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I can't disable secure boot to boot windows from CD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by GeorgeK13, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:40 AM.

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  1. GeorgeK13

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    Hello,
    I want to reinstall windows 7 to my laptop and format the disc.The problem is that i can't disable secure boot or legacy support from bios.There is no option to do that.What can i do?I have HP Pavillion G6 Notebook PC
     
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    Current OS is windows 7 and this is the model of my laptop HP Pavillion g6-1300ev Notebook PC
    and my bios menu is the same with the photos in the link you sent me.So there is no need to enable legacy boot because its already enabled.What do you think is the problem then?Because when i try to boot from CD i cant find it.There are 2 options to boot: 1.Notebook Hard drive and 2.Internal CD/DVD Rom Drive
     
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    HP Pavilion g6-1300ev Notebook PC
    (support site)

    It appears it originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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  5. GeorgeK13

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    yeah it came with windows 7 home premium 64bit.I want to format the hard disk and install again the same windows but the CD with the windows doesnt appear on boot devise list
     
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    So if you select the CD/DVD drive it does not then boot from it
    Where is the DVD from
     
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    Option 2 clearly is booting from the optical drive. If you selelct that and it doesn't boot then there are two possibilities: the optical drive is bad or the Windows DVD (Windows 7 comes on a DVD not a CD) is bad.
    Try the DVD in another computer to rule out a bad DVD. If you don't have access to another computer, ask a friend to help you troubleshoot the Windows DVD.
     
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    Yes sorry its a DVD in which i burned windows iso file.I will try tomorrow from another pc to see if the DVD works,if not i will maybe make a bootable USB and boot from this.Thx for your help guys.
     
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    Exactly how did you make the DVD ?
     
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    As my colleague managed has now asked
    How was it made -

    Copying an ISO straight to a DVD does not make it bootable.
    You need to use an ISO burner program
    Windows 7 has one

    Although published in relation to burning a Seagate utility ISO the principle is the same
    http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201431en
     
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    GeorgeK13:

    You will probably have more success creating and using a bootable DVD than you will with creating and using a bootable USB thumb drive.

    managed and Macboatmaster bring out a good point.
    You cannot simply burn a Windows 7 .ISO file to a DVD and expect it to boot.
    You need to burn an image of it to make it bootable.

    The old saying "3 is a crowd" applies here, so I'm going to drop out.

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    I burned the disk image file in 2 dvd disks,first time i used the default program that windows 7 have and in the second dvd i used CDBurnerXP.I cant find any of the DVD disks when i try to boot from them.I am thinking that the problem is on my cd/dvd drive and maybe i should try to boot using USB.Do you think Rufus is good to make the USB bootable?
     
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