- 65 months ago
As a student I downloaded a copy of Win 7 SP1 Ultimate. I burned it onto a DVD with Roxio as a bootable file. I'm trying to install it on my first build (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/nrwilsonaz/saved/6xYwrH). I'm installing it from an external optical drive connected through USB 3.0. I do not have an internal optical drive. It recognizes the hardware. The BIOS sees my external optical as well as my HDD, I can change the order of boot discs, I can select my external optical directly through boot override. Whenever I do any of these things I get "Missing operation system".
If the Win 7 disc isn't in the external optical I get a "Insert boot disc into boot drive and press a key" (or something like that...).
I've tried the 32 bit version instead of the 64. I've tried the front panel USB and the direct to mobo USB in the back. I burned a new boot disc, being sure to select Burn as Disc (closed) instead of Burn as Tracks (open) even though the original burn was closed anyway.