Need help upgrading Win 7 to Win 8.1 with bootable DVD

I need your help. I just acquired a 12.5" HP EliteBook 2570p, Windows 7, Intel Core i7-3520 3rd Gen., 2.9GHz, 180GB SSD, 4GB RAM. I want to replace Win 7 with Win 8.1. I burned a bootable Win 8.1 DVD with ISO from Microsoft but I need instructions on the correct steps to boot the laptop so that I wind up with a Win 8.1 laptop. No one on the Internet seems to offer such help, not even HP! I'm not a techie and I need simple, 1-2-3 instructions.

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Re: boot

Go intoi tthe BIOS setup by pressing the magic key for that early in the boot process. That's del or esc or or f2 or f10 or another key, and maybe the screen even has a message like "Press ... to enter setup." The user manual should say. Check the HP site if you don't have that manual.

Then boot from that disk and follow the prompts to install Windows 8.1. But why not Windows 10?

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Thanks for the instructions, I appreciate it. I just sold a laptop that had Win 10. When Win 10 was announced I started to approve the preliminary updates to get my Win 8.1 desktop PC ready for the change of the OS. Then I found out about how nefarious Microsoft was behaving with their coming control and I educated myself by reading many websites warning of what was going to happen with the updates and the recommendations not to let MS do it to my PC. I looked out for the offending updates and didn't let them download. I've been using 8.1 since it was introduced and am happy with it and have no desire to go to 10. My lifestyle does okay without it.

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I don't think you can upgrade from WIndows 7 to

Windows 8.1. I belive you need to go to Windows 8.0 then Windows 8.1. You can go from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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