Boot from CD doesn't work

May 9, 2012 at 08:00:43
Specs: Windows 64
Hey ;)
I wanna boot win7 from CD, but somehow it doesn't work. In BIOS I set the boot priority correct.

Does anyone know, what to do?

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May 9, 2012 at 08:09:31
Did you save the changes to the BIOS before exiting it (F10) ?

Did you "press any key to boot from CD" when you saw the prompt to do that?

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May 9, 2012 at 10:03:10
Generally windows 7 comes on a DVD.

Test cd or whatever you have on a different system and try some bootable optical disk on your system.

Hang up and live.

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May 9, 2012 at 11:00:57
What type of Windows 7 disk do you have?

If you are trying to restore using factory restore disks the procedure may be different.

If you made the DVD it may not be burned correctly. As stated, you may need to hit any key to boot from the optical drive.

If you are using a USB keyboard legacy USB support may not be enabled in the BIOS screens.

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May 11, 2012 at 13:51:33
Sure you have a DVD-drive? Windows 7 and Windows Vista is on a DVD and not a CD because of to little space on a CD.

You can boot from an external USB Harddrive or thumbdrive is you have a .ISO image of Windows 7 you can use this tool. Though this is made for creating bootable Linux USB drive you also have the option to create a bootable Windows 7 USB disk.
The tool:

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95

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