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Install No Go...

by RDC12 / February 9, 2009 6:31 AM PST

I downloaded the windows 7 64-bit for my emachines and burned it onto a DVD+RW. I restarted the computer and it just brought me to the bootloader(i have ubuntu and Xp installed). I changed the boot sequence to boot from cd/dvd drive and it still isnt working.

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How did you burn it?
by John.Wilkinson / February 10, 2009 2:28 AM PST
In reply to: Install No Go...

Browse the DVD and tell us if you see a single ISO file or a series of files and folders. If you see the former you burned a Data DVD rather than a bootable DVD created from an image file, so you'll need to re-burn it in the expected form.


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by RDC12 / February 10, 2009 10:59 AM PST
In reply to: How did you burn it?

It's an iso file, just as it was when i downloaded it. I immediately burned all 3.15gb to disc after the download. Also tried it on DVD+R and that didn't do anything.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2009 12:20 PM PST
In reply to: .iso

You likely but the .ISO onto a data DVD. Next time try ACTIVE ISO BURNER (see google.)

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YAY! Thanks!
by RDC12 / February 10, 2009 3:00 PM PST
In reply to: Hints.

you were right, guess it was a data file. Thank you for the help, I am finally using windows 7. very intresting since I have prety much only used XP.

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Hope it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2009 9:25 PM PST
In reply to: YAY! Thanks!

It's a common mistake when dealing with .ISO files the first time. But there are reasons to put them on various media!

In closing, when you feel like you want to do more with this area, try the free and good software title IMGBURN.

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A bit of good news, Bob...
by John.Wilkinson / February 10, 2009 11:15 PM PST
In reply to: Hope it helped.

Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft is setting an ISO burning wizard as the default handler for ISO files. Thus, double-clicking one will open the prompt to automatically and properly burn it to CD/DVD as an image. If only that was standard on all OSes...


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