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Install Win 7 Pro on new SSD: Windows won't boot from DVD

I can run windows setup from my current HDD, but it appears that will fry the current drive, not install windows on a new drive.

When trying to install from DVD, I get the NTLOADER error. How do I make the DVD bootable?

Thank you
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    by creating the install dvd with the windows 7 usb/dvd download tool

    http://download.cnet.com/Windows-USB-DVD-Download-Tool/3000-18513_4-10972600.html
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  2. Question.... do you have the OS on an HDD currently.... IF you do, why not clone that HDD to the SSD? That seems the easiest route instead of a reinstall. Unless you have other circumstances?? My apologies if I'm not getting your issue clearly.
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  3. captaincharisma said:
    by creating the install dvd with the windows 7 usb/dvd download tool


    Thank you very much, I'll give that a try next time.

    I ended up copying the CD to the new drive, unplugging the old drive that I did not want changed, and running the setup from the new drive. Crude but effective. :) I wish I had seen your answer first.

    BTW, it was BOOTMGR not NTLOADER that was the "missing" file. Which I don't understand, since bootmgr was in the root of the DVD. Do you know what caused this issue?
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  4. Ditt44 said:
    [W]hy not clone that HDD to the SSD?


    The HDD was a 6 year old installation of windows, it was in bad shape. I needed a fresh install.
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