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Windows 7: Linux to Windows 7 - Big Problem

08 Dec 2009   #31


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roflamaow View Post
Hey everyone, just checked to see if the ISO was bootable, and turns out it is.
Now we need to get the Win7 DVD to boot up from BIOS.

Are you getting the prompt to "hit any key to boot from CD/DVD?"

I know you said you are booting directly into Linux, but perhaps you are missing that prompt if it is flashing by quickly.

Next, look for the Boot Menu key, a F-key given on first bootup menu that will allow you to choose which drive you boot. On my computer it is F10, others F8 or ESC.

You have already confirmed that CD/DVD drive is set to boot first in BIOS. Can you also check which controller is enabled: SATA, IDE or RAID. Do you have SATA drives? You might try IDE if SATA/IHCI is not working to boot DVD.

Are you good with zeroing out the entire HD to get rid of Linux traces? You could make a backup image stored externally to restore it if necessary.

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08 Dec 2009   #32

Ubuntu 9.0.4

Well I was wanting to remove Linux and it's GRUB when I installed Windows 7. Right now I'm going to run the Windows 7 disc on a Windows to make sure it's 100% bootable. As of right now, my BIOS is set to run the CD/DVD first, but yet still goes straight into linux. I'm also going to recompile the ISO on a Windows machine to see if the burner just on Linux isn't working, because it is only showing the [BOOT] folder. Thanks again, will report back later. Oh, and one more thing, I'm not too sure what you mean about the drivers.

- Noah [Roflamaow]
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #33


Before getting into drivers we need to see your System Specs filled out in the link at the bottom left of post box.

If you confirm the HASH on ISO now, after confirming the DVD is bootable in ImgBurn and on another machine, then both DVD and ISO are good.

Maybe some Ubuntu experts can tell us at this point if something there might be blocking Win7 DVD booting, as my only solution to this possibility is to zero the drive using DBAN>
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Dec 2009   #34

Ubuntu 9.0.4

I have a idea, to see if a flash drive of mine may work. I'll get my system specs in a second for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #35


You can either load the files into flash stick after formatting primary in Disk Management,

or using ISO, Write the ISO to stick using UltraISO trial Bootable tab. Attachment 41158

Then tap Boot Menu F-key given on first bootup screen and find flash under HD's.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #36

Windows 7

Are you sure you're pressing the "save and exit" key (F10 on mine) when you switch boot devices and not just ESC?

It took me about a week to figure that out when I first started making computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I know it might sound stupid but I had a similar problem yesterday :

I was trying to boot from a DVD so I went inside the Bios Setup and changed my first boot device to be CD-ROM. It wouldn't boot, so after blaming Nero and yelling at my PC bad words, I dediced to go check my Bios again. It turned out that CD-ROM wasn't the right choice, since at the bottom of the list there were a bunch of numbers and letters that looked like a model number of a device. In fact, that was my DVD drive model number listed there. I selected that one and then I was able to boot from my DVD.

Conclusions : have a deeper look at your boot list, your DVD drive might be listed with its model number, then choose that one instead of CD-ROM.

I hope it helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #38

Ubuntu 9.0.4

Hey guys, problem solved. Thanks to the help here, I was able to get it working. I'm now running my Windows 7 Ultimate x64! Thanks everyone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #39


What was the solution? Flash stick install? Eager to hear.
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