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I think this means that I will not get a recovery disk along with the system.

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after learning about possible mistakes by reading some forums

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"update the basic input/output system (BIOS) to the latest version by contacting the motherboard or computer manufacturer and check if it works.Important: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

Ref : [URL] ....

Since modifying BIOS setting involves risk

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