Windows 10: Win7 Installation Issue on broken Win10 System. (Lenovo Notebook)
It may be you are having issues reading dvd on the notebook.
You could download Windows 7 iso from MS using
and then use rufus to write iso files to a usb stick.
Then change your bios settings to boot from usb stick and use that instead.
The above assumes you Windows 7 key is a retail (not oem) key.
Model is a Lenovo Thinkpad 030246G.
As the OS came with the notebook, I'm assuming the key is an OEM version.
Pre-installed product key will NOT be accepted by the Windows 7 link given to you.
It only accepts Retail version.
I know because I tried that a year ago with my pre-installed Win 7 product key. It was rejected.
You can get the iso from the following link (this site is well respected and I have never heard any suggestions that the isos are dodgy and I have used them myself without any problems).
Microsoft DigitalRiver Mirror
Note: it is important your key is the COA key as usually printed on a blue sticker on base of PC, not one previously extracted from registry (whilst Windows 7 was running) using a keyfinder.
It sounds like it is a problem with the DVD and the notebook. It might be a marginal DVD that other drives can read or it might be a defective DVD drive in the notebook.
Can the notebook boot from a USB flash drive? I would use ImgBurn to attempt to make a bootable ISO file from the DVD you have:
The Official ImgBurn Website
Then use Rufus to make a standard MBR bootable USB flash drive from the ISO:
Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
Then try booting the notebook from the USB flash drive, hopefully it has that capability.
I have not done this process myself...I really should try it sometime.
And yes, it is important to have the product key from the COA label on the notebook.
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