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Can I Download XP Repair CD?

by Jend Jason / August 24, 2007 5:26 PM PDT

OK the title might be a bit off but can i download and burn onto a cd?
Well I didnt get a repair CD when i purchased the desktop so just about every 6 months or so when i get attacked by a virus or i mess up my windows files i need to do a repair so i do alot "ALOT"!! of running about to find a repair CD.
and is this illegel, i do have a genuine XP (Pro SP2)
Any suggestion will be welcomed.
(forgive me if this is a stupid question)

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(NT) Nope.
by Coryphaeus / August 24, 2007 9:22 PM PDT
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I once saw a thread somewhere
by tcantrelln / August 24, 2007 10:47 PM PDT

About utilizing the i386 folder in your installation, some other downloadable files, and a software like Roxio 6 to create a unique to your machine XP CD..which is not a bad idea even if you had the Genuine-MS complete generic XP cd..

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Yep, it's called Slipstreaming.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 25, 2007 1:35 AM PDT

Should be able to be found using search in these forums, or on Google.

Mark

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Confused!
by Jend Jason / August 25, 2007 8:07 AM PDT

For Slipstreaming i need a xp install cd which i dont have!
Any other ideas.
Thanks for your replies!!
Much Appreciated!

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Some need just the restore files on your hard disk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2007 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Confused!
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Bob. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 25, 2007 9:54 PM PDT

That's the best example I've ever seen, thanks.

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Well...
by Jackson Douglas / August 25, 2007 11:30 AM PDT

It's kind of a legal grey area on the matter. It's technically illegal to download a copy of XP off the Internet, but Microsoft doesn't consider it to be a pirated copy so long as a valid install key is used.

Of course I think the better thing to do here is isolate what it is you're doing that requires you to redo your system so often, and then alter that behavior.

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i got a prob that is around the same area
by 541v4d0r / August 31, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Well...

well,

yesterday i turned my laptop on and it came with an error
it was the "windows/system32/config missing or corrupted " message

i did a bit of research and know how to fix it now, but i need the windows xp disc which i do not have
i checked my laptop box and it wasnt there, the os was already installed and everything. so do u think i can fix it using this process?

i would really not like to have to system restore to its default settings and loose all my media and stuff

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I TRIED IT
by 541v4d0r / August 31, 2007 7:34 AM PDT

i tried to do it exactly as the guide said
cept i didint put sp2 on there


when i bottedf my laptop, it told me it couldnt find NTDLR

so ima try usin it with SP2

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