Win7 install

I just purchased a OEM version of WIN7 to put on my build. I am currently running XP on the system, so I know I have to do a clean install. however I can't get the install disk to boot. I have set it in the BIOS to boot from the disk but it keeps going to XP. Will I need to get a new HD?
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  1. In the BIOS try setting the DVD drive as the ONLY boot device.

    Once the OS files have been copied across and the PC reboots you will need to go into the BIOS again and set the HDD as the first boot option then DVD, or whatever your preferences are.
  2. Tried that, it still boots from the HD
  3. This tutorial written by another Toms contribitor, The Prophecy, might interest you. Don't go out and buy another HDD as this isn't likely the problem:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/forum/2776-43-creating-bootable-flash-drive-install-windows-from

    it is a how-to on creating a bootable Win 7 flash drive to install from.
  4. Augusto, you were hitting any key at the prompt when the PC was booting up?

    If the DVD drive light came on during the boot process and an audible sound was coming from the drive, it is possible that you missed the option "Hit any key to boot from CD/DVD" and the boot process reverted to booting from the HDD.

    Apologies if you were doing this, just trying to cover all bases.
  5. btk1w1 said:
    This tutorial written by another Toms contribitor, The Prophecy, might interest you. Don't go out and buy another HDD as this isn't likely the problem:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/forum/2776-43-creating-bootable-flash-drive-install-windows-from

    it is a how-to on creating a bootable Win 7 flash drive to install from.



    Thanks
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