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Unable to boot from windows 7 dvd

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my computer.

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Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

"I finally installed XP on the computer to burn the dvd from that dvd burner

then it booted (mostly) like a charm

no clue why the usb device never booted"
Guest [Entry]

Well, I just had the same problem today. Windows 7 will not boot if you simply burn all the files to the dvd. You have to burn the .iso file using 'imgburn' or similar.
Guest [Entry]

"There are alternative ways to installing Windows 7 without using a DVD-ROM drive.

You can copy all the Windows 7 installation files to another hard drive (if you have one) and install from there. If you only have one drive you can partition it and the run the installation from the newly created partition
If you have a flash drive large enough you can create a bootable flash drive to install Windows 7. WinToFlash will perform all the steps you need to make your flash bootable."
Guest [Entry]

"i know the OP has anwsered but i just wanted to say that i upgraded my vista to win 7 from just mounting the image to a virtual drive and it worked JUST FINE. i also did a Full install ... without upgrading.... from XP by mounting the image and installing it from there... the windows 7 cd copyed everything it needed to install

GOOD LUCK!!!"