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Installing operating system using cmos set up

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im ian from phillipines i just wanna ask if how can i install my os using cmos bec i want to format and fresh install my pc .... any idea?

thanks a lot
ian

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Yep. Insert your windows xp disc into the cd-rom dirve. Then boot from the disc and follow through the setup process.

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