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Installing Windows from Disc


Electronic_Eric

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Hi,

A few days ago i got a bugger of a virus and it absolutely killed the operating system. I've managed to bring it back slightly but i want to have a clean installation but for some reason my laptop just will not boot from the DVD.

I've downloaded a legitimate version of Windows 7 64Bit from Microsoft and i've burnt it to a DVD using the software they provided. So i know the DVD should be bootable. I can read the disc and start the setup program on the laptop. Since i've got the 32Bit version installed, it won't allow me to install it from the operating system i already have loaded on (Windows 7 32Bit) because of compatibility issues between the two versions.

I've gone in to the bios and altered it so that the CD/DVD drive is the first device the laptop looks at when looking from a bootable drive.

Nothing appears on screen to suggest that it wants to boot from the DVD or that i have to do anything to get it to boot from the DVD.

I'm currently stuck, as i can't think what else it could be and i just can't figure out why it won't boot from the DVD and i'm hoping that one you wise people might be able to help me out.

Cheers Rob

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I think we can live without people who descend into foul-mouthed abuse when things don't go their way. Anyone who professes to be computer savvy, and at the same time confesses to have a virus that "absolutely killed the operating system." is in serious need of a lesson on computer security measures.

I've deleted your tirade. I'm sure you can find some other forum in which to have a childish temper tantrum.

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