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Topic # 67126 28-Aug-2010 15:43
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Hey .. Im thiking of getting a new computer with no OS installed. Because I have a Windows 7 CD
But How do I install Windows 7 from my Bios? Do I boot CD so the windows 7 loads up ?  

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  Reply # 373956 28-Aug-2010 16:00
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Yes you select the boot from CD(DVD) option in the bios and it will run the windows 7 installation disk in the drive...







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Reply # 374054 28-Aug-2010 22:11
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Thanks.. That was what I was looking for
Cheers 

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  Reply # 374177 29-Aug-2010 13:22
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there are two things you may or may not have overlooked.

1: Do you still have the COA for the win7 disk

2: Is it an OEM copy or a full retail copy or just an upgrade copy

If this is just an upgrade copy you need a working copy of windows already installed or it wont work. (You dont need drivers installed it only needs to be able to boot to windows with no errors.  




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16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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  Reply # 374382 30-Aug-2010 08:22
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Also sometimes the BIOS is marked as OEM and Win7 will install but wont activate as it detects the OEM switch in the BIOS if youre not installing the correct version for that BIOS - weve hit it a few times lately with newer motherboards, usually gotten around it by upgrading the BIOS to the latest version.




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  Reply # 375047 31-Aug-2010 19:11
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xpd: Also sometimes the BIOS is marked as OEM and Win7 will install but wont activate as it detects the OEM switch in the BIOS if youre not installing the correct version for that BIOS - weve hit it a few times lately with newer motherboards, usually gotten around it by upgrading the BIOS to the latest version.


Intereasting. Will keep a mental note on that one.

does it work the other way around. if you put oem on a bios that has switch for full retail ? or is it just oem being toggled.

I know alot of laptops with vista the COA is tied up with the brand of laptop so you carn tjust use any old dvd istall is that a simialr thing?




Hu? did i do that?
16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

xpd

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  Reply # 375051 31-Aug-2010 19:20
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Just appears to be OEM - frustrating when you have a perfectly good deployment server to install from and then get 10 new machines all with same BIOS/motherboard and the BIOS has to be updated manually AFTER youve installed.




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