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Setting up a new hard disk and operating system on an Acer Power SC

The original Hard disk bearings have failed on my Acer Power SC desktop so I have installed a formatted Samsung hard disk. I have the OE Acer recovery disk #1 with the operating sysytem on it. Can anyone give me the step x step instructions to use the Acer Disc to install the XP operating system on this Acer Computer?. Thanks

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There should be more than one disk, as the other will be drivers, all you need to do is press F2 or Del to get into your pc's bios settings and change the first boot device to your cd drive, insert your acer disc into the drive, then save the bios settings, restart the pc ,then, when prompted on screen to press enter to boot from cd; do so.

You should then follow instructions to set up windows on the 'C' drive as is default and it may need to reformat in NTFS.

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