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Old 11-24-2010, 06:54 AM   #16
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Thank you for the info Onebuck like I said xp isn't that important, I'm going to get back to reading up on VM so that I can start evenually spending time using the software instead of just installing it. I'll get back to that subject in the future. In fact if you look at the date of this thread it's already been 10 days.

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:46 AM   #17
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Hi,

You burn the ISO image.

If your WinXP install is bootable then you should be able to get into the recovery mode. Then place the burnt ISO image that you downloaded in the cd drive to initiate the cd image. After that you would follow the screen information.

Even if your install is infected you could just place the CD image into the drive, the windows IE will launch it. You will be given the option to use the CD Image, proceed from there.

If you don't wish to go this route then contact M$ support and request a replacement CD since you have the product key. Or if the install was OEM go the manufacture route and request a replacement.
Maybe you didn't see my post, but the link you gave to him in a previous post, where he should download the XP-SP3-ISO is not a link to a bootable Windows XP-CD. This iso contains only the Service Pack, no OS. There is no legal way to download a copy of XP, except if your school or university is part of the MSDNAA partner program.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 09:06 AM   #18
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Hi,

I read the OP's post(s). Since he/she had a product key I assumed a bootable XP. You only need a bootable system to use the image that was referenced.

I mis-read and made assumptions.

The other suggested route was to get a replacement ISO(bootable) from M$ or OEM. I'm aware of the program and did not suggest such.

The OP has the potential of receiving a replacement CD from M$. I've got my share of those and legally with a product key. Snail mail but works. Most times I just use my copy and intro the key then provide the CD when received from M$. There's always a legal work around. You just have to know where to look or ask.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #19
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Apologies. Cursory read not thorough enough.

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Old 11-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #20
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Hi,

Yes, sometimes I need to re-read the thread instead of just reading the responded portions. Sometimes forgetful and others just over sight.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 04:20 PM   #21
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Just get a floppy image or two off the internet or even from MS get the xp start up set and boot your vm to that. Then point it to a shared folder with the xp files and run setup.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 04:14 AM   #22
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I have to aplogize for opening this thread, as this thread can be mistaken for an illegal activity.
 
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I have to aplogize for opening this thread, as this thread can be mistaken for an illegal activity.
If you are the holder of the product key for M$ Xp, then you are not doing anything illegal to try to recover the install. If you circumvent the EULA then that is another problem. That would be in violation of the agreement and then M$ could bring legal charges against you.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 02:16 PM   #24
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I have 3 license keys. I just got fined for lost 9 points for this post, because of copy rights. Not only that they don't want to help others who see this post with illegal activities.
 
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I have 3 license keys. I just got fined for lost 9 points for this post, because of copy rights. Not only that they don't want to help others who see this post with illegal activities.
I did read the entire thread and EDDY1 was asking for a legitimate way to go about replacing a cracked (damaged )XP install disc .Now EDDY if you have a friend with a disc you may be able to copy it using Brasero or K3b . Otherwise as I have done in the past find an ISO online and burn it...as far as I'm concerned you are not trying to circomvent the law but to save some money replacing something that has gotten damaged.In the future perhaps don't use the term "cracked" as it may cause some misunderstanding LOL.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 03:03 PM   #26
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You don't need to replace anything unless you want to. You could make a bootable ISO if you want.

There is no need, you can easily install windows legally.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #27
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The cd that I have is cracked as in broken I tried to repair it with a disc label it wouldn,t spin.
 
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You can't repair a damaged disk. A scratch or break render them useless. Since you say you have a copy of the data and the proper keys you are still golden.

You can damage your drive by putting tape on them too. Disks spin so fast, a bit out of balance and who knows what might happen. Don't put tape on disks.

I have used VM for years ever since I hear about bochs when it was the only game in town. Now you can easily run VM's on modern systems faster than native in some cases. It is a great way to make, test, replicate, and use OS's.

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:46 AM   #29
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I did read the entire thread and EDDY1 was asking for a legitimate way to go about replacing a cracked (damaged )XP install disc .Now EDDY if you have a friend with a disc you may be able to copy it using Brasero or K3b . Otherwise as I have done in the past find an ISO online and burn it...as far as I'm concerned you are not trying to circomvent the law but to save some money replacing something that has gotten damaged.In the future perhaps don't use the term "cracked" as it may cause some misunderstanding LOL.
I looked up cracked disk and I see why everyone thought that I was trying to do something illegal. Thanks for the info, point taken won't use that word with copying
 
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Hi,

If you are still having problems in obtaining a replacement copy of Xp then see: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/faq.aspx

Support can replace a genuine damaged copy!
You will need the 'product key' to obtain a copy.
I still get free replacement copies but I've been working with M$ for years. Talking to the right support section will be important. If the rep says the copy cannot be replaced then ask for a supervisor. Push, you have a valid copy with a product key.
 
  


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