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 02/17/2007 03:39 PM
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Im formatting my new HDD and found out my winxp cd has a tiny scratch on it which makes problems during installation. Im wondering if maybe I can avoid the scratch and copy the original windows xp cd and burn it on to a blank dvd. Would this be possible or is the winxp cd protected from copying?
 02/17/2007 03:43 PM
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it's protected. trust me.

but even if you tried to copy the disk, i'm pretty sure the scratch would get in your way.

alos, do the laws in your area allow a backup puprose copy?i know some area's of country's/ whole country's don't... if you can't , just catch a plane to newzealand and do it here

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 02/17/2007 03:46 PM
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Basically i need to make a new bootable .iso winxp dvd from a website? Darn...

And also, my area can care less about that
 02/17/2007 03:49 PM
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you could go to thailand and buy an illegal one for about 25 u.s. dollars.... but that is WRONG and you shouldn't have even thought of it...

is it possible to get a disk repair kit, and clean it up a bit? or has it scratched the data layer itself?

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 02/17/2007 04:52 PM
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it looks like its on the outside protective layer to me, it doesnt look deep at all but it definetly is not coming off with rubbing a cotton shirt on it.
 02/17/2007 04:55 PM
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you cold also try nlite and remove unnecessary items from windows at the same time
 02/17/2007 04:56 PM
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You could try a thing like the game doctor, that always worked on my CD/Dvds

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 02/17/2007 06:04 PM
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cant i just make a bootable dvd from like a website like they did for vista rc1? that would save a bunch of time
 02/17/2007 06:15 PM
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the reason they did taht is because it was rc1.... now that xp is up and in full swing (and has been for quiet some time) the only way to do that would be through less conventional mean's...

can you take it into a video shop and see if you can get them ot clean the disk for you? when i mean i cleaning kit, i mean the full sanding/poliching business... they have worked for me in the past with dvd's that wont play.

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 02/17/2007 06:29 PM
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Alright, i got a buddy at Video Only maybe he can clean it for free. Thanks for the advice fellas
 02/17/2007 11:13 PM
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Can't you just call Microsoft and get a new copy? I mean he does own the license...

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 02/17/2007 11:19 PM
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i think the idea is that he want's it free.. i don't think they will send you a new free one, and i don't think theres any way you can actually prove that you own your licence, just prove that you don't own it.

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I don't see why you can't copy the CD to your drive and produce a non-scratched copy..

Follow the instructions here: http://www.winsupersite.com/sh...indo..._slipstream.asp

Don't follow them all, since it's a page on instructions on creating a slipstream XP cd, but it gives you the general idea on how to make a backup copy of the CD and make the burned copy bootable..

If you have a copy of XP that has no service packs integrated with it, you can follow these instructions so you'll have a SP2 XP CD ready to go so you don't have to install SP2 when you re-install windows.

edit: i should note that I am not suggesting people make illegal copies of their software to give away.. But there's nothing wrong with making a backup, nor is there anything wrong with creating a slipstream CD.. Since the only way to do it is copying the XP cd to your harddrive..

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