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Windows 7: PC wont read my Windows 7 installation disc

21 Aug 2013   #1

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PC wont read my Windows 7 installation disc

Any help much appreciated as this is driving me crazy.

Basically as the title says my PC wont recognise either Windows 7 disc, 32 or 64 bit.

I'm currently running Windows 7 but trying to reformat. Its worked before with the same PC and disc.
It wont boot when I choose to boot from disk on BIOS and it wont recognise the disc when I put it in. (when Windows is loaded up).

Now here's the kicker.

The DVD drive is fine as my PC is accepting other DVD's I have (I even tried 4 to make sure) and the same Windows 7 disc works fine in my laptop.

So the problem isn't the DVD or the DVD drive. What have I done?

As I said there any help much appreciated.

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21 Aug 2013   #2

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Try using a USB Pen Drive.
For UEFI & x64:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

For x32:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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21 Aug 2013   #3
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But will that disk boot and load in another PC?

Either way I'd burn another one provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps also apply to retail and will show you how to get and keep a perfect install.
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