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Windows 7: Upgrade to win 7 wont boot from CD

01 Nov 2010   #21
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
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.

Depends on the mainboard. I know the P4P800 is F8, the P4PE is
ESC.


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01 Nov 2010   #22
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I got the screen with F8..... I pressed the Sony DVD drive hit enter and nothing happened, it went straight into booting up Vista?


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01 Nov 2010   #23
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Right put your dvd in

restart

before your pc begins to restart hit f8 constantly till you get boot menu back up

select 2nd option

then hit enter

it should say to boot from dvd hit any key = hit enter

but it might only show for a second or to so keep your eye on it and be quick

once in delete your drive partition with vista on it.
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01 Nov 2010   #24
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

if that fails install isoburner and check if it is bootable.

MagicISO or UltraISO
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01 Nov 2010   #25
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

Ok, put the MS DVD in and ran MagicISO and it says its not bootable highlighted in red so I created a bootable ISO and am burning it to a DVD right?
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01 Nov 2010   #26
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
Ok, put the MS DVD in and ran MagicISO and it says its not bootable highlighted in red so I created a bootable ISO and am burning it to a DVD right?

been i while since i have created a bootable windows 7 DVD but im sure you need a boot.bin file to be able to create bootable dvd, although its an iso you should be fine


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01 Nov 2010   #27
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
Ok, put the MS DVD in and ran MagicISO and it says its not bootable highlighted in red so I created a bootable ISO and am burning it to a DVD right?

Just found this on this forum, by SIW2 https://www.sevenforums.com/43886-post304.html

its a program called vLite great program.

just another way of doing it.
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01 Nov 2010   #28
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Looks like Microsoft is going out of its way to prevent you from bypassing "having another OS installed" when doing an upgrade install. Looks like the same deal as in the other thread I linked too. They want you to run the install from windows not directly from the DVD. It shouldn't be a problem, except for when going from 32 to 64 bit.

EDIT: On my ASUS motherboard the boot menu is F8. I either end up in the windows safe mode window when I want the boot menu, or the boot menu when I want safe mode. I never seem to get the timing right.
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02 Nov 2010   #29
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

Well its installing so we will see in a bit if everything goes well.
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02 Nov 2010   #30
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
Well its installing so we will see in a bit if everything goes well.

Good luck

I'm sure it will be fine
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