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Windows 7: DVD drive problem

25 Dec 2010   #1
nike7017

windows vista 32bit
 
 
DVD drive problem

My Toshiba Satellite laptop encounters problems with reading DVD discs in the drive. I received Windows 7 as a gift and because the laptop can't read these discs, I cannot install the software. Is there anyway I can download the software online and then enter my product key when necessary? Or use my product key to download the software?


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25 Dec 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

You can use another computer to open the DVD and copy its files to a folder. Then move the folder via flash stick, external HD or your network to the target machine. Once there, run Setup file as Administrator to in-place Upgrade or Clean (Custom Install) Win7. Clean Install Windows 7

If you have a 4gb+ flash stick, you might as well write the DVD's ISO image file to the stick so you have a bootable installer which can also be used to repair Win7 if it won't start. The easiest method is to extract the ISO file from DVD using ImgBurn, then install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Disk Image, then use Format Button, next Write button. Boot the flash stick by setting it as first device to boot in BIOS setup, or using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.
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25 Dec 2010   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Just a small suggestion...might want to fix/replace the dvd first....could save a lot of heartburn the problem goes deeper than a bad drive....
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25 Dec 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Try this:


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25 Dec 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

With the Windows 7 DVD/Flash stick tool Seekermeister uploaded, try writing the ISO you extract from DVD to flash stick. It can sometimes be fussy, however, about the ISO source.
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