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call me stupid but i need help. my son has a laptop which blew it's hard drive so i had a new one fitted, we have the xp licence code but no disk so the man at the shop used his software to load xp on my son's computer with our code. now i want to make a boot disk from the computer incase we have problems in the future but everywhere i've looked to find out how to do this says to use the floppy drive, this particular machine however only has a dvd/cd drive. so can anyone tell me how to do it please?
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Edited by azarl, 23 April 2008 - 07:49 AM.

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actually...that's pretty poor advice...i would never buy XP from ebay...you have no idea if the license you buy is in use or not

you could buy a retail disk of XP and thus have a valid license...or you could contact MS and see if they can get you a new disk

or you could use a product such as acronis true image, norton ghost, or driveimage XML....these three products are drive ghosting utilities...they will make an exact copy of your drive in it's current state that you can restore any time you like....so you would get the machine set up the way you want it...then ghost the drive to external media (dvd or hard drive...whatever) then if you ever need it you just restore the system from that image...the first two aren't free...the last one is
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