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Windows 7: Got a major install issue

12 Jan 2010   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salva View Post
I was installing Windows 7 from a dvd. I dont have a vista dvd. I have a recovery file....however its on the computer and i cant access it. Secondly the only thing i can access is the Boot Menu (Pressing f12 when computer is booting).

If yu can access boot menu you need to insure that dvd is checked so that you can boot from it


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #12

Windows Vista

you talking about booting from the optical drive? didnt work i got the same issue
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #13

Windows Vista

YES! you are the man, thanks for the help man. Ill i had to do was boot from the optical drive......didnt work the first 3 times for some reason though. Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


Do you have your files backed up?

If so, boot the DVD and do a clean install. It may save your files in a windows.old folder.

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you don't have your files backed up, call MS tech support to roll back to Vista. Back up your files and clean install which is a much better install anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #15

Windows Vista

Ya thats what i did, it took me three trys to boot from the optical drive. For some reason i had to switch the tray the dvd was in for it to work......go figure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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