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Missing Operating System Error

Last response: in Windows 7
February 10, 2013 5:25:04 PM

Hello, I have an Acer Aspire One that was running Windows 8 consumer preview. I wiped the hard drive and tried installing Windows 7 starter from a USB drive then from an external DVD drive. I set the boot order for each install in the bios, but still get the Missing Operating System error. Do I have to change any other settings in the bios? Why won't Windows 7 install? Please help. Thanks, Andy
a b $ Windows 7
February 10, 2013 5:38:43 PM

Are your sure your install media (usb, dvd) are bootable / have a boot record?
February 10, 2013 5:52:10 PM

I got the ISO from Microsoft technet, and have installed other ISO's many times from there with no issues. I think it must be a bios setting.
a b $ Windows 7
February 10, 2013 7:10:57 PM

By other ISOs you mean ms office? While burning the windows iso to dvd, you need to select the "make bootable" option in the burning program. For the usb microsoft has a free program to transfer the iso to the stick and make it bootable.