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I cannot upgrade to win 7 on a Compaq Presario SR1703WM. Win 7 advisor said it will work but I cannot get the CD to boot. I went in and changed the boot bios to boot from the CD ROM but it still won't work. Can you help me and please tell me what I am doing wrong or not doing. Thank you.

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Hello
I dont think windows 7 comes on a cd,do you have a dvd option in the bios?

If not.Run the program from the cd in windows xp.

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now retry to boot from Windows 7 CD-ROM,
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