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Windows 7: Making bootable DVD

22 Jan 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

The easiest way to create a bootable installer is to burn the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. It never fails.

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


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22 Jan 2010   #32
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I did burn the ISO file to DVD earlier. I can use that, right?

Let me please confirm the steps I should be taking:
- Restart laptop with DVD in
- Press F2 when it just shuts down
- In the Boot tab on that black screen choose the option of where to boot from to be DVD?
- In the Windows Setup choose C to be installed on (and it'll be formatted automatically?)

Thank you very much for your help.
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22 Jan 2010   #33
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
- In the Windows Setup choose C to be installed on (and it'll be formatted automatically?)
It will not format automatically. Make sure you know what you're doing. If you have anything on that partition that you want to keep then don't format. If you are ok with cleaning that partition completely then here are the steps:

Clean Install Windows 7
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22 Jan 2010   #34
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Quote:
- In the Windows Setup choose C to be installed on (and it'll be formatted automatically?)
It will not format automatically. Make sure you know what you're doing. If you have anything on that partition that you want to keep then don't format. If you are ok with cleaning that partition completely then here are the steps:

Clean Install Windows 7
Okay, I'll be careful.
Thanks for the link; it helped.
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22 Jan 2010   #35
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Okay, I'll be careful.
Thanks for the link; it helped.
You're welcome
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22 Jan 2010   #36
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
I did burn the ISO file to DVD earlier. I can use that, right?

Let me please confirm the steps I should be taking:
- Restart laptop with DVD in
- Press F2 when it just shuts down
- In the Boot tab on that black screen choose the option of where to boot from to be DVD?
- In the Windows Setup choose C to be installed on (and it'll be formatted automatically?)

Thank you very much for your help.
The steps in this tutorial are a bit different that you describe above. Just follow them carefully to set your DVD drive to boot first in BIOS: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Then carefully follow the steps in the tutorial redsox linked to Custom install, using Drive Tools to format the C: partition before install: Clean Install Windows 7

You'll be fine.
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23 Jan 2010   #37
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OHH I am in trouble now..

While installation my laptop got turned off, I think. I was away and I am not so sure, but before I had to the steps where it says extracting Windows files etc.

When I came back and turned it on, there's only black screen and white cursor on the left top flashing. Hard drive light is not flashing. Windows DVD is in the drive, there is no response to it.

PLEASE help me... what should I do?
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23 Jan 2010   #38
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Can I just add to the above post, I had formatted drive C before installation.
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23 Jan 2010   #39
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Start installation all over, do not turn notebook off.
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23 Jan 2010   #40
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Start installation all over, do not turn notebook off.
How can I boot the system in this situation please?
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