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Why can't my vista HP boot windows 7 from a dell OEM disk

  • Windows Vista
  • Boot
  • Dell
  • OEM
  • Windows 7
  • Hewlett Packard
Last response: in Windows 7
September 24, 2013 7:32:44 PM

Why can't my vista HP boot windows 7 from a dell OEM disk? I have tried everything I can find on the web. Trying to do a clean install and it is just not coming together. I have already change my BIOS to boot from CD/DVD and still nothing. Please help and advise. Thanks.

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a c 1340 $ Windows 7
a c 103 α HP
September 24, 2013 7:38:58 PM

Because it is a Dell disk, trying to install on an HP?

Where did you get this disk? eBay?
a b $ Windows 7
a b α HP
September 24, 2013 10:56:25 PM

USAFRet is right. An OEM Dell disk will not install on an HP computer. The Dell OEM disk is for a Dell computer only and only for specific Dell computers. Other than the licensing issue there would be the issue of drivers that wouldn't work for the HP.
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