Hi I'm trying to do a clean install on my windows 7 pc it's a dell Inspiron,I have the windows 7 DVD I put it in the drive and restart the computer and it doesn't self boot so I have gone into the bios settings and tried to boot from there but it tells me there is no disc inserted. Is there any way around this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It's a dell Inspiron 530 the problem is getting it to boot from the w7 dvd. It originally came with vista and I upgraded to windows 7 professional. I have not changed the hard drive.the DVD I have is not a dell install DVD it's a student disc if that's any help.the system is using the ordinary bios setup. Thanks in advance.
If you have the student W7 dvd, I believe that is an Upgrade DVD, and that would explain why you can't seem to boot from it. Also you have to start the install setup on the DVD from the desktop of whatever Op Sys you have installed at present or you run into Activation Problems.
Head on over to tutorial at sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version ClickHere Brink's guide for how to install. Don't be put off by the different methods, and the date, the Thread is still live as you will find on page 52 where 'Mordoc0881' on 2nd feb 2015 with same setup as yours, had his successful outcome.