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Yes but keep in mind that you could also use any oem installation disk to which ever operating system that you want

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You will also need to install your own versions of software that may have come preloaded (antivirus programs, disc burner software, etc.). This is often a good thing, though. Many computers come preloaded with a bunch of "bloatware" that just slows things down. Installing Windows yourself lets you put on only what you really need, and there is lots of good free, open-source software out there for almost any application.

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