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Solved am trying to install Win 7 on school old laptop with new HDD

October 12, 2015 at 13:49:22
Specs: Windows 7
I have been given a laptop with no hard drive (ex school) i have added a new HD and trying to install windows 7 disk. Unfortunately i press enter on the dvd image (rather than usb or 2 others) and it goes straight back to black background and tells me to 'insert system disk and press any key'
Would be thrilled for any help! Thanks

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October 12, 2015 at 14:08:06
You have to enter the BIOS at startup and in the Boot Order, choose boot from dvd or cd rom first. Save the settings and exit. Put the Win 7 disk in the tray and reboot. Look for a short message on the screen that says press any key to boot from cd. It will be fast so make sure you hit it quick. The computer should then boot to the win 7 disk. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a partition and install Win 7. If you don't have a disk for the computer, you'll need to hunt around for any drivers that weren't installed.

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October 12, 2015 at 14:44:12
Huge thanks, I know nothing about BIOS. I totally understand if its too much to explain. But if you could that would be awesome.

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October 12, 2015 at 15:48:11
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When you first boot up the computer, see if you see something on the screen that says to enter Setup press and a key will be designated. Depends on the make and model # it could be Delete / F2 etc. Google the make and model # and see if you can find what key to press to enter the BIOS. As soon as you see the screen upon boot, press that key, that will take you into the BIOS. It will be a very plain text screen much like the old DOS screens. Once in there, look for a category called Boot Order or Sequence. Using the left/ right arrows, or up/down arrows list the cdrom as number one, followed by say, hard drive second etc. Press the button listed at the bottom of the screen to save the settings. Sometimes it's F10. Once again it depends. Once the settings are saved, follow the directions in post #1. Good Luck.

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October 12, 2015 at 16:43:45
"Press enter on the DVD image"
You mean the DVD starts up and displays something about Windows 7 .... ?

The DVD or DVD drive may be the problem. Is the DVD drive build-in?
Try to clean the lens with a cotton butt, Do not touch with your fingers or abrasive cleaners.

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October 12, 2015 at 18:45:12
What's the model number of the laptop?

Are you trying to boot using a standard windows 7 installation DVD or something else?

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