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    Installer disc could not be found - Install Problem
    I purchased a windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM to install on IMAC, 10.8.3 with lion. Tried with Parallels,VM, and boot camp. Disc could not be found for any. Suggestions?

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    Does your optical drive read any discs?

    Make sure disc is clean and undamaged.

    After you shut down, take a can of compressed air and shoot 3-4 quick blasts through the slot of the drive in diff directions to clean the lens.
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    Since you brought this up I'm trying other DVD's. Some work,some don't, but CD's are fine. Maybe DVD player is problem.

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    Dirty lens is more likely the problem.

    Use the canned air fix. Have to do that to all my slot load drives at least once a year.
    DVDs are affected before CDs.
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    DVD's playing fine now, but still cannot load windows through parallels, or boot camp?

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    Should my DVD default be idvd?

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    I experienced the same thing when installing the XP with Parallels 8 after keying in the XP serial number. The installation dialogue box indicated something like "... bootable installation disk not found." I am using a slipstreamed XP with SP3 disc.

    I then switched the disc with the original XP disc which apparently is bootable and it works. So it looks like I have to make the slipstreamed disc a bootable one for it to work with Parallels.

    I will share experiences on the Switcher's Guide thread.

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    What did you use to slipstream SP 3 to your XP disk? If the original XP disk was bootable and you slipstreamed using an app such as "autostreamer" the result will be a bootable XP SP3 disk.

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