Windows 7 Home Premium won't install for Boot Camp


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I downloaded the 32-bit upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium from the Microsoft Store this evening to install on my iMac currently running OS X Leopard (10.5.8) and Windows XP.

I managed to burn the image to a DVD OK but when Windows 7 gets past the Welcome screen, it keeps on coming up with 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing' and won't find anything for me and then I have to exit the setup.

I'm really confused because if the drive can read the DVD then surely the device driver is installed?

I've tried downloading the 32-bit version again (in-case there was a download problem) and installing it but the same thing happens.

I have no reason to believe the download left out some files.

Does anyone know how I can get around this, because, at the moment, I've wasted £85 and wish I'd have just bought it in town?

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General Zod

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Found this from the Leopard Boot Camp instructions.....

If you’re using Windows XP, you cannot upgrade to Windows 7. You can perform a clean install (also called a custom install), which erases your Boot Camp partition. Before you perform a clean install, make sure you have the installation discs for all your programs and a backup of your personal files and settings. You can restore them after the installation.
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