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post #1 of 10
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so im not sure if i have the wrong file type but i have an executable application file on a disc and when i put it in it says please select a boot drive or put boot media in boot drive, my boot drive is my optical, anyone know how to fix this?

i think im just going to download my windows 7 and then when its done read the disc drive and wont load it, because it will recognize it on my laptop but not off a boot
Edited by spenceaj - 7/12/14 at 12:58pm
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post #2 of 10
Is the exe the downloader? You're going to need to download the ISO and burn it to disk or USB through that exe if so.
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Is the exe the downloader? You're going to need to download the ISO and burn it to disk or USB through that exe if so.
How do i download the ISO? sorry im not really great at clean installs
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post #4 of 10
If its the right exe it should guide you through. I just did this process myself, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

hope this helps.
post #5 of 10
Don't blame you PC, I wouldn't want to recognize it either.
But, don't go the upgrade route... Just download ISO and put it on usb with something like rufus.

p.s. newer laptops got settings preventing clean installs. Secure boot and alike.
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post #6 of 10
The link I posted is not upgrade only, it is the downloader for the full ISO and the windows tool to apply it to USB or disk.
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The link I posted is not upgrade only, it is the downloader for the full ISO and the windows tool to apply it to USB or disk.
thanks for that link man awesome, ok windows 8 is downloading, now i just have to delete windows 7 haha, gunna have to figure out that haha
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post #8 of 10
You'll be givin the option to format the C: drive once you boot into the windows installer from CD or USB.
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You'll be givin the option to format the C: drive once you boot into the windows installer from CD or USB.
yeah but my disc wont work, can i put the download from that link on a USB to boot from clean or is it only avaliable for upgrade
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You'll be givin the option to format the C: drive once you boot into the windows installer from CD or USB.
nevermind i got it to copy to media, thanks for you help man!
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