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I installed the DP, I want to reinstall w7, but the disk won't boot

    Question

  • I installed the DP and I didn't dual boot it. I have everything backed up. I have like 5 dvds generated by my asus machine.

    Now usually there would be a boot choice to do a system restore or such, but the DP loads up right away and it won't let me boot my disks.

     

    What do I do?

     

    P.S.

    I tried holding random keys like 'c' and 'x' but it still doesn't work.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:28 PM

Answers

  • Go into your bios (usually pressing DEL during boot).
    Then go to your "system boot order" and put CD/DVD drive as first option.

    Restart your system with the CD in the tray and it should throw  "Press  any key to boot from DVD..." message on your screen.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Marked as answer by Airkin Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:31 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:34 PM

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  • Go into your bios (usually pressing DEL during boot).
    Then go to your "system boot order" and put CD/DVD drive as first option.

    Restart your system with the CD in the tray and it should throw  "Press  any key to boot from DVD..." message on your screen.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Marked as answer by Airkin Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:31 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:34 PM
  • this might work actually. the  kind of answer i was looking for. and yes it is the delete button. i just didnt want to mess with bios in a wrong way.

     

    thanks,

     

    Dylan.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:30 PM
  • You're welcome :)
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:35 PM
  • Yep it worked. I am already on my w7 machine.

    Thank you very much,

     

    Dylan.

     

    P.S.

    Seeing how many hate messages there are on this forum, I would like to input my opinion and the reason why I  switched back:

    Windows 8 is great. It looks nice. Similar to my windows phone. I liked the familiarity of it. All clean and pretty, but it is just not for desktops/work. It would be nice having a normal start menu. At least have a choice between the Metro Start and the Classic Start. Switching between windows is also a pain. It doesn't feel right with the mouse. Now, this is just a DP. I quite well understand, and I hope that one year later Windows 8 will look and be usable better. I believe it will, it just needs a lot of work like the MSFT CEO stated.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:19 AM