Newly repaired PC won't boot Win 7 or Vista

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RogersParkGuy

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I recently had a Gateway LX6810 repaired. The system board, NVIDEA card and power supply were replaced. It is a 64bit machine. I downloaded a new version of Windows 7 from Microsoft to anoter PC, then copied each of the 3 files to CD. The Gateway does go through the normal boot process and the drive priority is DVD as first boot. When The drive spins all I get is the white cursor in the upper left corner. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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What did you download that is three files? Anytime I have downloaded Windows 7 from Microsoft Technet, it is one 2.5 GB iso file that has to be burned (not copied) to a DVD.
 

RogersParkGuy

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I downloaded, from Microsoft, the following files: Windows Home Premium 201 1X64_setup2.box, v2setup1.box and v2setup2.box. I downloaded each file to a seperate CD but none would run. Not even the one with the exe extension. I did use DVR RW disks to allow writing to the disk.
 

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I suspect [digitalriver.com.[/b] Microsoft uses digitalriver.com as one of their stores that allows download of Windows 7. They are 100% legit, but used some funky "box" file format which you have to "unpack" the .exe and two .box files to an .iso file, and then burn it to a DVD without clear instructions how to do it... instead of just offering an .iso file.
 

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Agreed that Digitalriver is legit--for students. And, I think, it's for an upgrade. Microsoft says a new motherboard (which is what I assume "system board" is) is a different computer, needing a full-price Windows. Have I got some of this wrong?
 
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