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Is it possible to "create" a bootable WinXP Pro disc?

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Madcapper, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Madcapper

    Madcapper Member

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    I'm wondering if it's possible to make a bootable copy of WinXP Pro out of a non-bootable one?

    Also, I was wondering where I can find a utility for making bootable XP Pro floppies that actually work? I don't know about anyone else but the one offered at the Microsoft website has never worked for me. I can create the floppies just fine but they don't work. In other words they don't boot. I did manage to find a utility that worked (a while back) but I don't have the floppies anymore and I can't remember what website I got it from.
    I would like to know how to compile a bootable XP disc though, mainly so I wouldn't need to use floppies.
    Thanks.
     
  2. SadJoker

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    Yes you can create bootable WinXP cds from nonbootable versions.. you just need the boot sector files.. search Google or any search engine for them.. the howto create WinXP Pro boot cds are also avaible.. good luck!

    btw, why use bootable floppies? well unless you cant boot from cd then floppy is only way.. in any case, you need the boot files.
     
  3. SadJoker

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    That site has the boot files you need :)

    *PS : mods ; forgive me if that site/info is considered warez/piracy.. Apology in advance if post violates the rules
     
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  5. Madcapper

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    Sorry it took a while to get back to this thread but I've been without net access for the last week or so.
    But thanks for the response SadJoker. I'm gonna go try and track down those boot files.
    Cheers.
     
  6. Rotary

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    hi there,

    yes it is i have done my windows xp pro and inserted sp1 and made it bootable!

    and i have done windows 2000 pro/sp3 with sp4 in and made it bootable!

    Its called "SLIPSTREAM"

    go here:

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp1_cd.htm

    Enjoy!

    PS: FOLLOW IT VERY CAREFULLY INDEED! as it uses command prompts!

    @ PRAETOR do you know any programs that can read CD info? like it can tell me if iso level 1 or 2 joleit info i need to know everything!

    Thx...
     
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