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Creating a bootable windows xp home cd


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Brujo

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Hello everyone... I have a Dell laptop Inspiron 5100 , it came with windows xp home. I've lost my windows cd. It's an old computer and for the last 2 years it's been giving me problems. Of course , i have other computers available . But this is the one that experiment on before i apply it to my other computers. I do have my driver cd and original key (bottom of comp).

I found this thread here : geekstogo
I'd like to know if i can use this to make a bootable windows cd. If i create it on a working dell computer can i installe windows on my non-working dell inspiron 5100?

thank you for any help..


I forgot to mentioned that it originally came with windows xp home sp1
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I've never had a Dell PC but you may run into problems if you create an installation CD or a disk-image from a working Dell and then try to use that CD or disk-image on your Dell 5100 if both computers are not the same model.

Were it me, I would feel compelled to give it a try to find out what happens. It can't do any harm and it's the only sure way of knowing if it will work.
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quick question...exactly what problems are you having...if its malware related you may just be creating a reinstall cd that contains the same problem your experiencing now ...
can you boot into safe mode and use the computer without the issue...
no...then why not try a repair install of Windows...for the how to repair your operating system guides...
go here...

Edited by happyrock, 28 May 2010 - 12:13 PM.

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At some point the computer got a virus and i didn't know how to get rid of it. I didn't know much about computers (not that i'm an expert now )so i took it to a shop to repair. I took my windows xp cd . The day after , they called me and i found out that they installed a illegal windows xp pro . I was told that my cd didn't worked and it was probably corrupted or damaged. I wasn't very happy but nothing i could do . It worked fine for a few years then i got a problem with the regestry, malware, virus you name it.So, I stored it for until i decided to fix it

I fixed the regestry(i couldn't connect to the internet..wired)The wiresless didn't worked. It got pretty slow. The DNS part didn't work . I always connected by the private ip. Instead of having an ip of 192.... i got 162?...


A Few days ago i fixed that problem. Still very slow, i run malwarebytes and got rid of a virus..

I want a legal copy . I found this page about a year ago I wanted to tried it on a desktop. I did the procedure but when i was about to burned it, I couldn't . A cd wasn't big enough ,I needed a dvd but my recorded was a cd.
This is the page i'm talking about Bootable windows cd
Now i get the massage that my windows xp is counterfit .

Anything i can do?
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yep ...buy a copy of xp...
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yeah!! any other ideas ... that procedure will it work?
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Yes it will because you will have a genuine copy with the correct key.
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i am gonna try anyway and see what happens. if it doesn't too bad. I can always try ubuntu or other open source. thanks

123runner i won't be making it from my laptop . I am going to try and make it from a desktop and then install it in my inspiron laptop. what's the worst it can happen?



thanks
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