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Unable to boot Vista install DVD on FreeDOS

My laptop came with FreeDOS. When I insert the Vista DVD it does not seem to recognize it. How do I install Vista?

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Your DVD should be bootable -- that is, restart and it should boot off DVD. If in fact you have an installable copy of Vista, and you have a working DVD drive.

If those two answers are correct, restart your computer and immediately figure out how to get into the BIOS -- Normally delete, F1, F2 or F10. Hit 'em all real quick and keep trying, looking also for something like "To enter into system configuration, hit ..."

There should be an entry for boot preference. Just make sure CD/DVD/removable media/ATAPI drives are listed before your hard drive.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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