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Trying in to install Windows 8.1 but computer keeps opening Vista after selecting CD Windows 8.1 to run in boot menu :(

Last response: in Windows 8
March 24, 2014 7:00:49 AM

I am trying to load Windows 8.1 OS over my current Vista Home Premium. When 8.1 Cd is in and I restart computer to boot menu, I select CDROM but my computer starts up with Vista, it is not opening 8.1 CD. The CD opens in Vista, and my Office 365 opens in Vista so I don't think it is the CDROM. Could this be a boot menu issue, and can anyone help with it? Thanks in advance!
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March 24, 2014 7:05:33 AM

Did you burn the DVD yourself, or did you get it straight from MS?

It's possible it wasn't written correctly.
March 24, 2014 7:30:17 AM

did you hit the boot menu key to select which device to boot? or did you set the dvd drive as 1st boot device on bios?

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March 24, 2014 8:03:40 AM

If it's a desktop, take off the side cover and disconnect the SATA lead for the HDD and then boot, if it doesn't you know it's probably your DVD. If it does, re-connect your SATA lead (You can do it with the machine running) and use Drive Options (Advanced) to delete all partitions on your HDD for a clean install to Unallocated Space. (Having backed up your data of course...)