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I am trying to upload a game on my computer but the computer is not even regestering the fact that I've put a disc in. I then inserted a Cd and nothing happened. Not sure what to do?

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Try manually looking at the CD by going to the "My Computer" icon, and double-clicking the CD. If you see any files in there called setup.exe, double-click and go. It should startup. If the computer tells you that it can't read the cd, or to insert a cd, then it's possibly it's not the right format for your computer. Either it's a dvd that you can't read, or maybe it's the mac version and you hace a PC, or vice-versa?
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