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erthgirl
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Unable to install Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 990

Currently running Linux Ubuntu 14.04, but want to install Windows 7 with genuine CD. Even with the CD in the drive, I am not seeing the prompt to install Windows. Selecting the desired drive during boot (by pressing F12) still doesn't prompt me for the Windows install and still runs Linux.

The CD contents are visible, so I believe the drive is working properly.

Any ideas?

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RE: Unable to install Windows 7 on Dell Optiplex 990

Hi erthgirl,

I assume you have a DVD drive. If you cannot boot to the DVD drive, I would find the procedure to install Windows 7 from a bootable flash drive. Much faster anyway.

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