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Start Windows from a CD or DVD

Start Windows from a CD or DVD
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You might need to start Windows from the installation CD or DVD if:
You want to install or reinstall Windows. You want to recover Windows from a serious error. If your computer won't start Windows at all, you can access system recovery options from the Windows installation disc that can help you get Windows running again.
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Burn a DVD-Video disc with Windows DVD Maker

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Windows DVD Maker is a feature you can use to make DVDs that you can watch on a computer or on a TV using a regular DVD player. The quickest way to make a DVD is to add pictures and videos in Windows DVD Maker, and then burn your DVD. If you want to get creative, you can customize the DVD menu style and text before you burn the DVD.
 

Video DVD made on Windows DVD Maker does not work on home DVD player

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I downloaded some dance instructions videos on Real Player, converted them to WMV (I think) format. Then opened my Windows DVD Maker and went through the process to make a DVD to play on my home DVD player.

The resultant DVD was rejected by my home DVD player. I did this several times and in one instance, it worked. All my several other attempts have failed. My home DVD player says "disc error."

 

How to Burn DVD's with Windows DVD Maker

How to Burn DVD's with Windows DVD Maker Icon
Windows DVD Maker has been introduced with Windows Vista and it continues to be present in Windows 7. Unlike with other tools in Windows 7, Windows DVD Maker doesn't have any new major features compared to its Windows Vista counterpart. The differences are cosmetic at best and the tool works the same. In this article I will touch on the following topics: where to find Windows DVD Maker, which file types and discs is supporting, how to customize and burn a DVD and how to solve issues with this tool.
 

Creating bootable dvd from original Windows 7 dvd

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I bought a dell laptop with windows 7 home basic as my os.But the installation dvd I got didn't work when I tried to format my lappy using it.So I brought my friend's legitimate home premium dvd . I want to create a bootable dvd using my friend's dvd.So I copied the entire contents from my friend's dvd into my laptop and using ultra iso burned them into the blank dvd.But it was not able to boot .

On internet I learnt that we have to include a file bootse7en.bif which makes the dvd bootable.I also learnt that this file is not there in legitimate windows 7 dvd. I don't understand that if this file is not present in the legitimate windows 7 dvd then how does it boots .and why I have to include it in the new dvd I want to make.

 

Windows 7 + UEFI Based Install + SD Card/USB Drive = Fail?

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium to my UEFI-based notebook. This notebook does not have a DVD drive though, so the only way for me to install OS's is via SD Card or USB Flash Drives.

I know how to start the UEFI installer because I can do it on my other laptop that has a DVD drive. I also was able to try and start the Windows 7 installer via UEFI on my DVD-less laptop, but it failed to boot after I pressed any key.

Is it at all possible to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode without a DVD?

 

Photo DVD+R not playing on DVD Player

Photo DVD+R not playing on DVD Player Icon

I just purchased DVD +R DVDs to put photos on, that I want to be able to play on a Panasonic DVD Player. The literature indicates that it will play DVD +R that has been finalized. I tried using the Windows DVD Maker and adjusted the speed to medium.

And I also tried using the media center. The DVDs are not recognized on the Player. I did select the finish button while burning but what else am I supposed to do to close the dvd? the dvd burner is a blu ray and while it is capable of lightscribe I bought single layer dvds.

 

No response from Win7 install DVD

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New build:
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CPU: AMD Quad core Phenom II X4920
mobo: MSI 785GTM-E45
HDD: Seagate SATA 1T ST310000520AS

BIOS is set to boot first from SATA DVD reader/writer.

Computer powers up perfectly, shows splash screen, goes into BIOS control with depress of key, etc

However, the installation routine will not start from either of my 64 bit Windows 7 install DVD's. Install routine will start from any 32 bit (Linux, windoze, etc) OS install CD, just not a 64 bit windows install DVD.

Furthermore, I have tried another SATA DVD, as well as a pata DVD reader/writer. Still no cigar

When I attempt to boot into the installation, the spash screen comes up, then goes, and there is a little "hyphen" cursor blinking (ad-infinitum) at the left edge of the screen. Nothing further.

I have used the same install DVD to install Win 7 on another (Intel in this case) new computer once before. It worked perfectly, the DVD has been in its sleeve ever since, and there isalmost no possibility that it is damaged.

I am sure that the Phenom II is a 64 bit processor. What is going on here? Do I need to set some system jumper or what?
 

How to change Windows 7 32bit version to 64bit version

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I've searched around on internet to find how to change your Windows 7 32 bit version to 64 bit version. It says you'll have to perform a clean install, which I understand to be that all your files will be erased. I made a backup of all files I want to keep, so that's not a problem.

However, I also read you should put your Windows 7 64 bit DVD into the DVD drive and restart your computer. When I do this, Windows just starts normally. When I put my Windows 7 32 bit DVD into the DVD drive, restart the computer, then I do get a windows installation screen.

I tried to Format my C drive, but it gives me a message that I can not format my C drive, because Windows is installed on C and my computer will not work anymore. Yes I know windows is installed on C, that's exactly the reason I want to format it.

When I put Windows 7 64 bit into the DVD drive while I'm on desktop, and I try to run it, it says I don't have the correct windows version to run the DVD, which is obvious cause I have Windows 7 32 bit (Legal, got my product key right here).

But if I can't format my C drive, and if I can't start up my 64 bit DVD, then how am I gonna get Windows 7 64 bit installed? (And I do know that I can have the 64 bit version, I followed a procedure on microsoft.com and I got to a screen where it says that my system is able to support windows 7 64 bit)

 

How to erase memorex DVD+RW4x 4.7GB 120 min. And which file format use to playback in dvd player

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How do I erase this disk using my desktop windows 7 ultimate computer? I burned .AVI files onto that kind of dvd+rw. the dvd+rw say's no playback feature on my dvd player when I tried to play the movie.

Let me know which file format I should use for best results for dvd+rw playback in my dvd player and nd which software to use to delete the whole DVD+RW

 

DVD-rom device not recognizing dvd's anymore

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I burned a dvd yesterday when suddenly there was an error while burning. I rebooted my pc and ejected my dvd. After that my DVD drive stopped working. It can open/close, I can see it in explorer (DVD-rw-station) but when I try several dvd's and cd's they won't load.

I have Windows 7 Pro (NL) and my DVD-rom station is a Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260s ATA Device , motherboard Asus P6T SE .

I've tried the following:

* Tried problem solver>hardware and devices, no results.
* Uninstall the devices from the device manager and let windows reinstall it after reboot (it was installed,
* Deleted the upperfilters and lowerfilters values from my regisrty (as mentioned here: [LINK]
* Uninstall any dvd-burning software (called CD-burner-XP )

 
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