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Win 7 oem not bootable disk

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a b $ Windows 7
August 8, 2010 4:22:30 AM

I bought windows 7 OEM. I formatted my C: drive. I did ask for a new install windows 7 disk.
I slap it in the old CD drive and It tries to boot from the A drive and then the C: I do have the bios set to boot from the CD drive. My windows xp disk DOES indeed boot from the same CD drive. Where am I going wrong??

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a b $ Windows 7
August 8, 2010 4:40:59 AM

Are you putting a DVD in a CD drive? Can you "explore" the Win7 disk when its in that drive? Last resort . . . who'd you buy the Win7 dvd from?
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a b $ Windows 7
August 8, 2010 6:48:42 AM

All legit Windows 7 disks are bootable, but they are dvd's not cd's and require a dvd drive to read them.
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August 8, 2010 7:09:22 AM

When was the last time you tested your Windows XP Setup CD-ROM on that system?
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
August 8, 2010 8:55:51 AM

Did you press a key when the "Press any key to boot from CD..." message came up?
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August 8, 2010 9:33:58 PM

Does the Optical drive that you are using have this logo "DVD"

If it does not have the DVD logo you will have to buy a DVD Drive

DVD will not work in a CD Drive.. Windows Xp Comes in a "CD media"

Windows 7 Comes in a "DVD Media"
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