Do you need...

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Joined: 10/18/2010
Posts: 4

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


Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

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's picture
Joined: 08/31/2008
Posts: 3

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.

Neowarex's picture
Joined: 05/03/2004
Posts: 19

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

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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