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Installing OS on new motherboard

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Hjello people

I just got a new motherboard today and I just got it working, and while trying to boot it up I'm greeted with a bootup screen saying that the computer is locating my OS, letting me know that this failed, and suggesting running it from my CD drive.

Now I'm quite new at this whole installing motherboards thingy, so I just grabbed the only disc that was shipped wih my motherboard and tried making it run it. This made it launch what seemed to be the installation program of the motherboard, but it imediately noticed me with an error saying: IDE drive doesnt exist or all primary partitions are occupied.

So what I think I gotta do is install the OS somehow? And if so is the basic windows 7 OS avaliable for download or should I go buy one for 200$ or whatever it is p_p?
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You need a windows 7 disc, buy the 64 bit oem version of pro. When you boot up, enter the bios and set the dvd rom first in the boot sequence, after that, save and exit the bios and put in your windows 7 disc and it should take you to installation and from there its a breeze. after it installs, put in the disc that comes with the motherboard and install the chipset drivers first, then install the lan drivers, let it reboot if it has to, then install your video drivers and you're done unless you have a wireless card
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