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Need help to install windows 7.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by plon, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. plon

    plon Thread Starter

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    Hi. A couple of weeks ago i decided to download backtrack 5. I booted it but wasn't quite satisfied. I went out and bought the windows 7 disc. The problem is that it won't boot. When i start the computer i never get the option to change OS (to press F2 or something). It doesn't matter if i have to delete the whole hard drive to get windows.
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Do you have the CD/DVD optical drive set first in the boot order in the BIOS?

    Once that's done and you boot from the Windows 7 DVD, a Press any key to boot from CD or DVD command should appear.

    Here is a good pictorial guide for doing a clean install of Windows 7.

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  3. plon

    plon Thread Starter

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    Yes, the problem is that i never get the option to press any key to boot. It starts right in the backtrack login.
     
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    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Have you set the optical drive first in the boot order in the BIOS, then inserted the Windows 7 DVD in the optical drive, then restarted the computer?

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    The window of opportunity can be very small. Start tapping an arrow key as soon as you see or hear the optical drive being accessed.
     
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