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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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    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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    Bryan G Guest

    Re: How to make a copy of windows xp

    Quote 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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