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6 backup CD's to 1 CD


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ok my Compaq Presario SR1020LA came with windows XP Home SP1 preinstalled. As all user should, i created my 6backup CD's but, what if i need to reinstall windows well, id use the 6CD's. What i want to do is create 1 CD. like the kind you buy, this is because if i want to update my system to SP2 i know a way to do it directly updating the files ona XP CD but i dont think im aable to on 6 backup ones. And of course there are other reasons why i want to do this.

I dont think this is possible, but i would like to make sure. :blink: :whistling:


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It would literally be impossible to transform the 6 cd backup you made into one cd. Besides, the 6 cd backup you made is like an image of your hard drive and not a normal Windows XP installation CD.

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Edited by Fenor, 28 May 2006 - 09:32 AM.

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What i want to do is create 1 CD.


It will fit onto 1 DVD, That is what I used.
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True, you could make it fit on one DVD, but you will not be able to slipstream Service Pack 2 or any of the hotfixes/updates into it like you are able to do with a normal Windows XP installation CD, which is what -OCM770- wants to be able to do.

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After a while of searching for answers i found out i could make a bootable CD out of my I386 folder and slipstreaming SP2 onto it, then create a boot.img file and merge both folders and create a .iso file which i should put onto a CD to boot from. Will this work as my computer came with windows preinstalled.
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