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Changing the Boot Drive


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#1 danielvillatoro

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:02 PM

I am trying to install Windows 7 in my Dell Dimension 4600. But I could not do it from the downloaded file so I had to create an ISO bootable DVD. The problem is that the PC can only boot from the C drive or the CD-Rom drive, not from the DVD drive. I have checked the BIOS and making the DVD drive a bootable drive is not a choice. I am running Windows XP. I can't burn Windows 7 on a CD as there is not enough room to copy the entire program.

How can I make the computer boot from the DVD drive?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

How did you burn your ISO? Try your Win7 disk in another system to see if it will boot.

I do not know your experience level. Some simply put the whole ISO on a DVD and assume it will work. You need a program, like IMGburn to do the job.

Old system, really old systems, would not boot from a DVD due to BIOS limitations, but yours doesn't appear to be that vintage a machine.

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