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Hi, iam about to set up and start my new lenovo b 305 computer. Once set up, do I insert the CD, or will I be prompted to do that later? Christina

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Hello christine, most computers os/drivers/recovery disc (disc that came with your system) has already being pre installed before shipped to you or before you buy them. even though insderting the cd or not wonmt cause damage to the system since its the disc that came with you set. so dont allow it bother you whatever you do. if its already installed it would let you know if it isnt you will be informed still.
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Turn it on first and see if the drivers and OS are already pre-installed. If it is not then put the CD (s) in and just follow the prompts.

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