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Why Is The Install Option Disabled?

Postby Creed » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:46 pm

You'll need to change your boot order to boot from the CD.

Restart your PC, and look along the bottom of the very first screen you see.

There should say something like: "Enter Setup ", or maybe even, "Enter Boot Menu " - Although the keys and actual text will vary from motherboard to motherboard.

Preferably you want to use the boot menu if there is one, and select your optical (CD, DVD drive). If there's no option for that (there isn't always on older machines), then you'll need to navigate the BIOS, looking for the boot order section. Once found, change it so that it's looking at your CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive first. Save the settings, and exit BIOS. When it restarts it should begin booting from your CD.

If it doesn't, then your CD has been burnt incorrectly or has become damaged.

The reason the "Install" option is disabled when you try to install it through Windows Vista, is because Microsoft don't allow (as standard) the ability to "downgrade" your version of Windows. Silly I know, but that's the way it is.

Hope this helps!

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Why Is The Install Option Disabled?

Postby Berwynn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:38 pm

Bro, try boot time installation. For the steps to install Windows XP and Windows 7 is here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/8057-dual-boot-installation-windows-7-xp.html

try the same way.
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