1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 (with Bing!), XP Pro, Win 7 Pro
       18 Mar 2015 #1

    Unable to boot into the install DVD


    I have a new PC and want to install Win 10 on it to see how it behaves.
    I made a DVD from the iso file as instructed in the MS page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...om-an-iso-file and set the PC to boot from optical drive as the first choice. Now it just sits there without anything happening at all! I have tried other install DVDs and they boot up OK.

    Is there something extra needed to get it to work?

    Tony
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       18 Mar 2015 #2

    Hard to say, maybe a bad ISO or disc. You could try to install from USB

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 (with Bing!), XP Pro, Win 7 Pro
       19 Mar 2015 #3

    Dude (like the cat!)

    I tried the DVD again but still no luck. In other PCs it boots OK

    So I then made a USB boot as you suggested - following the tutorial instructions. That worked fine so now I have the full-monty on the HD.

    Today, just for fun, I tried booting from the DVD again, and this time it is recognised and setup opened!

    I guess Win 10 on a new PC without any OS just can't "see" the DVD?

    Tony
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Mar 2015 #4

    Snugglebugs said: View Post
    Dude (like the cat!)

    I tried the DVD again but still no luck. In other PCs it boots OK

    So I then made a USB boot as you suggested - following the tutorial instructions. That worked fine so now I have the full-monty on the HD.

    Today, just for fun, I tried booting from the DVD again, and this time it is recognised and setup opened!

    I guess Win 10 on a new PC without any OS just can't "see" the DVD?

    Tony
    You might have to go into the PC's BIOS and set it so the DVD is the primary boot media. In many cases the HDD/SDD is the primary.. I know that's the way mine is and I have to reset it every time I want to boot to a DVD for instilation.

    Hope that helps... and have fun.. oh and welcome to the forums.
    Jeff
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 (with Bing!), XP Pro, Win 7 Pro
       19 Mar 2015 #5

    I made sure before I started that the BIOS was correctly set. I tested the setting by putting in a boot CD and that worked, without intervention, as soon as I switched on.

    So it seems that there is something odd about using a boot DVD when Win 10 is not installed but a boot CD is no problem.

    Does this sort of glitch get back to MS, or do I have to tell them about it through their website, or?

    Tony
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,513
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Mar 2015 #6

    You could report it to MS through the Windows Feedback app. I'm not sure that's a problem for MS or your computer manufacturer.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       19 Mar 2015 #7

    Good to hear you got it going Tony
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 (with Bing!), XP Pro, Win 7 Pro
       21 Mar 2015 #8

    I was going to send feedback as Winuser suggested, but:-

    • discovered that I had to install a special programme to do that! How silly can you get. What's wrong with email?
    • anyway, I tried to install the programme only to be told that I had to login with my MS ID, which is an email address of course!
    • as I have an ID I did as requested, and then MS switched off my local login and restarted with the MS ID login.
    • But the crazy thing was that the desktop background changed to a private photo which has NEVER ever been on the totally empty hard drive in the PC
    • after a bit of investigation I found that the photo came from OneDrive which I had never heard of before.
    • in other words, that MS server is storing and disseminating private stuff without my knowledge or permission


    So that is that for me - Win10 is now totally wiped from the new PC and I am installing Win 7 Pro which is not as good as XP Pro (XP the best of all the MS OS varieties) but not too bad, and I will investigate how to shut down OneDrive and empty my personal folder on that.

    I never did like Win 8 (and now Win 10) as they are ugly and cumbersome. Neither are serious computing tools, but just toys.

    Tony - computing since the mid 1960s and still running 5 computers of various types. I don't count the Sinclair and Acorn as the 1KB memory isn't good for mush! (much I meant)
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