So I got Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. I currently am running Windows XP home 32 bit OEM. I am trying to install windows 7 and it just aint happening. I think I am supposed to reformat my drive, but I cant figure out how. I have tried to boot from both the windows 7 and windows xp dvd disk. However my computer for some reason refuses to boot from my cd/dvd drive.
I go to the boot menu from my bios screen and my keyboard wont work so I cant scroll up and down the list, but if I go into my bios screen my keyboard works fine. In bios I set the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd option to boot for my cdrom drive but when it wants to go it asks me to hit any key, and I hit any and all keys but it doesnt register and just gos and boots xp normally.
I have no idea what to do now, short of just throwing in a new empty drive and installing windows 7 on that, honestly dont even know if that would work and would rather avoid that.
OK, using the how to guide you linked, when I am in the computer management screen my C: drive isnt shown. Just my 2 other hard drives. Also I have tried to boot from my windows xp disc to reformat from there, but for some reason no matter what I try my computer is refusing to boot from cd. When I get to the screen saying "press any key to boot from cd.." no matter what I hit on my keyboard nothing registers to it doesnt boot from cd.