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I have bought the all in one driving test dvd but it will not run. i have tried going to start/run and typed in D:\setupexe, it asks me to insert a dvd into the drive but it is already in there and will not play?

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First of all, the requirements to run this dvd are:
1.55 GB with HP clips on DVD-rom or 3.66 Giga Bytes full hard-drive install
Memory: 128 MB
Make sure you have at LEAST this much space and memory before an install. A little more is needed to run the dvd.


PS Have you tried another dvd in the player?

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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How to install windows 7 from pen drive


Its very difficult to install windows 7 if you are not having a DVD drive, Especially when you are planning to upgrade your windows xp system you would like to see how vista looks. So you need to install it and see. Requirements: USB pen drive 4GB or more
Windows 7 DVD
Step 1: Download HP USB storage format tool from here and install on your computer.
Step 2: Once you finish installation, double click on HP USB storage format tool and format your pen drive in NTFS
For this, select NTFS from File system option and Check quick format option and click on start.

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While doing the format the data stored on your Pendrive will be lost. You keep a back if needed. Press YES on the warning message

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Once the format finished you will get a message with the details and Click
on OK

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Now insert Windows 7 DVD in to DVD Drive and go to command prompt.
For that go to start -> RUN and type CMD and press enter or OK


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You will see the command prompt with black back ground
Now you need to change the directory to your DVD drive where you put the windows vista DVD.
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So the directory will change to G:>
Now type cd boot and press enter
Now the interface will be like G:boot>
Then type bootsect.exe /nt60 h: (where h is the drive letter of your pen drive)
Now you will get a successful message like below


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Now you can close the command prompt and copy all the contents from the windows 7 DVD to the pen drive

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It will start copying now


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Once it’s finished, you need to restart your pc and access the bios of your system and make first boot device as USB pen drive.
That’s it, now you can see installation starts from the USB pen drive.

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