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Where do I get an XP CD install disc?

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#1 pcfobe


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

I started to read the tutorial "Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD" and got stuck on the first step.
The first step says to copy the entire contents of an XP CD to a folder on your computer but you can't use the OEM CD provided by the computer manufacturer. Where would I get an XP CD install disc?

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#2 rosiesdad


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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:58 PM

I did mine with a Dell re-installation disk. Works like a charm.
I think I used Nlite to slipstream, and the directions were pretty good.
Hey, try it, and you can always fail the first try. I think it took me a few tries to get it done.

Edited by rosiesdad, 04 April 2009 - 04:00 PM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

From someone who does not have a system made by eMachines...Gateway...Compaq, etc.

Last time I checked the sales figures for XP, there were quite a few CDs which are floating around in the world.

Some of us even buy Microsoft XP install CDs...a simple copy of the correct version (XP Home or XP Pro) provides the basis for any effort to slipstream an XP install CD that will work properly.

You can use the valid license from your purchased system...to accomplish product activation with the slipstreamed CD.

In the event that you cannot find anyone with an MS install CD...I guess that won't be able to create a slipstreamed install CD. Recovery/restore disks issued by the aforementioned entities (Gateway, etc.) will not fill the bill.


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