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I have an Dell Inspiron 1100 Notebook. It dosen't have an internal CD/DVD-Rom Drive. I would like to re-install the OS using and external USB cd/dvd Drive. Can this be done, and if so how do I go about accomplishing this. Thanks, Andy

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You can install the operating system using an external CD/DVD drive. for dell systems, make sure you have the external drive connected then when you turn on the computer press F12 to access the one time boot menu. on the boot menu choose the option for CD/DVD drive. after pressing enter it will prompt you to press any key. once you get to the welcome page just follow the onscreen instructions to install a fresh copy of windows

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