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how do i install a new hard drive into my laptop? Getting error "boot device not found"

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I got an hp laptop. model 17- f061Us and I want to install windows 8.1 enterprise, since my work provided me with a copy at no charge. So I  removed the stock hard drive and installed an empty drive in the bay. I don't want to over right the original harddrive yet so that's why I did it on another drive.

I changed the boot order to boot the cd rom drive first and I put in the 8.1 enterprise cd in and reboot the computer. but still when the computer reboots it never asks me if I want to load the files on the dvd, it just gives me a black screen that says boot device not found. please install on OS on your disk.

I ran the diagnostics to scan the drive and it successfully passed the quick scan test, just not sure how to install this 8,1 enterprise on this laptop,

I tested the disk by putting it into my old laptop with xp and sure enough it asks me if I want to boot from the cd when I reboot the computer so not sure why its not working on the new one, any ideas?
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