new computer need help setting it up

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em_muse77
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new computer need help setting it up

Post by em_muse77 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:28 am

My friend won a computer from work and i went over there to put windows xp onto it because his work said nothing will be on it so i turned on the computer and it said something about operating system so my friend asked his friend at work about it and wrote on a piece of paper in bios and then put windows xp into cd drive and install i dunt get it??

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Post by jimjones » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:21 pm

he probably meant you had to get into the bios and change the bootorder

depending on the comp you need to hit a key at startup to enter the bios (most common is the del key) and look for the bootorder sequence - set it so that the cdrom is first

after this you can boot from a (genuine :) )xp cd & installation will begin

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