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How to use my recovery discs?

I purchased a computer from bestbuy about 4 months ago. I had bestbuy make me a recovery disc for 30$ or so. I'm just not sure how to use them.

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They should be in a bootable disc format and numbered. You will want to either enter the boot menu at start up or set the CD drive to boot before the hard drive in the boot order from the bios or set up. If you go from the boot menu then you will put the disc in the drive and select the CD drive. If you do the boot order, you will need the disc in the drive when you start the machine. If the discs are numbered, start with number one, boot it, and follow the directions.

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2. When prompted, Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key on the keyboard.
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