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Install XP on machine that was 7

Purchased a used M58E 7269 computer from employer.  OS is removed (was 7).  I want to install XP from my old pc.  It's a Microsoft CD (with product key) not a "proprietary" recovery disc.  But when I try to boot from the XP installation CD, it doesn't recognize and keeps showing the message about insert bootable CD and select any key to continue?  Any suggests?

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Registered: ‎04-20-2010
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Re: Install XP on machine that was 7

It looks like the PC is trying to load the HDD first. I do not know of the exact location in the BIOS, but it should be under Boot options. Change it to boot the CD/DVD drive first.

Hope this helps.
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