Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Complicated Situation?

22 Feb 2010   #11
writingnerdgirl

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you, iseeuu and wallyinnc!

I don't know why it's doing what it's doing, but I went into BIOS to tell it to boot from the CD/DVD drive and it seems to be doing just that, but no installation screen comes up -- just the screen with the two bootable OS's that iseeuu attached earlier.

I went back just a few minutes ago to see my purchase in the Microsoft Store and I realized that I hadn't changed my download option from the default option to the 32-bit option. So do I need to re-download Windows 7 and re-burn the DVD and see if the installation screen pops up then?

Thank you for your patience, BTW. You guys have been more than helpful and educational.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Feb 2010   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writingnerdgirl View Post
Thank you, iseeuu and wallyinnc!

I don't know why it's doing what it's doing, but I went into BIOS to tell it to boot from the CD/DVD drive and it seems to be doing just that, but no installation screen comes up -- just the screen with the two bootable OS's that iseeuu attached earlier.

I went back just a few minutes ago to see my purchase in the Microsoft Store and I realized that I hadn't changed my download option from the default option to the 32-bit option. So do I need to re-download Windows 7 and re-burn the DVD and see if the installation screen pops up then?

Thank you for your patience, BTW. You guys have been more than helpful and educational.
Before the "Boot Menu" appears, you should see a little line of text saying: "Press any key to boot from CD"? If you do not "press any key" the bios will ignore the DVD and continue to the boot menu.

Try again and see if you get that message ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #13
writingnerdgirl

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writingnerdgirl View Post
Thank you, iseeuu and wallyinnc!

I don't know why it's doing what it's doing, but I went into BIOS to tell it to boot from the CD/DVD drive and it seems to be doing just that, but no installation screen comes up -- just the screen with the two bootable OS's that iseeuu attached earlier.

I went back just a few minutes ago to see my purchase in the Microsoft Store and I realized that I hadn't changed my download option from the default option to the 32-bit option. So do I need to re-download Windows 7 and re-burn the DVD and see if the installation screen pops up then?

Thank you for your patience, BTW. You guys have been more than helpful and educational.
Before the "Boot Menu" appears, you should see a little line of text saying: "Press any key to boot from CD"? If you do not "press any key" the bios will ignore the DVD and continue to the boot menu.

Try again and see if you get that message ...
I wish I was seeing that, but I'm not. All I'm seeing is the Dell logo along with F2=Setup and F=12 Boot Menu. I tried both of those options and made sure that the first boot option was from the CD/DVD drive, but the result was the same: it went back to the "Boot into earlier system, Boot into Windows 7" menu.

This may be an issue with the computer and not with the software?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Feb 2010   #14
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writingnerdgirl View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writingnerdgirl View Post
Thank you, iseeuu and wallyinnc!

I don't know why it's doing what it's doing, but I went into BIOS to tell it to boot from the CD/DVD drive and it seems to be doing just that, but no installation screen comes up -- just the screen with the two bootable OS's that iseeuu attached earlier.

I went back just a few minutes ago to see my purchase in the Microsoft Store and I realized that I hadn't changed my download option from the default option to the 32-bit option. So do I need to re-download Windows 7 and re-burn the DVD and see if the installation screen pops up then?

Thank you for your patience, BTW. You guys have been more than helpful and educational.
Before the "Boot Menu" appears, you should see a little line of text saying: "Press any key to boot from CD"? If you do not "press any key" the bios will ignore the DVD and continue to the boot menu.

Try again and see if you get that message ...
I wish I was seeing that, but I'm not. All I'm seeing is the Dell logo along with F2=Setup and F=12 Boot Menu. I tried both of those options and made sure that the first boot option was from the CD/DVD drive, but the result was the same: it went back to the "Boot into earlier system, Boot into Windows 7" menu.

This may be an issue with the computer and not with the software?
Do you have any other bootable CD DVD? Can you test one of them?

It is possible the DVD is not bootable. Windows 7RC will burn the iso file and make it bootable. Just right click on the iso file and select "Burn Disk Image"

Complicated Situation?-sysrescuecd_02.png

If a second burn does not produce a bootable DVD, you may have to download the iso file from MS again?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

So you tried the Boot menu option and told it to boot from CD/DVD drive and it still wouldn't boot?

Let's Verify your DVD is bootable using ImgBurn. Load the ISO in using the file tab, then look for the word "bootable" in text at left. If it's not bootable you'll need to download the ISO again.

Next insert DVD and Verify ISO against DVD.

If necessary burn another DVD at 4x speed with Verify.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2010   #16
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I only see one small concern. It looks like she has a 60gb HD with 2 partitions & only about 10gb Free. That may get used up quickly when she starts adding programs & files. Unless of course a nice external HD is connected & has a lot of Free space.

Looks like everybody is on the right track, except as iseeuu & gregrocker sees, it might not be burned as a bootable DVD.


" Doc "
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #17
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

It is not coming to "Press any key to boot from CD" even after F=12 Boot Menu, so the DVD is not burnt correctly, not bootable.
WNG, you need to create a bootable DVD, please see their instructions above, either with Win7 itself or ImgBurn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #18
writingnerdgirl

Windows 7
 
 

Dear 7 Forum friends,

I'm very sorry that I haven't returned to this thread sooner but I'm very grateful all the invaluable help you've given me.

What happened was this: after trying to re-burn the DVD three times, I *gave up* and ordered the DVD from MS. I ended up deleting the Windows 7 RC partition and installing the Windows 7 Upgrade over XP, which is what I wanted to do after I sat down and thought about it.

Thank you again for your patience and kindness. Now on to find some drivers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #19
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad to hear it's working.

What drivers do you need? Anything I can find for you?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #20
writingnerdgirl

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Glad to hear it's working.

What drivers do you need? Anything I can find for you?
Thank you, but after I started reading some articles on the matter, I quickly realized I was fairly far out of my depth. I've since handed the computer to my Dad who is a software engineer (in retrospect, that may have been better if I hadn't been so stubborn about doing it myself ).

Thank you again, you have been phenomenally patient throughout my wranglings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Complicated Situation?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
A bit complicated...
(I've read all the threads in the forums here, and in countless other sites, but wondered if anyone could help.) I got a netbook for free, perfect condition, but it had a black screen of death. After trying to do a clean install of Windows 7, I got a black screen of death again. Tried a couple...
Hardware & Devices
UK: Too Complicated to Upgrade from IE6
Details...
News
Windows 7 is so complicated, should I change it?
Windows 7 is so complicated, should I change it? HP told me all devices manufactured from 2010 should work with Windows 7. But I'm tired I can't find hardware and software that are Windows 7 compatible, someone told me I should change to Windows Vista, I'm not sure, any suggestions?
General Discussion
Complicated DVD Error
So. I've got a LG GSA-4166B, and I was gonna install Battlefield: Bad Company2, but it did not find the disc (neither on my or my dads PC, and both got this DVD-reader/writer so I went into device manager and uninstalled the driver cause I was gonna install the new one I found by googling...
Drivers
Complicated Situation
Basically this is my setup right now: -a 160GB IDE Hard Drive with the W7 RC installed (daily use) -a 80GB SATA Hard Drive with XP installed (just for W7 complications, but has files) And heres what I want to have when I finish: -Windows XP with all files etc. on my 160GB IDE HDD -Windows 7...
Installation & Setup
a little complicated...
half a year back or so i built my own system, and it turned out dope. my dad was paying for most of it and wanted to keep as low on budget as possible and had me find the cheapest copy of vista to buy. i found a $90 download of vista ultimate that i burned to a dvd and installed and everything...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App