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clone a cd or dvd to a pen drive

by davisjohnathan1234 / September 16, 2008 1:39 AM PDT

i am looking for a program to clone a cd or dvd to a pen drive.
i will be using that pen drive to install the a program from the pen
drive instead of the cd or dvd.

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Are you thinking of operating system or apllications?
by ahtoi / September 16, 2008 1:48 AM PDT

If systems...what?

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clone cd
by davisjohnathan1234 / September 16, 2008 3:11 AM PDT

xp & vista. i am getting tired of scratching cd's and dvd'

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xcopy /s
by ramarc / September 16, 2008 4:44 AM PDT

open a command window and type:
xcopy D:\ "E:\folder" /S /H /I

replace D:\ with your cd/dvd drive letter, and E:\folder with your pen drive letter and desired folder name

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by davisjohnathan1234 / September 16, 2008 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: xcopy /s


could you explain, when i type the command line below i get errors
do i need to use the quotation marks and are there spaces between

xcopy D:\ "E:\folder" /S /H /I

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sorry, try this instead
by ramarc / September 16, 2008 7:23 AM PDT
In reply to: xcopy

xcopy D:\*.* "E:\folder" /S /H /I

xcopy is finicky.

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by davisjohnathan1234 / September 16, 2008 7:37 AM PDT

when i tried to the pen drive which had in entire xp cd on it using
the method you suggested it gave me the following error "bootmgr missing"

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Why didn't you tell us it's for Vista?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2008 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: xcopy
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i thought you were copying software install CDs...
by ramarc / September 18, 2008 12:25 AM PDT
In reply to: xcopy you wouldn't have to tote around a bunch of CDs. xcopy won't create a bootable partition.

also, some PCs can't boot from USB devices so putting XP/Vista on thumb drive really is a good solution. just make copies of the XP/Vista installation discs to protect the originals.

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