Windows 7 DVD won't boot!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Epsilan, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Epsilan

    Epsilan MDL Novice

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    Alright, I followed exactly what the Windows 7 Repository said. Got the torrent, checked it's authenticity, except I used the preactivation kit that Hazar has created for us. I opened up the .iso in poweriso and put the $OEM$ in the sources folder then saved it. Then i found the iso file after i edited it and i clicked on it once (i didn't open it) and at the top of the Windows Explorer it gave me an option to burn, so i just clicked that and then after 40 minutes it finished and the file was on the DVD ( and i made sure that there was enough space , it was 4 gb DVD) so I put the DVD with W7 into my laptop and restarted it ( after creating a partition so i could dual boot it with my Vista ) and instead the computer just normally started like it always does. Ok i turn off the computer again go to boot options click my CDDVD device and hit enter, still boots like it always does. I went to BIOS and Boot options and then put the CDDVD as the first thing to start and then i went to boot options (not in BIOS) and selected the CDDVD drive to boot, and it just booted normally. Please help I spent my whole day off researching about how to get Windows 7 working.
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ Epsilan, open your iso file again in poweriso just to check that it is bootable or burn the original and try booting from that 40 mins seems a long time to burn a dvd.
     
  3. Stormy

    Stormy MDL Novice

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    Sounds like all you did was burn a data disk with the ISO on it as a single file. You already have PowerISO, why didn't you use it to burn the disk?
     
  4. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    I've had trouble with Power/Ultra/MagicISO and making custom Windows DVDs... I've found it's best to just open the ISO, add your files and then burn the project to DVD as is without saving.
     
  5. Epsilan

    Epsilan MDL Novice

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    Yeah sorry I got it to work, Infact I did just burn a data disk, so I found this program called ImgBurn and it burned the image to the DVD as a bootable image, everything installed how it should, dual boot with windows 7 and vista now, one last question, I used the preactivation kit so it activated my windows right after I finished setup, i went to system to check and it only said Windows is Activated, is that what it is supposed to say? or is it supposed to say Windows is permanently activated? Also for my genuine OEM vista home premium it says the same thing just Windows is activated, so i'm guessing that it is permanently activated on Windows 7 aswell correct? Just to double check.
     
  6. torrentwin

    torrentwin MDL Junior Member

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    It say only "Windows is Activated"


    Why everbody have a dualboot with VISTA....

    First thing i do is to erase completely VISTA from my life...
     
  7. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Seriously... XP/7 I can understand...
    XP for the compatibility with old apps (if, for example, you cant run XP Mode under 7), but Vista is a step backwards from 7 in looks, and a step backwards from XP in functionality.

    Maybe people either have legit copies of Vista -- from a 'new' OEM PC -- that they don't want to lose or just don't feel like starting completely over.
    But that's why you back up any files you need.