Solved windows 7 to windows 10

August 6, 2016 at 00:35:33
Specs: Windows 64
I both yesterday and Toshiba Satellite Pro with the laptop 2 cd's with windows 10 Pro came . I try to up date my windows but the dvd is not reading it when i start the laptop. The dvd is working good because i download a game from a cd and is ok . What should i do because i have the cd's but this laptop wont update

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August 7, 2016 at 14:47:15
- trailing in behind "daveincaps" #5; it might be the laser for DVD hath died a death... Not unknown for one laser to die and the other(s) seemingly OK...

Also I wouldn't encourage the move to win-10 - yet.

If win-7 is doing all you need - and it ain't broke (apart from the possibly faulty physical DVD drive issue) don't fix it....

Incidentally have you tried with an external DVD drive? If you have one or can borrow one, see if it will at least allow you to access/view the content of the DVD in question. BUT - do no more than simply view the disk. If it does allow you to view the disk, then you might be able to perform the upgrade that way? This would presume that the laptop allows an external (usb) drive to boot up...

But again if win-7 ain't broke - don't ruin it by fixing it (upgrading to win-10). You may discover that other problems present themselves in win-10; printer drivers not the least being an example.. And some appear to have found problems with cd/dvd drives too; and one or two re' wifi networking...

And even at this stage of events - take the time to copy all those important/personal files to external storage; as suggested earlier. Safer than sorrier is generally the motto when considering any changes to a working system. Safeguard content first, then proceed with changes...



#1
August 6, 2016 at 01:43:38
Before you upgrade... first ensure "all" your personal files (stuff you really wouldn't wish to lose) is safely copied off thevsystem. Typically to DVD but an external hard drive too is even better; both media if possible. Also make two sets of the DVDs - just in-case one set gets damaged.

Verify the copies are fully accessible to before you upgrade; and regularly check and update your duplicates.

Do not use flash drives/usb sticks. They can and do fail; and not intended for serious long term storage.

Are you actually booting with the DVD?


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#2
August 6, 2016 at 02:01:29
Yes I boot with the DVD. I have no clue what to do with it. Maybe I should consider to contact toshiba for this problem

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#3
August 6, 2016 at 05:06:38
To confirm - the DVD drive is first boot device; not the hard drive?

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#4
August 6, 2016 at 05:39:29
Just to amplify, you set the DVD drive ahead of the System Drive in BIOS then power the computer on whilst the DVD is inserted.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 7, 2016 at 14:03:46
Are you possibly saying the optical drive is reading cds but not DVDs? If so that's likely due to a bad drive.

You may want to consider hanging onto windows 7 as long as possible. Don't upgrade just because you can. Wait til you have a reason.


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#6
August 7, 2016 at 14:47:15
✔ Best Answer
- trailing in behind "daveincaps" #5; it might be the laser for DVD hath died a death... Not unknown for one laser to die and the other(s) seemingly OK...

Also I wouldn't encourage the move to win-10 - yet.

If win-7 is doing all you need - and it ain't broke (apart from the possibly faulty physical DVD drive issue) don't fix it....

Incidentally have you tried with an external DVD drive? If you have one or can borrow one, see if it will at least allow you to access/view the content of the DVD in question. BUT - do no more than simply view the disk. If it does allow you to view the disk, then you might be able to perform the upgrade that way? This would presume that the laptop allows an external (usb) drive to boot up...

But again if win-7 ain't broke - don't ruin it by fixing it (upgrading to win-10). You may discover that other problems present themselves in win-10; printer drivers not the least being an example.. And some appear to have found problems with cd/dvd drives too; and one or two re' wifi networking...

And even at this stage of events - take the time to copy all those important/personal files to external storage; as suggested earlier. Safer than sorrier is generally the motto when considering any changes to a working system. Safeguard content first, then proceed with changes...


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#7
August 8, 2016 at 00:40:36
The DVD is working because yesterday I set up a game on the laptop. I will keep the 7 I am use to it . In 2 days! I did try because on my other laptop I had the win10 and I was using it for 1 year !!

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#8
August 8, 2016 at 01:58:12
Open the DVD drive. Start de PC as you normally do (without the win 10 DVD in place)
After you have logged in and the windows 7 desktop is loaded , insert the Win 10 CD or DVD in the DVD drive and close the drive. Unless you have blocked the "autoplay" option there should be a window popping up either showing the Win 10 installation splash screen or at least a menu where you can select what to do next on that DVD.
If nothing shows up, open an EXPLORER window (not IExplorer) and go to the DVD drive under COMPUTER. Open the setup.exe.

On the Windows 10 installation screen, follow the instructions.


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