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just bought windows 7 and then downloaded it. i put it on cd and restarted the computer so i can do a clean install but when i did it nothing came up while starting the computer. could i have some hel… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
just bought windows 7 and then downloaded it. i put it on cd and restarted the computer so i can do a clean install but when i did it nothing came up while starting the computer. could i have some help please rep for anyone who helps
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
have you set within the bios of the pc to boot from the cd drive first???
#2
bob10752000
have you set within the bios of the pc to boot from the cd drive first???


how do you do that:oops:
1 Like #3
how computer savvy are you? When you boot your PC hit the 'delete' key continuously . You should enter the bios settings and be able to choose your boot preferences. Choose, CD-rom, second boot should be HDD.

Did you purchase a full install or just an upgrade option? I found this from others having issues getting either to work...

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/10/23/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-the-answer.aspx

Best of luck.
#4
TheGimp
how computer savvy are you? When you boot your PC hit the 'delete' key continuously . You should enter the bios settings and be able to choose your boot preferences. Choose, CD-rom, second boot should be HDD.

Did you purchase a full install or just an upgrade option? I found this from others having issues getting either to work...

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/10/23/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-the-answer.aspx

Best of luck.


i purchased the the upgrade option
#5
TheGimp
how computer savvy are you? When you boot your PC hit the 'delete' key continuously . You should enter the bios settings and be able to choose your boot preferences. Choose, CD-rom, second boot should be HDD.

Did you purchase a full install or just an upgrade option? I found this from others having issues getting either to work...

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/10/23/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-the-answer.aspx

Best of luck.


also it seems to hard that
#6
it'll say somewhere on your startup screen which key to his, as the other guy says could be delete, F2 is also something i'd try.
#7
if you reboot and it has a splash screen then hit the 'Tab' button and you should see which button you need to push to enter the bios settings.

Personally i'd just reboot and tap both F1, F2 and del continously until you entered the bios settings.
#8
do you have to format your hard drive first because i don't want to if i have put windows 7 on the cd properly all i did was dragged the downloaded file which was few hundred kb on to the cd and in the corner it said write to the cd
#9
atigona
do you have to format your hard drive first because i don't want to if i have put windows 7 on the cd properly all i did was dragged the downloaded file which was few hundred kb on to the cd and in the corner it said write to the cd


Sorry, but thats not what you are supposed to do at all...
#10
deathtrap3000
Sorry, but thats not what you are supposed to do at all...


what are you mean to do ?
#11
atigona
what are you mean to do ?


Download the file, run the file, let it download and extract the ~3gb files, then find a guide to make a disk. The disk will need to be a blank dvd.
#12
deathtrap3000
Download the file, run the file, let it download and extract the ~3gb files, then find a guide to make a disk. The disk will need to be a blank dvd.


thank you
#13
dcx_badass
You seriously have no idea, just give up now. If you can't burn a disk then you can't do something like this, you don't even have the download.


thanks for nothing
#14
mcnally32
it'll say somewhere on your startup screen which key to his, as the other guy says could be delete, F2 is also something i'd try.



If not try 'Tab' - this might tell you as it normally shows a POST screen...
#15
atigona
thanks for nothing



You have to understand that it's frusrating for some people - imagine if you were asked relentless questions about somethig you understand well... I think comparing computers to cars is useful. If you ask me why your computer isn't working you'll get te same response as asking a mechanic why your car isn't moving... SOMETHING is wrong - you need to understand, give me more info or pay* me to help!


* Beer is fine.
#16
dcx_badass
Also the fact we have 10 windows 7 threads a day, and google has the answer to pretty much every single one, especially this one.


Thing is - this isn't even a Windows 7 question - this is about simply getting a computer to boot from a burnt disc image... simple if you have basic knowledge and easy if you're prepared to Google - if you're not then you'll just meet cold responses from forums!
#17
dont you get instructions with this:?

like for beginners:?
#18
dcx_badass
They didn't even download the image if they only have a file that's a few kb.


Oh well... hopefully they won't breed! P
1 Like #19
you know what, give the op a break, if you see help, or windows, or anything like that, why do you click on the thread to post? Even numbskulls need help, even if its to be told to google it.
#20
thanks for your help everyone
#21
>all i did was dragged the downloaded file which was few hundred kb on to the cd and in the corner it said write to the cd

If it is a few hundred kilobytes file then it is not the full Windows image. The Windows image will be hundreds of Megabytes. Is this from a Torrent? Sounds like you have the Torrent header not the full Windows image.

What you should do is download a single large ISO file (the file you download will have the letters "iso" at the end - you may need to change your Windows settings to see them).

But you dont just copy the ISO file to CD and install from that. If the DVD has just one file on it that is wrong.

An ISO file is a "packed" file of a DVD image.

What you need to do is create a DVD from this ISO file so the ISO file "unpacks" and creates a load of files on the DVD.

THEN you start the Windows install from this DVD.

I use Nero to create a DVD from an ISO file, but there are other programs around that help you create a DVD from an ISO file.

So you need an ISO burner, I am sure someone will give examples of good free ones.
banned#22
When people click on help threads about windows 7 they expect the person to have some knowledge of windows else whats the point in having windows 7. Its not like they use vista for gaming or using high end applications. If they did they would know a few hundred kilobytes isn't going to be the windows 7image.

Original poster what is the exact name of the file you downloaded. Right click it with the cursor and select properties. And where did you get it from?
#23
download [url]www.imgburn.com[/url] .. very simply free program that will let you burn .iso files with ease.

Did you have any luck entering the bios settings??
#24
I got it from the microsoft student offer

also after running it it's about few hundred meg and also do you have to put the folder onto the cd
banned#25
atigona;6701750
I got it from the microsoft student offer

also after running it it's about few hundred meg and also do you have to put the folder onto the cd

should be more than a few hundred meg. The beta for win7 was 2.4GB

you'll need a DVD-R to burn the downlaoded file using methods mentioned above. You cant just burn it to a dvd as a data file.
banned#26
atigona;6701750
I got it from the microsoft student offer

also after running it it's about few hundred meg and also do you have to put the folder onto the cd

what is the filename and filetype

e.g. xxxxxx.iso or xxxxx.img etc.
banned#27
hope you heeded the advice above and backed up all your crucual data (bookmarks, pics, emails etc etc) as I reckon you stand a good chance of losing them all.
#28
csiman
hope you heeded the advice above and backed up all your crucual data (bookmarks, pics, emails etc etc) as I reckon you stand a good chance of losing them all.


Don't really have anything on it as rebooted it a month ago and got all the drivers in last week but my Internet wasn't working for a week and virgin media installed a new modem

Also the rest of you were right it's about 8gb
1 Like #29
[FONT=Verdana]ATIGONA - As per your many messages to me, from yesterday and today, I would suggest you [/FONT][FONT=Verdana]try running it again and write down the error message; once you have that try and do a search for the error message against Google UK to see what it comes back with.

Are you completely sure that the download is not corrupt - did you do the MD5 Checksum to make sure and was the download completed before you tried to access the file?

Get onto Microsoft and explain what your seeing to see if you can kick off a fresh download (if your not using Firefox, you might want to try that instead of Internet Explorer) - pretty straightforward stuff there for you to work with.

Listed below is the link I was telling you about, with regards to how you should burn the data onto a DVD (the same one I sent through via message this morning).

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/22/how-to-make-a-dvd-of-that-student-only-windows-7/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
[/FONT]
#30
I'm using Mozilla and thanks again scottyboy
#31
dcx_badass
8GB is too big it should be about 2.6gb.


The beta was 2.4 and mine is 8000 mb
banned#32
atigona;6702263
Don't really have anything on it as rebooted it a month ago and got all the drivers in last week but my Internet wasn't working for a week and virgin media installed a new modem

Also the rest of you were right it's about 8gb

you wont get that on a single layer dvd-r

you sure its a single 8GB file or is it a folder with two images in (one for 32 bit and one for 64bit win7)?
#33
atigona
I got it from the microsoft student offer

also after running it it's about few hundred meg and also do you have to put the folder onto the cd


The MS Student Offer would have given you a link to download the files necessary to install (or upgrade to) Windows 7. There should have been 3 files downloaded, an Win7 exe file & 2 setup.box files. Clicking on the exe file will start the upgrade process.

You can either copy these 3 files on to the PC that you wish to upgrade, and run the exe file from there, or use google to follow instructions on how to turn them in to an ISO disk.
#34
dcx_badass
Well you've done it wrong because it shouldn't be.


Once I paid for it I was given a link to click on and I did that and downloaded it well I can get a refund so that's what I'm going to do
#35
atigona;6702720
Once I paid for it I was given a link to click on and I did that and downloaded it well I can get a refund so that's what I'm going to do


[FONT=Verdana]Any chance you can take a screen shot of what you have extracted, as at least that way we can confirm what you have - from one of the earlier posts that was made, it could be possible you have both the x32 and x64 bit installation files.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#36
Scotty Boy
[FONT=Verdana]Any chance you can take a screen shot of what you have extracted, as at least that way we can confirm what you have - from one of the earlier posts that was made, it could be possible you have both the x32 and x64 bit installation files.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


sorry for the misunderstanding i read it wrong they is actually 3006.46 mb
#37
im extracting it again the header is microsoft windows 7 upgrade 64 bit (1of 3)
#38
dcx_badass
8GB is too big it should be about 2.6gb.


you were right it is about that much
#39
atigona;6704130
you were right it is about that much


[FONT=Verdana]Folks, ATIGONA has managed to find the fix himself and messaged through the answer - I've posted in the link he's provided, so if any other members have problems (for the Student download option) they should check it out.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/23/workaround-to-fix-windows-7-unable-to-create-or-save-new-files-in-the-folder-error-when-unloading-box/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#40
i downloaded the windows 7 again from digital river and still it is saying the application cannot find one of it's required files etc

you can find the rest it says in the link above

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