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Win 7 Install Dvd


I recently bought a laptop that came with windows 7 pre-installed. I am looking to get a full install dvd set up so that i can re-partition my disk and reinstall windows onto one of two partitions, while installing linux on the other. I have a legitimate product key and i have installed the usb/dvd tool but it requires that i have an iso image to use. Is there somewhere on the microsoft site where i can obtain this for use with my legitimate key? Also, does a "system recovery disk" include a full install that can help me out in this situation?

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Message - Install A Cd/dvd Writer

Unable to write to cd/dvd driver, receive message "install a cd/dvd writer" in windows 7. I cannot write to my cd or dvd. I get a message which says "install a cd/dvd writer". Where do i find this?

Posted On: 2010-06-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Install Win 7 From Microsoft Dvd?

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This will be my forth install because of continuing ie8 link problems since i started this effort in early nov as i tried to install win 7 64 bit and of course the ie8 that is tied to and part of win7. I desperately want to avoid install number five since it takes better part of a full day to save my data, do the win os install of xp then the full install from the upgrade dvd. After doing the win 7 install i then spend the hours re-installing all mu other programs. I do have a full vista so could install that first instead of xp if it would make a difference. I think xp would go faster.

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Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Win7 On Netbook That Does Not Have Dvd Drive

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Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Only Boots With Install Dvd In Drive

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I then installed win 7 64bit upgrade over that. Everything seemed perfect until i removed the installation disc. (Activation went fine this time)the next time i booted the computer i was greeted with:windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

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Please re-install a copy of the above file. Now, i did do quite a bit of searching and reading about this issue with win xp and vista, but i did not find any information about this with regards to win 7. Furthermore, i have no problem booting win 7 when the installation disc is in the drive. The pc attempts to boot from the dvd by asking me to hit a key, and when i do not, it brings up boot menu allowing me to choose what to boot.

I pick windows 7 or wait 25 seconds and it auto-chooses and boots just fine. While i can live with this, it is certainly not an ideal solution. Ny ideaslso, i have already attempted to use the installation disc to evaluate and repair the boot sequence but it always informs me that there is nothing wrong and nothing to fix.


Posted On: 2010-08-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Install Can't Find The Cd/dvd Driver

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Posted On: 2009-10-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Software On Netbook Using Laptop's Dvd Drive

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Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cd/dvd Driver Issues - Win7 64-bit Pro Install

Cd/dvd driver issues in the beginning of windows 7 64-bit pro install. Installer will not let me move on until i find a driver for my dvd drive. The only drivers i can get to show up on the list are 64-bit drivers.

I'm upgrading from 32-bit so it won't let me use my vista cdrom drivers.
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Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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My atapi dvd drives (dvd rom and dvd rw) and sata hard drive are listed as scsi devices in device manager. Why is that, and is it a problem? I have frequent error when i use the dvd burner.

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows dvd maker won't recognize a dvd burner when a internet usb drive is hooked up to computer, how do we fix this?

Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I'm trying to upgrade from windows vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. I placed the disc in the dvd drive but the system does not recognize or boot the disc. Other dvds load fine. Any suggestions on what may be happening and how i can get vista to recognize the software?Thanks, dave

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I'm getting this like everyone else on a windows 7 64 bit. The dvd burner is turned on, working, etc. I have 251 gb of free space. The problem is that this error message is so worthless, i.e. No real specifics like "out of space" , "codec error", "invalid input file", "hey, i just don't like you"  . There is nothing to work with. The input is a home movie avi which plays just fine in windows media center. The "just die for no apparent reason" point seems to be 38% in windows media center and 17% in windows dvd maker and the blank disk is kicked out.

If nothing else microsoft ought to build a fix that at least dumps some useful error messages about the failed process so there's a direction to take. At least under dvd maker the status was "encoding" and it dies during that. Windows media center tells you nothing, but the vague error. Oh, yes i did try again after a fresh re-boot and am running nothing else. Same problem.


Posted On: 2010-08-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

After Win7 Install Should I Install Programs Then Backed Up Files ?

After windows 7 complete install. Should i install the programs then the backed up files or the backed up files then the programs. Windows 7 complete install. Should i install the programs then the backed up  files or the backed up files then the programs. I saw where microsoft recommended installing the backed up files first then the programs so the programs know where the files are located.

I would think installing the programs first would be better to minimize defragmentation. Os then programs, then files.


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Where Did My Cd, Dvd Go?

What has happened to my printer, cd & dvd as well as the erratic functioning of my mouse? I have run the very latest virus definitions in avast antivirus, in addition to adaware, emisoft's anti-malware and malawarebytes anti- malware programs. I even ran microsoft's own troubleshooting and fix-it solution. The ms program did detect the cd & dvd but came back with code 43 for port_#0002. Hub_#0002 and code 43 for port_#0001. Hub_#0006. What does this all mean?

Additionally, my mouse's erratic functioning varies greatly. Sometimes it works normally as it should and then in the next minute it can barely be made to move. I have a microsoft wireless mouse model # 1058 and a wireless keyboard model #5000. The optical drives are: tsst corp cd dvdw sh-s223f scsi & hl-dt-st bd-re ggw+h20l scsi. I am using win7 pro and have an amd tripe core 8650 with 4 gb of ram. I have two wd raptors running raid 0+3.


Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Maker

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Is this a known limitation of the program or did i do it wrong. Do i need to convert the vob files first in order to fit more on the dvd? Btw the vob files loaded up very nicely, played well and i was able to add transitions etc. But i need a program that will let me write back to disc the 4 + gb capacity of the disc. Tia.


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Autoplay

Simple . Autoplay on the dvd cd rom drive doesn't work. I have dell inspiron 1764ok this seems to be a problem. There are suggestions on the websites but none of them work for me.microsoft wake up. You haven't provided a decent answer. Reinstalling software is a time consuming and useless answer - it don't work. I have vmware - but uninstalling this is not an option! - So don't even suggest it. Tried reg entries . Noticed that my not play auto-play in local machine /software/microsoft etc entry is set to 255 - not good i think. But what do i set it to. Tried control panel and auto-play settings. They were blank any suggestions would be helpful. This is more annoying than anything else.

Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cd/dvd Issue

My cd/dvd drive can read and burn cds but isn't reading dvd or dvd-rom discs. It allows me to burn data to dvd-rs, just isn't reading them or any dvds. I want to try reinstalling windows 7 or possibly even downgrade to windows vista but am afraid i won't be able to if my cd/dvd drive continues to not want to read my windows 7 disc. I checked to upgrade my drivers and have done so. Hopefully the dvd lens isn't just messed up because i don't want to buy a new one when i'm just gonna give this laptop away to my sister. Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-05-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have a compaq presario cq6-215dx notebook pc on which i have clean installed windows 7. (Originally the system came with vista installed). I have repeatedly attempted to back up my system with no success. Each time i"ll get through a disc or two and then i get the "backup did not complete successfully" and event viewer registers the following error- "the device, devicecdrom0, has a bad block. ". 1342 times in the last 24 hrs? This can't be the dvds. I am using sony dvd+rw, 1-4x discs. I've gone through numerous discs and refuse to keep wasting discs.could tis be a controller error. Dvd drive problem. Or a problem with the backup program.

Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Not Able To Play Dvd

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Older dvd's that i own are playing successfully, but those released within the last year are all receiving the same error. I have tested this on twilight, new moon, transformers and none of those mentioned are playing. The dvd's that i have listed have been purchased at wal-mart as well as best buy. The codec pack in which i am currently using is cole2k.


Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I have tried system restore, but i always get an error code because it "cannot access the file". I have updated the firmware from the dell website, and ran several different virus scans. Itunes and my computer say the drive is missing, but device manager says it is functioning correctly and completely updated. My dvd drive is there, it is only the cd drive. I am running windows 7, and have a dell inspiron 1750.

Also, i checked my brothers computer, who has the same set-up, and his registry files are all identical to mine, and his drive works just fine.


Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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My dvd drive disappeared even though i stopped making virtual dvd drives for iso images. I thought upgrading to windows 7 might resolve the 2 problems rpc sever is unavailable and the dvd drive not detected. I upgraded to ultimate as my computer is windows vista home basic. Its compaq. Sorry for bad spelling. When i want to make a partition rpc server is unavailable. Dvd drive is not in device manager. The hardware and devices troubleshooter thinks i have no dvd drive. I have no iso imaging programs now but i need one.

Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Ps forgot to add i am running sata hard drives but eh dvd burner is pata.


Posted On: 2009-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .