Can't install windows...

So I'm trying to go from vista to windows server 2003. But whenever I do the auto run, the option to "Install Windows Server 2003" is shaded out... any hints??
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  1. Are you booting from the Windows Server 2003 CD?
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    Are you booting from the Windows Server 2003 CD?


    Yeah whenever I did that, it would try to read the disk and then boot vista like normal.
  3. Get a genuine Windows Server 2003 CD. Why would you want Windows Server 2003 anyway?
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    Get a genuine Windows Server 2003 CD. Why would you want Windows Server 2003 anyway?



    Haha, it IS a genuine disk, I bought it a few years ago.

    I'm using it for a home server for all the computers in my house. With 9 computers in the house constantly having flash drives being thrown around to print stuff, I wanna make a legit server that everybody can use as a vps to store w.e they want.

    I WOULD use 2008 but I don't have the money to fork up right now, and I've had a copy of 2003 since about 2006 haha. So yeahh..
  5. If it's genuine, you should be able to boot from it. That's the only way to install Windows Server 2003.
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    If it's genuine, you should be able to boot from it. That's the only way to install Windows Server 2003.



    Which is why I'm confused..

    I got it working now, so it at least boots from the disk. But is says "read disk error press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

    ... :/
  7. Bad CD?
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    Bad CD?


    I don't know how that could possibly be the case.. It's from microsoft... I've even tried the backup disk I made of it and that doesnt work..
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