How can I reinstall the operating system on an old computer with a CD player when I only have DVDs?

by on February 27, 2010

Q: How do I reinstall the operating system on an old Compaq Presario SM1103WM desktop computer with a CD reader. All that I have are DVD operating system disks?

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    unfortunately, there is no way to install the OS if it is a DVD using a regular cd drive. DVD drives are fairly cheap now a days though. If it is a standard 5.25″ drive you can get one from newegg for about $25 shipped. Make sure that you get the correct interface for your computer though. SATA or IDE.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&SubCategory=55&N=2010100055&SpeTabStoreType=1