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I bought a laptop G netbook and external CD driver I/O magic to install Windows XP. My Windows XP says when I put the disc in a window should come up saying install NOTHING HAPPENS except I can view all the files on WIndows XP. I bought this because it sounded simple to install Windows XP. Help! I can see all the icons---setup.exe etc. but am clueless which one is the magic touch to installation. HELP!!!! The only reason I bought this product is because my PC is so old it has so little RAM on it I needed more RAM to run a program I can only run on WIndows. Otherwise I am a MAC USER! HOW DO I INSTALL WINDOWS ON THIS BECAUSE THE LINUX PROGRAM DOESN"T BOUNCE UP WITH A PRETTY WINDOW SAYING install here.Thanks

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Enter the bios and see if you can set the external cd rom as the first boot device. If you can, then all you will have to do is restart the laptop and setup will begin.

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