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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 08:43:41 AM »
If it came up with those boot options then it didnt boot off the DVD but it booted off the hard drive instead.

I wonder if you have a bad dvd drive.

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 08:43:41 AM »

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2014, 10:29:51 AM »
Could be or maybe the DVD itself. Ideas?

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2014, 02:18:56 PM »
Very possible as well, I have had that happen before. Personally I like using it via USB instead since it can read the files a lot faster. If your computer supports booting off of USB then get yourself a thumb drive and use this tool to make a bootable install thumb drive of the Windows install :-)

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 04:01:40 AM »
I followed that link and read the instructions, looked pretty good. So I thought, well I'll just do that on the laptop that needs the Windows 7. Remember one of the BIOS options was to boot from the HD. So I figured that would load the XP system and then I could follow the link and proceed. However, what it did was go into a first time use of Windows 7!! So I gave it the key number and it proceeded to install Windows 7. So great, mission accomplished. Not so. There is a problem. First thing it wanted to do was install 159 updates. Remember how it installs and then shuts down, comes back up and finishes the installs. Well when it came back up it was back to saying "Missing Operating System".  So I have to power down and F12 until I get where I can select the HD to load from and when I do it will load Windows 7 again. It then proceeded to download and install another 58 updates, and at the end same problem (power down, F12, and load from HD). It also does the same thing on just a "restart". So obviously the installation is messed up. Thoughts?

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2014, 01:01:41 PM »
Go into the bios and see what is set for the first boot device, sounds like it got changed some how :wink:

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2014, 01:32:56 AM »
And once again you have nailed it. HD was number three on the hit parade. Made it number one and "Away We Go".

Thanks again, you are the best!!

I reckon it's time to close this one and call it a day.

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2014, 01:17:08 PM »
As always it was no problem :-)

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Re: Installing Windows 7
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2014, 01:17:08 PM »

 

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