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How to install Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by markorado, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. markorado

    markorado Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    First of all let me introduce myself:
    I am marko and I used to know more than just the basics about PC's, till one day I became an extensive mac-user. Now my knowledge has extremely detriorated and I can barely do simple tasks (as it seems :p)

    Some info:
    I bought a couple of days ago windows 7 Ultimate and with that I got the option to download the 32 or 64 bit version. My laptop is a 32 Windows Home Premium 32-bit (but it turned out, that the hardware can support 64bit). The download procedure was without a problem, I got the ISO and the "bootsect" file. Then (as I read some forums), I downloaded powerISO and burned the file as an image to 2 DVD's: 1 with just the ISO, and the other with the ISO and the bootsect (since I had not a clue what it was). Furthermore, I also set the CD/DVD to primary boot.

    My problem is the following:
    I simply cannot install windows. When I wait at startup nothing happens, it just wont do a clean "boot"install from the DVD. Even when I tried to make it recognizable through clicking F12, it would simply not even "notice" that there is a install-DVD at startup. Neither of the 2 DVD's were able to be installed.

    The steps I did:
    1. Downloaded the 64bit ISO and bootsect
    2. Installed PowerISO and burned W7 to a DVD
    3. Changed the boot-order
    4. Even tried to install it by clicking F12
    5. Nothing happened (there was no message: "click any button to start up windows from a disc...")


    Hopefully someone can help me out, since this task became a little bit frustrating :p


    Best Regards,

    Marko
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Not sure the logical order to ask my questions, so I'll just ask away.

    Is this an Anytime Upgrade?

    From where did you purchase 7 Ultimate?

    Did the PC come with Windows Vista or Windows 7 pre-installed?

    Did you choose the 32- or 64-bit version?

    What boot order do you have now?

    The computer does not attempt to boot from any device?
     
  3. Gouthaman

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    Why don't you try installing Windows from a USB Device.This article should give you a great insight on how to install Windows 7 with USB.
     
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