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    creating bootable windows xp professional disc

    i tried to follow some settings from a website i saw using Nero but when I try to load it at startup I dont even get a press key to continue i was just wondering what the procedure for doing this is...thanks

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    Have you set your BIOS to boot from CD-ROM or floppy depending what media you are using?
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    I couldn't get a full grasp as to what are you exactly looking for, how to create a bootable disk using Nero [1], or you just want to create a boot disk with XP [2]. You can find [3] & [4] some boot disks that might be of help.


    [1] http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?...ct=article.cfm
    [2] http://support.microsoft.com/default...305595&sd=tech
    [3] http://www.bootdisk.com/
    [4] http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/floppies.htm
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    Actually, I might have mis-interpreted this, but my understanding of this is that you are trying to burn a .iso of WinXP Proffessional (installation CD) but make it bootable. If I'm not mistaken, we don't help with illegal stuff. You might just have to buy WinXP
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    You know burning a copy (iso) is not illegal.. as long as the licence is OK..

    Microsoft doesn't sell CD's they sell tiny pieces of shiny paper with a number on them..
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    Maybe it's not a bootable version, when you download it make sure it's bootable. in Nero, go to Recorder -> Burn Image, choose the ISO you downloaded, and burn it.
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    Originally posted here by the_JinX
    You know burning a copy (iso) is not illegal.. as long as the licence is OK..

    Microsoft doesn't sell CD's they sell tiny pieces of shiny paper with a number on them..
    Yeah well you know what I meant, if not, I meant illegal isos, downloaded from the internet, which if I'm not mistaken, Microsoft does not offer.
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    Hey acdspit00

    What are you trying to/ want to do?

    What will you do with the CD?

    I know that you cannot be trying to "pirate" Win XP because that is so trivial you would not dare to ask on this site.

    If you give us a few more details we might be able to help better...............I could give it a shot on Monday afternoon (GMT) But, there might be more elegant solutions?

    Let's face it, you could boot from virtually anything and just fire up the installation program?

    What I cannot understand is why the disk doesn't work, as the pro disks that I have come across would autostart................is that it?.............autostart not enabled so when you test it nothing happens?

    More details please

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    The way I understood it is, he has made a bootable startup disc for use with windows xp but it is not actually booting from it at startup - hence " I try to load it at startup I dont even get a press key to continue ", i.e the prompt to boot from a CD.
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