June 15th, 2005, 09:20 PM
burning winxp cd
let me know a quickie.
looked in google but cud not find any info.
a friend of mine told me that we can not burn a cd of win xp instalation cd( orignal cd) using any software.he said some of the files are alawys left out.they never get copied(burned)
now my saying is i know only about nero and roxio.and i say that either the cd gets completly
burn or i does not ,at all.
but i don't have links to support my arguement.i need some inputs.
thnx in advance
June 15th, 2005, 09:29 PM
If your friend is correct, how come there are so many pirate copies of WindowsXP in the World?
He may be talking about the big manufacturer's "recovery disks"..............they probably only work with the original make & model of computer?
June 15th, 2005, 09:31 PM
No, you cannot burn a original cd , since you need a special equipment...
However you can burn a windows xp install CD as any other. I cant see why you cant.
- Make an bootable .ISO image from an "original CD".
- modify as you want (e.g. install sp2 and some custom mods)
- burn a new one
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June 15th, 2005, 09:50 PM
hey guys thankx a lotttt
i knew i can always get this information from you.
thnks once again
June 15th, 2005, 09:51 PM
he is right in the fact that you cannot just clone the original cd. But you can burn an install cd. You just burn the image of the iso. If it were not possible there wouldnt be disks like NemisisXP and the like available.
June 16th, 2005, 03:15 PM
cacosapo,u mentioned we need special device for burning orignal cd.
Orignal device !
i mean not a cd writer?
and why ?
i m getting confused ,i thought u agreed that i can burn a cd from orignal by first burning a image.now u say a install cd.
plz answer this.
June 16th, 2005, 03:30 PM
I've never had a problem copying any original install disks. It's something I always do where possible. I put the original away safe and use the copy so if it gets scratched I just make a new copy to use.
It's the licence key that is important.
A lot of game CDs will not copy without special software, this is possibly what you are thinking of?