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Cant install new hard drive

I have had to install a new hard drive and cant find a way to accept the lisensing agreement can you help??

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Usually, this issue is caused by pressing F12 multiple times to access the 1 time boot menu.  This can cause the keyboard buffer to fill up and the keyboard will not respond.  Resolution:  Press F12 ONLY one time at boot.
If this is not the issue, then the other main cause is having an INTERNET keyboard that has alternate Function Key functions (These will be listed on the front edge of the Function keys and there will be an extra key called an F-Lock) This type of keyboard has the ALTERNATE function of the F-Keys enabled by default, you need to press the F-Lock key to enable the normal F-Key function.

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