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Okay so I got my computer built (First build) No problems. I am re-using my 320GB Hitachi from my other HP that had Vista, now it won't let me instal Windows 7. It won't even boot into Vista because it keeps saying Windows failed to start, so I do the Startup repair, and it finishes and it does a system restore and restarts the system. This has been going on in a loop for 45min. I had the Win. 7 disk in it when I booted up, it didn't try to instal it. Help??
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Did you go into the Bios and set the boot device to your DVD Drive?
    
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Are you using a burned windows 7 disc or original ....
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Did you go into the Bios and set the boot device to your DVD Drive?
I'll try that. Right now it is doing a system recovery and is almost done, also yes it is an original disk, but not a retail version. It is a OEM version.
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Did you go into the Bios and set the boot device to your DVD Drive?
This.

Also, there is no difference in terms of the content of the disc whether it's OEM or full retail.

OEM is just a type of license.
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Thanks guys it's installing now, man you all are life savers haha I took pics of building it and I'll take one of my setup when I get it cleaned up, (Boxes). I hope everything will go smooth from here on!
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Thanks guys it's installing now, man you all are life savers haha I took pics of building it and I'll take one of my setup when I get it cleaned up, (Boxes). I hope everything will go smooth from here on!
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Rep them for their hard work
Someone still has faith in the rep system
    
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