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newbiebutagoodie

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Hi ,

Stressing out about trying to use Virtual PC .

My current O/S is XP Pro(legal) but I dont have a cd for it .

I need to install either an O/S iso image or full version on Virtual PC.

I have the files , but I have never burn't a cd or made a bootable disk before and I don't want to fork out the cash for Win 7 . I have the (legal) product numbers for XP and Win 7 .

I can get access to a cd burner if required .

Where do I start ?

Thanks if u can help
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If all you want is some form of backup for your current OS in the event that you need to re-install it, your best solution is to create a hard disk image of it (also referred to as "cloning"). You can create the backup image on either another hard disk (it can be either an internal one or external USB hard drive).

Obviously you'll need the software which creates the disk image.

There's a free version here, but it's limited to using only another hard disk to create the image on (ie you can't use an optical disc):
http://www.paragon-s...s/download.html

If you want to be able to create the image on a CD/DVD, they do a 'paid for' version here:
http://www.paragon-s...e/systembackup/

Or there's 'Norton Ghost' from Symantec which is availble in software stores or online from Symantec: http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost
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Thanks for your reply .

NO , I don't want to create some sort of backup image of my current O/S .

I already have the ISO and full version O/S files that I think I need to install on a bootable CD , in order to use Virtual PC , or Virtual Box .
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