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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade CD won't read

21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows Vista
Windows 7 upgrade CD won't read

Samsung X460 Laptop
intel Centrino 2

Problem: I recently recieved a windows 7 upgrade media for Samsung. I put the CD in and it starts to get louder and beeps continuously, but nothing loads from the CD. I tried going to MY COMPUTER and clicking on the CD, but it wouldnt open.

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2010   #2

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

win7 should be a DVD, does your laptop have a DVD drive ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Try booting from the DVD. A clean install from booted DVD is preferred to running disk from Vista.

Read the accompanying literature closely. There may be special instructions for booting to clean install, or even running disk. Call Samsung Tech SUpport to get help needed as they will have the steps needed to workaround stalls and problems.

The beeps could be trouble. Mobos have built in beep codes for various hardware failures.
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21 Mar 2010   #4

Windows Vista

ok thanks guys i got it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Here are some of the Beep codes: PC Hell: BIOS Error Beep Codes
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22 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Don't forget, if you decide to do a clean install, save all your data on an exterior media source, as all your data will be written over at install.
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