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#1 zogg

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

Can a OEM restore partitican be used to create a Windows OS INSTALL boot disk.I want to use it. for a clean minimal install or repair install.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:01 PM

The restore partition is a completed factory installation image, not a setup disc where you can make changes beforehand. I would buy a new copy of XP, and use nLite to create a custom image. Make sure you get all of your device drivers from manufacturers site too!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:48 PM

An OEM version of Windows and a retail version are two different things.
The OEM version puts the system back to an "out of the box" state in most cases and does not allow the repair functionality that the retail version does.

If it is XP Home you can use any retail Windows cd and your licence key to reinstall.
Go to the manufacturer of your systems website for the drivers you will need.

If you post the make/model we can link you to them.
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