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How do I make an xp reinstall disk?

When I got my computer it came with windows xp preinstalled, but no disks for it. Months later I found out that windows would let me create a set of reinstall disks, but only once.
Now my son has a computer with the same deal - no disks, and I can't remember where to go within windows to create the disks. Can anyone help?
Thanks :)
Nov 8 '10 #1
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I finally found it, it's a part of the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program which came with my computer. My son's computer doesn't have the same program though, so does anyone know how we can make a windows xp disk for him? His computer has become a bit clogged up and it's time for a clean start..
Thanks :)
Nov 8 '10 #2
Death Slaught
1,137 1GB
There isn't really a way to accomplish this. Well, there are, but none of them are legal. I would have to say that the easiest way to accomplish it is to borrow a friends install disk, and use your own license key.


Regards, Death
Nov 10 '10 #3
Thanks for that, I did find some methods by googling in the end, but they required you to have an i386 folder directly in the c drive, which my son's computer doesn't have.
Do you know if I can use any xp home install disk with my license key for xp home?
Thanks :)
Nov 10 '10 #4
Death Slaught
1,137 1GB
If I'm not mistaken the method you're talking about is considerably outdated. You should be able to, especially if they are the same brand.

Regardless, always remember to make a backup first.


Thanks, Death
Nov 10 '10 #5
That was quick..thanks!
Off to find out about backups...
Nov 10 '10 #6
Death Slaught
1,137 1GB
No problem, and this may help you.
Nov 10 '10 #7
Very helpful thanks, now just need to find a friend with a cd.
Nov 10 '10 #8

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