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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Almost A Statistic, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. .... i managed to delete my old vista. i downloadeed a new 1 from cnet.
    i just tried to put it back on the sys. bad idea (no op so no read etc).
    how do i make the disk run???

    k
     
    Almost A Statistic, Jan 7, 2011
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    bill lord Guest

    You need a bootable disk with the windows installation files on. The
    you need the bios of your machine set to to boot from a DVD. then put
    the disk in the DVD drive, boot the machine, watching for the
    instruction that asks you to press a key if you wish to boot from the
    CD, once past that point the windows installation should start.
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    bill lord, Jan 7, 2011
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  3. .... how do i set the BIOS???

    k
     
    Almost A Statistic, Jan 7, 2011
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    bill lord Guest

    The first thing to do would be to get a bootable windows disk and try
    putting the DVD in the dvd drive and starting the machine up. If the
    machine is reasonably modern it should be set to boot from the dvd and
    all should be well. However if you are having to ask the questions
    about how to get into the bios and how to alter it you would be as
    well finding someone loacally who would show you what to do. Playing
    with the bios and not knowing what you are doing can cause all sorts
    of problems.
    Bill Lord
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    bill lord, Jan 7, 2011
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    Jolly polly Guest

    instead, try pressing F8 (or F9, F10, F11, F12 depending on your make and
    model) during boot-up to obtain the one off boot menu, then choose DVD drive
     
    Jolly polly, Jan 8, 2011
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