy, last......
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01 Sep 2010   #6
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Set the Optical Drive as the the first to boot. Restart the computer with the dvd in the drive and the installation will begin.


Steve
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01 Sep 2010   #7
Inneedofhelp

Win732
 
 

You don't actually need a physical disk. If you use a virtual CD driver (like magiciso) you will be able to do what you want.
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01 Sep 2010   #8
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
thanks!

Once again, thank you all for the prompt reply. I simply didn't realize that optical drive referred to the dvd/cd drive. Was able to boot with dvd easily.

This is shaping up to be the best forum I've ever joined! Thanks a lot!
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01 Sep 2010   #9
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luxurymode View Post
Once again, thank you all for the prompt reply. I simply didn't realize that optical drive referred to the dvd/cd drive. Was able to boot with dvd easily.

This is shaping up to be the best forum I've ever joined! Thanks a lot!
Somebody is on here 24/7

Check out the tutorials section when you get a chance
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01 Sep 2010   #10
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Glad we could help you


Steve
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