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  • Question

  • I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4487 laptop. Had Vista 32 bit installed on it but had to do a recovery. It failed. Now, the DVD-Rom will not start up with either the Vista (recovery or retail) disc nor Windows 7.  It however does pick up on XP Pro disc. I purchased Windows 7 Professional in hopes it would boot up. HELP !!!
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:23 PM

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  • Your dvd drive is probably old or screwed up. Replace it or buy an external one to install windows with.
    Sunday, March 27, 2011 5:19 AM
  • If the DVD Drive is messed up your best bet is to install Windows 7 from a USB stick.  Obviously you'll need another computer to create the USB stick on, and you'll need to set USB as the default boot device.

     

    You can find instructions here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 6:13 PM