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How Do I Copy Xp-cd To Hard Drive Folder?

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#1 nathansdad04


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:35 PM

I'm trying to create the UBCD4Win boot disk. http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm
I need to copy the XP CD contents into a new folder(that I create) so the build will run properly. Can I simply open up 2 MyComputer Panes (1 showing the D drive with XP contents and 1 showing the empty C drive folder I want to keep the XP files in) and just drag the files from one pane to the other?
I tried it once and somehow screwed it up. When I dragged individual files they showed a small pane 'copying i386 to i386' (or whatever file was being dragged). Maybe I missed dragging a file cause the iso build failed.

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#2 Andrew


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:34 PM

Yes, it should be that simple.

however you need to be sure that you can see all the files.

In My Computer, select from the menu: Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Check that the show hidden files and folders radio button is selected and the hide protected operating system files is unchecked. Now try Copying.

Also, make sure the Windows XP disk is SP1 or greater. If not, then read this.

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Edited by Amazing Andrew, 19 February 2007 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:21 PM

When I open the XP CD in My Computer I go to Edit then select Select All then copy and paste the CD contents to the folder I created instead of dragging and dropping one file at a time.

Do make sure all files are showing as instructed above.
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