How can make a copy sys restore cds/ xp pro

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January 30, 2011 at 17:25:18
Specs: Windows XP
I went to microsoft but all they have is floppy. My other computer has xp pro. Can I make reboot cds off of it or is there a site I can go to and download the info I need, copy to cds, then try to reboot the down computer w/them?

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January 30, 2011 at 20:30:04
The Microsoft 6 floppy sets for XP's Setup (there are several versions) only loads the same files that are normally initially loaded from the XP CD - that's for computers that cannot boot from a CD drive - you still need an XP CD to run Setup and finish installing Windows.

You can't use the Windows Re-installation CD or Recovery disks for a different brand name computer model on your brand name computer model - they will refuse to install.

If you know someone who has a regular OEM Microsoft XP CD of the same version as on the official Microsoft label on your laptop - Home or Pro - then you can legally, as far as Microsoft is concerned, use that CD to install Windows on your laptop along with the Product Key that's on that official label.

A regular OEM Microsoft XP CD has "For distribution with a new PC only." printed on it's surface, and it has the Microsoft holograms on it.

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