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Windows 7: Upgrade to win 7 wont boot from CD

31 Oct 2010   #11
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

how exactly are you trying to boot from dvd, when you restart your pc what next?


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31 Oct 2010   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Those upgrade DVD's may not be bootable, have a look at this thread.
Schools Agreement upgrade disk
Actually, thats not the case. For the student upgrade edition, MS gave 2 options- one download the files (2 box files, 1 exe) and make a bootable iso using oscdimg. And two, order a backup disk for an extra $13. But either way, the disk is bootable- I have one of each.
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31 Oct 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you boot from the CD, watch the top left of the screen. There may be a quick message appearing that says "Press any key". If that is the case, hit the space bar or any other key.
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31 Oct 2010   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
I opened the DVD and there is a auto start file..
Having an auto start or autorun file doesn't make the disk bootable. Autorun is just a windows function to make installing software easier. Being bootable is a completely different function controlled by other files. There are utilities that will tell you if the CD or DVD is bootable, I can't list one off of the top of my head but I believe there are some listed that were tried in the other thread I linked too. It appears though that based on what others have posted your disks should be bootable.
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31 Oct 2010   #15
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

When Booting from dvd to do a clean install requires you to keep hitting the esc key or f12 key to get into boot menu, on some machines, all depending... once in boot menu select usually boot from cdrom hit enter, a message will appear saying something like to boot from dvd press any key, you hit enter. then thats hit just follow on screen indtructions.
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01 Nov 2010   #16
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
When Booting from dvd to do a clean install requires you to keep hitting the esc key or f12 key to get into boot menu, on some machines, all depending... once in boot menu select usually boot from cdrom hit enter, a message will appear saying something like to boot from dvd press any key, you hit enter. then thats hit just follow on screen indtructions.
Ok sorry to get back late.... Worked a double Anyways, I taped the "Tab" key on start and got a new screen called Windows Boot Manager (image 1) then I pressed F8 with it on (Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]) and got (image 2) I didnt see anything about boot order? Im going to do a full install.

Thank,
Chad


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01 Nov 2010   #17
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Boot menu key is usually F12 or F9.
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01 Nov 2010   #18
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thats not your boot menu, thats you in safe mode after pressing f8.

Try pressing esc key constantly while restarting should bring you to boot menu.

if that fails try again pressing the f12 key as above
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01 Nov 2010   #19
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I tried as follows:

Esc: opens Windows Boot Manager
F12: Does nothing
F9: opens Windows Boot Manager

I have a startup screen that says ASUS and at the bottom of that there is two things it says: Let me look and I will post back.
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01 Nov 2010   #20
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

here take a look at this How to Set BIOS to Boot from CDROM - www.hiren.info

let me know how you get on


on some machines it's f2
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