Trying to get Vista laptop to boot from cd/dvd?

  buel 19:53 14 Jun 2009

Hi, in attempting to install windows7 on a partition of my mum's vista latop, i've made the partition but cant get the laptop to boot from the dvd, please can anyone help me with this?

  chub_tor 20:11 14 Jun 2009

Have you been into the BIOS to mske sure that the CD drive is listed as the first boot device? Do you know how to do that?

  woodchip 20:14 14 Jun 2009

First check BIOS is set to boot first from CD, also check by starting and tapping F8, to boot from CD it may be in the list under safe mode, as some restore CD work that way

  woodchip 20:15 14 Jun 2009

this site is getting to be a dead loss of late when trying to post

  buel 21:09 14 Jun 2009

Hi, i dont know how to do that with the bios but i'll try the F8 route and get back to you...thank you so far.....

  buel 21:18 14 Jun 2009

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5315 if that helps?

  buel 21:25 14 Jun 2009

Hi, i've got to the bios and is the option i should choose 'IDE 1: MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-850S'

  dan11 21:31 14 Jun 2009

select this as first option

  woodchip 23:33 14 Jun 2009

you need to look at boot options, set cd to first followed by hard drive

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