Windows backups

Jun 6, 2010
  1. Hello, this is my first post here and hopefully not the last, but is there a way to backup or create a restore disk for Windows if you do not have one already? I.E. I have Windows XP but have no disk for it, but would like to wipe it, how can I do this and Legally?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    i think he means burning an OEM disk... for installing the operating system
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    He has no OS disc. You can burn a slipstreamed Windows OEM install disc but you have to have the Windows install files located somewhere
  5. THYN

    THYN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, so Will it just keep the windows files or will it copy my whole hard drive?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It depends on the software you use. You should be able to choose a full image or just a partial image. Experiment a little before you wipe everything
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