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  1. #11


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knee View Post
    No it is not SP3 but l could install it.
    "Pressure" was typo meant to say when l pressed any key to boot from CD drive it simply ignored it.
    The ISO Image was created via the Microsoft setup program so assumed it is "Bootable"
    I thougt bootable means that the PC boots solely from the dvd and does not use any part of the installed OS and so confused about the need to remove the partition or have SP3 installed.

    Can anyone clear these issues up for me please?
    They are different issues. theog suggests cleaning your drive under the circumstances refers to. I was trying to figure out if you have installed SP3--which, if not, may be the reason you get the message about "the platform is not Supported." In this regard, however, the qualifying OS generally does not need to be installed. But, yes, you could try installing SP3.
    Last edited by znod; 18 Mar 2013 at 09:12.

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  2. #12


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knee View Post
    No it is not SP3 but l could install it.
    "Pressure" was typo meant to say when l pressed any key to boot from CD drive it simply ignored it.
    The ISO Image was created via the Microsoft setup program so assumed it is "Bootable"
    I thougt bootable means that the PC boots solely from the dvd and does not use any part of the installed OS and so confused about the need to remove the partition or have SP3 installed

    Can anyone clear these issues up for me please?
    Do you have the Windows 8 x32 ISO saved, & burnt to DVD?
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    When a device is described as being bootable, that means you can boot solely from that device without having to have any operating system running first. There are caveats though. The device you are trying to boot it on has to support it. Some older PC's may not support booting from a USB device. If you have an even older PC it may not boot from DVD, and only except CD's. I have an old Toshiba laptop here that will boot from a Windows 98 install CD but will not boot from a Windows XP CD. Another older desktop PC I had was fine with XP but couldn't handle a Windows 7 DVD. It depends on the BIOS of the machine and what boot code it supports.
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  4. #14


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    Win Media Edition

    Success Finally


    I installed SP3 and was able to download without "platform not supported"

    I decided to try 64 bit install DVD created from downloaded ISO image having confirmed it contained setup, autorun files etc.

    It booted and started preparing files for installation but failed on 79% with error code.

    I decided to reburn the installation dvd and opted to delete existing OS partition and it successfully installed.

    Thanks all who contributed to my knowledge.
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    You are very welcome. Glad SP3 worked.
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


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