Solved Windows 7 installation from dvd problem

January 14, 2012 at 13:17:24
Specs: Windows Vista
when trying to install windows 7 from dvd I get told to check cable connection and it then boots from hdd back to vista HP 32. Is this a conflict or maybe a driver problem with my dvd drive and the windows installation or am I missing something very basic....like a clue.

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January 16, 2012 at 09:39:30
Why don't you use the microsoft way to upgrade?

Overview Step 1 Step 2
Step 2: Installing Windows 7

When you upgrade to Windows 7, you keep your files, settings, and programs from Windows Vista.
Picture of the Upgrade or Custom installation pageThe options for Windows 7 installation
Before you begin

Be sure your computer is running either Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista. For more information, go to the Service Pack Center.

Connect your PC to the Internet so you can get installation updates during the installation process. (If you don't have an Internet connection, you can still install Windows 7.)

Update your antivirus program, run it, and then turn it off. After you install Windows 7, remember to turn the antivirus program back on, or install new antivirus software that works with Windows 7.

If you have a Windows 7 installation package, choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc, depending on which version of Windows Vista you're currently running.

Find your 25-character Windows product key. You can find it on the installation disc holder inside the Windows package—or in a confirmation e‑mail if you purchased and downloaded Windows 7 online.

If you use a fingerprint reader or other biometric device to log on to your computer, make sure you write down your password before upgrading. You must log on by typing your user name and password the first time that you use Windows after upgrading.

Note
Note

Some programs such as Windows Mail and Outlook Express are no longer included in Windows 7. If you used Windows Mail or Outlook Express as your e‑mail program, after you've finished installing Windows 7, you'll need to install a new e‑mail program to read your messages or to send and receive e‑mail. For more information about Windows Live Mail and instructions for importing your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar, see Importing your e‑mail, messages, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail.
Perform an Upgrade installation of Windows 7

Turn on your PC.

After Windows Vista has started, do one of the following:

If you've downloaded Windows 7, browse to the installation file you downloaded, and then double-click it (often identified as an Application file under the Type column).

If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation disc, and then double-click setup.exe.

If you've downloaded Windows 7 installation files onto a USB flash drive, insert the drive into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click the drive, and then double-click setup.exe.

On the Install Windows page, click Install now.

On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation, and to help protect your computer against security threats. Your computer will need to be connected to the Internet during Windows 7 installation to get these updates.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Upgrade.

You might see a compatibility report.

Continue to follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.



#1
January 14, 2012 at 13:49:46
Is your boot order configured correctly?

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#2
January 14, 2012 at 15:11:15
In vista can you view that dvd files?

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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#3
January 15, 2012 at 02:31:03
Yup boot from dvd drive is #1

And yes I can see the files on the drive from Vista

does this help the dx?


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#4
January 15, 2012 at 12:15:23
Are you booting TO the Windows 7 DVD? Watch the screen for a prompt to hit any key to boot from the CD. Hit the space bar.

Is the DVD an original Microsoft disk, or something else?


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January 16, 2012 at 09:39:30
✔ Best Answer
Why don't you use the microsoft way to upgrade?

Overview Step 1 Step 2
Step 2: Installing Windows 7

When you upgrade to Windows 7, you keep your files, settings, and programs from Windows Vista.
Picture of the Upgrade or Custom installation pageThe options for Windows 7 installation
Before you begin

Be sure your computer is running either Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista. For more information, go to the Service Pack Center.

Connect your PC to the Internet so you can get installation updates during the installation process. (If you don't have an Internet connection, you can still install Windows 7.)

Update your antivirus program, run it, and then turn it off. After you install Windows 7, remember to turn the antivirus program back on, or install new antivirus software that works with Windows 7.

If you have a Windows 7 installation package, choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc, depending on which version of Windows Vista you're currently running.

Find your 25-character Windows product key. You can find it on the installation disc holder inside the Windows package—or in a confirmation e‑mail if you purchased and downloaded Windows 7 online.

If you use a fingerprint reader or other biometric device to log on to your computer, make sure you write down your password before upgrading. You must log on by typing your user name and password the first time that you use Windows after upgrading.

Note
Note

Some programs such as Windows Mail and Outlook Express are no longer included in Windows 7. If you used Windows Mail or Outlook Express as your e‑mail program, after you've finished installing Windows 7, you'll need to install a new e‑mail program to read your messages or to send and receive e‑mail. For more information about Windows Live Mail and instructions for importing your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar, see Importing your e‑mail, messages, contacts, and calendar into Windows Live Mail.
Perform an Upgrade installation of Windows 7

Turn on your PC.

After Windows Vista has started, do one of the following:

If you've downloaded Windows 7, browse to the installation file you downloaded, and then double-click it (often identified as an Application file under the Type column).

If you have a Windows 7 installation disc, insert the disc into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click your DVD drive to open the Windows 7 installation disc, and then double-click setup.exe.

If you've downloaded Windows 7 installation files onto a USB flash drive, insert the drive into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click the drive, and then double-click setup.exe.

On the Install Windows page, click Install now.

On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation, and to help protect your computer against security threats. Your computer will need to be connected to the Internet during Windows 7 installation to get these updates.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Upgrade.

You might see a compatibility report.

Continue to follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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#6
January 17, 2012 at 09:56:34
Thanks everyone, Jefro I think I did it your way in the end as my files and folders are still there when I was expecting everything to disappear. I now have folders called windows.old is this the vista install archived?

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