Do you need...

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xiXOTICix
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A CD Drive ??? Or can you build a PC without one to save money?

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Razear
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If by that you mean an optical drive, yes you can but you would have to install the OS using something else other than the disc.

DeadnightWarrior
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Well, it's not strictly needed anymore, you could have the installation files on a USB drive for example.
But I'd say get an optical drive anyway, they are so ridiculously cheap nowadays that you wouldn't save much.

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If you're in Canada go to www.pricecanada.com and do a search on liteon ihas124 it's a 17$ dvd-burner and works well. Otherwise, go here:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=install+windows+7+from+usb&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

You'll find many resources to install Windows 7 or Xp on a computer without a cd/dvd drive (such as netbooks).

You can also use other programs to install an OS through your network but that's more complicated.

Good Luck!

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