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Burning XP

By genericuser100
Jan 21, 2005
  1. I have windows XP on a computer but i need to reformat my hard drive, buti lost the XP disk so is there anyway to burn xp to a disk
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Call Microsoft, tell them you lost your disk, they might be able to send you another if you can prove to them you bought it. If its a store bought comp without a official XP install disk then you will have to call the manufacturer of the computer and ask for restore disks for your model comp.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you have the i386 folder on your hard disk then you can copy that to a CD if you wish. It won't be bootable though.
     
  4. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    If the i386 has all the wpa stuff in it, you should be able to borrow a xp cd from someone, and after installing it, replace the i386 folder in the new install with the old one to get activated. This will only work if installed onto the same system the i386 or wpa files were pulled from.
    Think that you'll need to be in safe mode to replace a i386 folder. Or slave the drive into another computer and replace files at will. There are easier ways to get activated, but they involve a phone call, net access of some type, or more detailed file finding.
     
  5. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    If your copy is legit , go to this site below it will show you how to make a bootable CD with your existing i386 file to reload Windows. It is allittle involved but they will work, if done correctly.
    http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
     
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