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(wanted) To Create A Xp Bootable Cd With Usb & Xp Restore Utility


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#1 harrywinxp

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 06:42 PM

I need to discuss this idea with several of the top Win XP Pro experts to determine if it is possible. If possible, write a step by step procedure

My idea is to maintain a set of up-to-date backups Full & Incremental using XP backup utility saved to a USB Hard Drive. Then if the consultants Lap-Topís Hard Drive that runs the OS fails!

Rough Draft:
Install new HD in computer.
Boot from a customized bootable CD.
Format new HD (NTSF or FAt32)
CD should load:
Win boot, XP restore utility & USB drivers
Restore full & incremental backup files from all available backups

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#2 franktiii

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:37 AM

There are a couple of different options here. If you want a fairly up to date back up with most of your data, programs, etc. then look at this material laid out by Fred Langa (www.langa.com) http://www.langa.com/backups/backups(1).htm

If you just want to be able to reinstall windows with most of the updates in place, you can create a windows xp sp 2 disk by slip streaming, look at this site
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windo..._slipstream.asp

Much of what you are suggesting is present in windows xp. But you can add various utilities to the xp sp 2 disk.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 11:46 AM

Oops, forgot, windows xp has issues booting from a usb drive, so the easiest way is to boot from a cd, but here are a couple of other sites to look at:

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

http://www.weethet.nl/english/hardware_bootfromusbstick.php

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:09 PM

You can only boot from a USB device...if your BIOS and operating system support such. XP supports it, does your BIOS?

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/usb-boot.mspx

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