can't see anything on win 7 disks

June 3, 2011 at 00:42:06
Specs: Windows 27.08.2009
upgrading from windows xp to window 7 put disk in drive does not reconnize nothing happens

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#1
June 3, 2011 at 01:06:38
did you try the windows 7 upgrade advisor first?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

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#2
June 3, 2011 at 04:34:31
As mentioned use the upgrade adviser first. The Windows 7 install or upgrade disk does not run under Windows XP and you need to boot to the DVD in order for it to work. IF the upgrade adviser gives you the all clear then you need to set your BIOS to boot from your DVD drive as first in the boot order (before your hard drive), put in the disk, restart the machine and then you may need to 'Hit Any Key to Boot From DVD Drive' when this appears near the bottom of the screen briefly (usually only 2 or 3 seconds). To upgrade from XP to W7 you will need to choose Custom and Format to do a completely clean install so back up your files to an external drive or you will loose them, there is not a direct upgrade for XP like there is for Vista. But do not try to install without first checking with the upgrade adviser AND for the best experience, pre-download all of your hardware drivers, antivirus and other program installers to a flash drive or CDr and collect your other program install disks.

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#3
June 3, 2011 at 14:10:16
In many cases a computer for xp will not run windows 7 very well.

Windows 7 is a dvd. You need to be able to boot to a dvd.


As above you have ways to help at the MS site.

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