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Just bought a second hand tecra mi but no OS i have a windows xp cd but how do i install it when i put the disc into the cd drive nothing happens

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Go to BIOS and have the cdrom as first boot device.
look at screen, you may have to hit a key to start boot from cd.
Let me know how it works out for you.

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