Re: Can't Boot to Vista Dvd
"JamesJ" <jjy@adelphia_darwin.com> wrote in message
>I didn't make the DVD bootable. I see no options in Vista to make
> the DVD bootable.
> After installation I did notice a folder (named Vista) the installation
> created. I burned the contents of the folder to the DVD but it still
> won't boot to the DVD.
> "Jim Fisher" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "msnews.microsoft.com" <jjy@adelphia_darwin.com> wrote in message > I
>> burned the 3 files to a DVD-RW but the computer won't boot to it.
>>> I ran the executable from my c: drive to install Vista but what if I'm
>>> unable start my operating system? I have nothing to boot to to begin
>>> another install incase this happens.
>> Did you set your BIOS to boot from the DVD first?
>> If you simply "copied" the downloaded data, the DVD isn't bootable. How
>> did you create the "Bootable" DVD?
Windows has no native ability to create bootable disks (other than
floppies). To make a proper Vista Installation disk, you would have to use
a product such as Nero Burning Rom (the LATEST version, since previous
versions are not Vista-compatible), which CAN.
There is no way around this, since the mechanism for making bootable DVDs
does not exist in a version of Windows, including Vista.
By the way, as far as I know, Microsoft does not distribute downloads of
Vista in the form of ISOs. They might do this for MSDN distributions, but
I'm not really sure, since I have no membership to MSDN. If you got an ISO
from anyone but Microsoft itself, your copy is not legal anyway. But have
no fear, Microsoft DOES provide Vista in the form of a download now. A
first for Microsoft.
Donald L McDaniel
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