Unable to install win7 oem over installed win xp

January 7, 2012 at 07:11:00
Specs: Windows XP
I have windows xp home premium on my computer, it is 64 bit compatible. I purchased a windows 7 home premium from newegg. It is an OEM version. I have backed up my files and inserted the win 7 in my cd and it does not read it. what do I need to do to install win 7 oem

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#1
January 7, 2012 at 08:35:02
Windows 7 comes in DVD Format, you need a DVD Drive.......

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#2
January 7, 2012 at 08:37:47
Asking that question without providing any hardware information is not productive.

Did you verify your hardware is compatible with Windows 7?

Windows 7 comes on a DVD, not a CD. Do you have a DVD reader in your computer?

How are you trying to access the DVD? You need to boot to it. Watch the screen for a prompt to hit any key to boot from the CD.



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#3
January 7, 2012 at 10:31:33
go into the bios and under "boot" change the boot device priority to read off the cd/dvd first, then the hard disk. or if you have the option to select a different boot device on startup....select the dvd/cd option. As is mentioned u need a dvd for Win 7.

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#4
January 7, 2012 at 12:02:05
You can also try to install windows 7 from USB device. It is much more simple and faster then DVD.

You can also check this below link to make in 3 easy steps windows 7 bootable windows 7 Flash Drive.

http://www.emdadblog.com/3-easy-ste...

www.emdadblog.com


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#5
January 7, 2012 at 14:31:10
emdadblog

How can installing using a USB flash drive be more simple?


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#6
January 7, 2012 at 17:28:47
thank you, I have ordered a dvd unit

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#7
January 7, 2012 at 17:29:58
thank you, I have ordered a dvd unit, I did not realize win 7 was not a cd at first. I have verified that the rest of my desktop is compatible

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