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Optical Drive During Installation of Windows 7

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    Optical Drive During Installation of Windows 7

    So i had bought a laptop with Windows 8 Pre-installed.

    HP Envy 6 1106TX, It doesn't have any CD/DVD Rom or anything. I'm using an external DVDRW

    I made my recovery disks and want to do a clean install of Windows 7 on it.

    To do this:

    I disabled Secure Boot & Legacy something.

    Then Set the Boot option to my Optical drive. Finally! the setup started, But as soon as i click on INSTALL NOW At first screen. It doesn't pick up my Optical Drive and says I've to Insert the disk, or choose my USB/CD Drive from the list (which is empty as it doesn't detects it)

    So what am I doing wrong or what should I do in this situation?

    2nd thing:

    I tried installing a clean version of Windows 8. If i enable Secure boot & Legacy. The Optical drive doesn't show up in Boot options to select it as boot. But when i disable it, It detects the drive and the same after the INSTALL NOW screen on windows 8. It says there's no harddrive/optical drive both :/

    What should i do :S?

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Optical Drive During Installation of Windows 7
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