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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 on old Dell P3

05 Aug 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
More info: I just stuck a Vista install DVD in the drive and rebooted, I got prompted "Press any key to boot from CD:", pressed Enter and it booted into Vista setup fine. Removed the Vista DVD, put in a Win 7 DVD and rebooted, no prompt to boot from CD, went straight to hdd and booted from there.

There must be something unique about the Win 7 boot media.
Do this again but this time remove the Vista DVD after it boots up and replace with the Win7 DVD, see if it will then proceed with install.


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05 Aug 2011   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
More info: I just stuck a Vista install DVD in the drive and rebooted, I got prompted "Press any key to boot from CD:", pressed Enter and it booted into Vista setup fine. Removed the Vista DVD, put in a Win 7 DVD and rebooted, no prompt to boot from CD, went straight to hdd and booted from there.

There must be something unique about the Win 7 boot media.
Do this again but this time remove the Vista DVD after it boots up and replace with the Win7 DVD, see if it will then proceed with install.
I kinda doubt that will work but regardless, it is an alternative method and won't help me understand why it won't boot from the Win 7 media.

BTW, I have tried both disks I have burned from ISOs, as well as "factory" produced disks with identical results.
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05 Aug 2011   #13
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Tested with MS Windows 7 DVD, not downloaded ISO, installed with no problems.

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