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Can't Boot from Onboard CD Drive on my Elitebook 8460p

HP Elitebook 8460p
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my Elitebook 8460p and I can't figure out how to boot from my onboard cd drive. when I go into the boot device options it won't give me a option to boot from the cd drive even when I have a DVD in the drive. I have searched for online for a solution and each guide I try doesn't work, I have tried going into the bios and changing the boot order but nothing works. I have also tried booting from the notebook upgrade bay but it boots into windows and not the cd drive. I have also followed a guide on this website: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054. But it still doesn't work.

 

If you could tell me how to boot from the onboard cd drive that would be great!

 

 

Also sorry for my bad grammar.

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Hi

Could you TRY to make a USB to boot from? 

W7 may not boot from USB, but it is a possibility.

 

ESC and F9?


This may require another PC. Find and Download your .iso from…
(You will need a NON_OEM key for W7;
W8.x and W10 should activate automagically from their embedded licence key.)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
A 3rd party site like…
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

Expand/Extract/Burn the iso Image onto a DVD/USB as needed.
Microsoft’s Creator Tool will make the required DVD or USB for W10.

 

OR

Could this be related to Legacy/Secure boot and MBR/GPT issues?

 

ELSE

Make a small partition on your HDD and copy the W7 DVD there.

Boot from a W8.x or W10 USB, and goto the command prompt and run W7 setup routine.

AnyBurn or Rufus or ???? should make a bootable USB from the .iso image.

 

 

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Hello! thank you for responding! I think I'm just gonna install windows 7 with a USB drive, but are you sure that 3rd party website is safe? it makes me download an exe file for an "ISO Downloader" and it looks like its a virus or something like that.

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I use it myself.

 

The MS site needs a NON OEM (HP key is not acceptable) to download, the weird looking Heidoc works SAFELY.

 

 

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Aright Thanks, im gonna try it now

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Hi

Nothing helpful here

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-8460p-notebook-pc/5056942

this may help.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03253774

 

 

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Hello! are you sure it's not a virus? because I looked on virustotal and found one antivirus detects it as "Malicious"

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No Idea.

 

S:\Downloads>dir windows*.exe
Volume in drive S is Storage
Volume Serial Number is 5299-BE40

Directory of S:\Downloads

09/12/2018 00:08 4,056,552 Windows ISO Downloader.exe
30/08/2019 17:12 6,968,296 Windows-ISO-Downloader(1).exe

 

Heidoc.pnghttps://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool
29/03/2019 08:51 4,357,096 Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe
29/03/2019 09:06 2,721,168 Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer-en-GB.exe

 

 

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Hello! not trying to be mean but you don't know if its a virus or not?

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NOPE.

 

BYE.

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