Re: No Booting form DVD-Drive
- From: "David B." <mail@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:56:24 -0400
Your testing is flawed, PC's have been booting from CD/DVD drives for over 10 years now.
"Manfred Heuer" <manfred_heuer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uBex46P%23JHA.5040@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Not really a Vista related question as any computer capable of running Vista will be capable of booting from DVD.
Not quite! We tested it at work: only machines younger than a year could boot from a DVD-Drive.
The older computers are not that old: about 3 to 4 years, with CPUs faster than 3 GHz. But all of them failed to boot from an Install-DVD-ROM.
But you could install Vista as a second operation system.
But we did not try out yet a new DVD-Drive in an older computer, so we would have found out ourselves. That is why we asked to find out without testing it.
If the machine is so old that the BIOS doesn't support booting from DVD, it isn't going to run Vista anyway.
"Manfred Heuer" <manfred_heuer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ee2svpN%23JHA.1376@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHello!
Why do older computers not boot from a DVD-Drive?
Is it the DVD-Drive or the mainboard (with its BIOS or the onboard controller)?