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Windows 7: How can I show the virtual DVD drive in boot sequence.

11 Aug 2017   #1
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How can I show the virtual DVD drive in boot sequence.

Good morning,

I use AOMEI Backupper to create and restore system images for my Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
I have created a virtual DVD drive (using Magic Disk) with the AOMEI Backupper restore media ISO on it.
Is there any way that I can show this virtual DVD drive in the boot sequence (F12) to be able to run it on restart please?

Thanks in advance.


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11 Aug 2017   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Unfortunately, no. The virtual DVD software runs within the OS so it's not possible to have the virtual drive present BEFORE Windows is booted. That means there is no way for you to boot from it.
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11 Aug 2017   #3
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the reply strollin, it is appreciated.

Does that also apply then if I was to setup a seperate partition and put the ISO in there?

Thanks in advance.
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11 Aug 2017   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

It doesn't matter where you put it, you cannot boot from a virtual DVD drive. Since the virtual DVD drive can only be invoked AFTER the OS is booted, it's not possible to boot the OS from it.

Since the computer's BIOS is a mini-OS, if it somehow supported creation of virtual DVD drives, then you could probably do it. I personally don't know of any BIOSes that support that.
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11 Aug 2017   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you created a vhd file then you could boot it
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11 Aug 2017   #6
Paul Black

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you both for the replies.

It is not the OS I want to boot into but rather AOMEI Backupper so I can choose an image to restore to.
I have been told by AOMEI tech that there is a known problem concerning Windows 7 and creating a bootable rescue media.
I have however, got an ISO from them (for Windows 10 but works in Windows 7) that I burnt to DVD and it works.
I was just wondering if there was a way somehow to have the ISO on a seperate partition on the C: drive and be able to boot into that on startup in order to do a system restore.
I can see that I can't do that now.

Anyway, thanks for your time and explanations, it is appreciated.
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