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I have a laptop that has windows xp on it. However I need a boot disk for it. I have a new laptop with windows 7. How do I make a boot disk for that with my new laptop? Is there a site to burn the file to a disk? Please any help would be great.

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What do you mean by a boot disk? XP boots by itself.
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sorry....i have a laptop that has xp on it. It is in need of a boot disk. However I never made on. I do have a newer laptop but it has windows 7 on it. I was wondering how to get a boot disk or if there is a website to download it and burn it to a disk with my new laptop.


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I still don't know what you mean by a boot disk. Are you talking about a recovery disk instead...a disk that restores the operating system to factory conditions. A Windows setup disk? Please tell me what this disk is supposed to do. Are you talking about a floppy disk? A CD disk?
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yes a recovery disk i have a comp that says file missing windows\system32\config\system....but never made a cd....now i need one and dont know how to make a cd.
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Download ARCDC. It will make a disk that lets you access the recovery console. Then follow the steps here: http://support.micro....com/kb/307545.

You can try just replacing the system hive first instead of all of them. I also suggest you run a chkdsk /r while in the recovery console.


I'll get back to you on what a recovery disk is.
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OK, a recovery disk usually ships with new computers made my OEM manufacturers. These days, many are passing the cost of the disks on to the consumer by including a utility in Windows to make the disks. You supply the disk. They supply the software to make them. Kind a crappy deal if you ask me.

Now, the time to make these disks is when your first get your computer. Not when it breaks down.
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