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    Trying to install winxp

    If I can get my laptop to see and install winxp from cd rom then after install I have win11 on a usb to install.,
    The pc had a bad hard drive i found another HD and all I want to do is format the drive and install windows.
    It sees the hd but won’t see the cd rom. Any help?
    Windows 10 Home 64 Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
    17.3" diagonal HD+ SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900) 256 GB - 5400 rpm SATA
    Windows 10 //21H1 (OS Build 19044..2251) 64bit //Google Chrome 118.0.5993.89 (Official Build) (64-bit)/ 16GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /[/B]

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    Did the CD/DVD drive work before the hard drive failure?

    Have you set the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD drive?

    How old is the laptop?

    What make and model is the laptop?

    Is it using a SATA hard drive?

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