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Old July 1, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Does a motherboard come with a operating system installed ....and if not can i install one with a external burner
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Old July 1, 2011, 04:12 PM
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some have a flash thingy with linux on it or you can just pop in your favorite distro
and use it like that or install it to hdd.
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Old July 1, 2011, 08:15 PM
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All mother board comes with pre-loaded BIOS if that is what your asking.
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Old July 2, 2011, 05:31 AM
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Motherboards don't come with enough internal memory storage to hold a full OS, although they obviously have BIOS or UEFI that can load an OS from internal / external CD-ROM drives, internal / external hard drives, or USB flash drives (although the last couple BIOSes I got were very temperamental in trying to load an OS off a USB drive).
I installed Windows 7 using an external DVD-RAM drive before. You just have to set your BIOS to boot from external CD-ROM (sometimes shown as USB-CDROM or something in the options) and you're good to go.
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