CD ROM wants to format Windows 8 installation disk

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cullism

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I am attempting to install Windows 8 (I currently have Vista) but Autorun doesn't work and when I attempt to access the disk in the CD ROM I am asked if I want to format the empty disk. I recently had to reformat the hard drive back to its factory settings (Vista O/S) for reasons I won't go into. The problem isn't limited to the installation disk. Help!!
 

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is it the same when you boot from the disk

if you downloaded it from microsoft did you burn it as a iso
 

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when I attempt to access the disk in the CD ROM
If that (CD-ROM) is what you really meant that is the problem. Windows 8 does not fit on a CD; it takes a DVD.
 

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I have upgraded a Windows 7 machine to Windows 8 with no problems?

Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 DVD?
 

cullism

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I gave up trying to fix the various problems associated with installing Windows 8 and took it to a technician. All in now OK.
 
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