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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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?
All legit Windows 7 disks are bootable, but they are dvd's not cd's and require a dvd drive to read them.