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Reinstalling windows on new hard drive

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Just installed a new hard drive on our dell dimension 3000. I have the Windows CD that came with the computer-what are basic instructions for installing Windows on the new hard drive? Thanks!

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Place the windows cd in the drive and re-boot.You should be prompted to press any key to boot from the cd.After that,just follow the on-screen instructions.It's really pretty simple!Hope this helps!

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