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Old 03-04-2009
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How to make a copy of windows xp
  

I just bought a laptop and I have a small problem. I can not make a backup copy of XP. I was provided for the 3 cd copy but it does not work.
Can you help me please?

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Re: How to make a copy of windows xp

i dont think its possible to make a copy of windows. i doubt you can copy the files from when its already installed. also the boot cd should be the xp cd.
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Old 03-04-2009
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Re: How to make a copy of windows xp

you can make a copy of the windows cd.

First Step
  • Right-Click on the Start button and click Explore
  • At the top click Tools then go down to Folder Options and click that
  • Click on the View tab
  • Click the radio button for "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
  • Uncheck the box for "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"
  • Uncheck the box for "Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)"
  • Click Apply

Second Step
  • If all the WinXP files are indeed in that specified folder, just toss in a blank CD-R/RW in your drive and copy all the files
  • Files should be: DOCS (folder), DOTNETFX (folder), i386 (folder), SUPPORT (folder), VALUEADD (folder), autorun.inf, readme.htm, setup.exe, spnotes.htm, win51 (file), win51ip (file), win51ip.sp1 (file)

Third Step (optional)
  • If you have the cd itself just make a copy using either the Windows utility or whatever program you so desire.
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Old 23-09-2009
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Re: How to make a copy of windows xp

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Originally Posted by Ettan View Post
you can make a copy of the windows cd.

First Step
  • Right-Click on the Start button and click Explore
  • At the top click Tools then go down to Folder Options and click that
  • Click on the View tab
  • Click the radio button for "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
  • Uncheck the box for "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"
  • Uncheck the box for "Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)"
  • Click Apply

Second Step
  • If all the WinXP files are indeed in that specified folder, just toss in a blank CD-R/RW in your drive and copy all the files
  • Files should be: DOCS (folder), DOTNETFX (folder), i386 (folder), SUPPORT (folder), VALUEADD (folder), autorun.inf, readme.htm, setup.exe, spnotes.htm, win51 (file), win51ip (file), win51ip.sp1 (file)

Third Step (optional)
  • If you have the cd itself just make a copy using either the Windows utility or whatever program you so desire.
That is the dumbest thing I ever heard.
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