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booted in winpe 2.0 how do I switch to the dvd drive

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I have clean hard disk. I want to install Vista on it but the dvd is not bootable. I start the pc with WinPE 2.0 on a USB drive but I do not know how to get to the dvd drive from there.
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by:eli_cook
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I don't know if what you are doing is possible (installing Vista through winPE), but you should be able to put the CD in the drive (winPE should have drivers built in for your optical drives) and you would then run SETUP.EXE from the CD. Then you'll have to choose which drive to install it to, etc, etc.

I had an upgrade version of Vista Business that would notify me that I needed to start the setup process from within Windows if I booted to the DVD (specifically because it was an upgrade). So all of my installations were started from previous WIndows XP installs.

What version and type of Vista are your trying to install?For example Home Premium OEM or Business Upgrade Retail.

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by:nobus
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>>  but the dvd is not bootable  <<   evry Vista DVD is bootable
you may have to set the boot priority in the bios just to be able to boot from DVD
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It is a Windows Vista Business Upgrade DVD
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