how to install windows xp using plain cd.

September 9, 2016 at 00:07:41
Specs: Windows xp pro
Sir,
i have copied windows xp files to a plain cd which i have downloaded it from pc. Is there any process required to do with cd or i can directly install xp from that cd where i have copied the xp files.

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#1
September 9, 2016 at 05:06:02
What files have you copied from another PC?

You can not copy the Windows folder, put it on CD and install it on another PC.
Therefore, you need an installation CD, because there is a lot more than copying files from A to B.
During installation process, the installer program creates a lot of registy entries, which do don't get, by simply copying the files.


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#2
September 9, 2016 at 07:01:58
Depending on whether you have a I386 folder in the same drive as Windows is installed on and a valid license key (you wont even be able to install Windows without this), you can still make a bootable Windows XP CD from the already installed version.

Here's how to do so:
http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Boo...

I wouldn't consider wiping your hard drive or attempting a re-installation without at least testing the CD boots first. On top of that, I'd suggest using a program to check the CD for any errors after making it. There's a few free programs for Windows that do so but this is the only one I've used that's currently still free (Unclear if it works on Windows XP though) dvdisaster http://dvdisaster.net/en/misc.html#...

Also try to back up as much of the data you want to keep if you can, at the very least drivers. You wont even be able to access the net without an Ethernet driver.

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#3
September 9, 2016 at 07:33:27
Windows is not something you copy from one PC to another, you have to buy it. We don't help with piracy on here. Response #1 is spot on - it won't work anyway. Think about it - if it was a easy as that Microsoft would have gone out of business years ago.

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#4
September 9, 2016 at 08:41:27
Just to clarify, I myself didn't post what I did to suggest piracy, Windows discs can be lost or broken, etc. Couldn't tell if the poster already owned the copy they wanted to copy originally, if they did I didn't think that would be piracy, assuming they'd already bought a copy beforehand of the Windows XP disc.

I assumed they wanted to reinstall it, not use it on 2 computers at once. That's why I said a valid license key (legit).

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#5
September 9, 2016 at 09:02:47
Re #4

Yes, understood, thanks.

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#6
September 9, 2016 at 13:31:02
Thank u friends for replies to my question, which is helpful to me.

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