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Old 03-31-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Thinking of Reformating


Hello, so im thinking of reformating and i have a CD with a thing on it called XP DISK IMAGE.iso

And i was wondering how i use this? because if i open with archive manager it has, setup.exe and a whole bunch of different stuff which im guessing is to actually get Windows, BUT when i plug it into my computer and restart it, nothing happens goes right back to the login screen, Any ideas on how i would tho this? please help
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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Assuming that the "XP DISK IMAGE.iso" is a Windows XP install CD, and that you want to install Windows XP, then make sure that your computer is set to boot from the CDROM drive as the first boot device in the motherboard's BIOS. Then when you reboot the computer should boot from the XP install CD.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Nope.
If you can see the <blah>.iso, it means the CD was burnt incorrectly. You need to burn that .iso to another disc as "image" then you can boot that.
 
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Nope.
If you can see the <blah>.iso, it means the CD was burnt incorrectly. You need to burn that .iso to another disc as "image" then you can boot that.
The OP said in his first post:
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... if i open with archive manager it has, setup.exe and a whole bunch of different stuff ...
If he can open the iso CD in archive manager and see "a whole bunch of different stuff," this should mean that the iso CD was burned correctly, should it not?
 
Old 03-31-2012, 02:26 AM   #5
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The OP said in his first post:
If he can open the iso CD in archive manager and see "a whole bunch of different stuff," this should mean that the iso CD was burned correctly, should it not?
No, it doesn't. Archive Manager can read the contents of ISOs. If it had been burned correctly, there would be no iso; the setup.exe and other files would be visible in any standard file manager.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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1. Copy the ISO image to your hard disk
2. Insert a Blank CD
3. Pull up Brasero or k3b and hit the option to burn an ISO image
4. Go into your BIOS and change the boot order so CD comes above Hard Disk.
5. When it says "Press any key to boot to CD", hit a key.
6. When you set up partitioning, make sure you delete the Ubuntu partition or else Windows might run into some trouble. Also make sure that you don't give the whole disk to Windows so you can put Ubuntu on without needing to resize Windows.

Heads up: Windows XP is loosing all support in just 2 years
 
Old 04-01-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Now, if i do all this with Brasero (Getting it now) Will i be able to put the disc into my computer and turn it directly into windows? or what?

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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grrrrrrr.... i followed a tutorial on Cleaning my CD-RW Drive with umount /dev/cdrom then i ran

cdrecord dev=/dev/cdrom blank=fast

and now i can't eject my disk and when i try to open i get an error saying...
A job is pending on /dev/sr0 please HELP

EDIT: I just had to restart my comp .. *FP* lolol

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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YES! I GOT STUFF ON MYDISC Lol thanks for all the help now just to test it on a diff comp
 
Old 04-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #10
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Gah, the Installation for the .iso file gave me a blue screen error upon install

It was pretty much like this..

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/snehasis.pa...TE%5B16%5D.png

Any suggestions on a working Windows Link?
 
Old 04-02-2012, 03:56 PM   #11
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Gah, the Installation for the .iso file gave me a blue screen error upon install
Just out of curiosity, is this a real Windows XP install CD? As far as I know, Microsoft does not provide any iso images of Windows XP install CDs that you can legitimately download:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...windows-xp.htm
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Answer: There are many places online to download Windows XP but none of them are legal. Windows XP is not distributed online so there is no legitimate way to download Windows XP, even from Microsoft.
There are XP service packs that you can download, but as far as I know there are no legitimate XP iso install CDs that you can download.

Personally, I do not care if you use a pirated Windows XP. However, if this is a pirated iso image, then perhaps it is faulty and this is why you are having trouble installing it.
This of course assumes that you have burned the iso image correctly.
 
  


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