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Windows 7: Upgrade to win 7 wont boot from CD

31 Oct 2010   #1
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 
Upgrade to win 7 wont boot from CD

Hello, I am running Vista 32 and have purchased a Win 7 home premium upgrade from MS and I cant get it to boot from the cd. I went into bios and the boot order was correct starting with DVD/CD and it still wont do it? If I start vista and go into the DVD drive I can start it that way. I also wanted to use the 64 bit DVD that came with it because my PC is 64-bit compatible. How do I get this to boot on start OR can I just run from "My Computer" because the Win 7 screen does come up if I go that rout.

Thanks,
Chad


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31 Oct 2010   #2
Bill2

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

1) Did you buy the disk ready made or did you burn yourself? If yourself, try reburning at the lowest possible speed. Alternatively, make a win7 install usb stick, heres how:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

2) You cannot do an upgrade install from 32 bit to 64 bit, you must clean install. If the 64 bit disk is also problematic, you can create a bootable stick the same way.
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31 Oct 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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31 Oct 2010   #4
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

I purchased the CD's.... I have read the links provided prior to posting and everyone basically talks about whether or not a student copy can install as a full copy. What now?
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31 Oct 2010   #5
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

you must revise you boot menu carefully because if your drive recognizes the dvd then its down to your boot menu.
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31 Oct 2010   #6
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oxicottin View Post
I purchased the CD's.... I have read the links provided prior to posting and everyone basically talks about whether or not a student copy can install as a full copy. What now?
Whether the student copy can do a full install was something that people talked about 1 year ago, the matter is completely settled now, see the link WHS provided.

If you dont have the downloaded student iso, just use the usb stick method.
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31 Oct 2010   #7
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

what machine do you have, make/model?
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31 Oct 2010   #8
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

I built my machine years ago and it is compatible with Win7
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31 Oct 2010   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Those upgrade DVD's may not be bootable, have a look at this thread.
Schools Agreement upgrade disk
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31 Oct 2010   #10
oxicottin

7/32 & 64 bit, 10/32 & 64 bit
 
 

I opened the DVD and there is a auto start file..
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