bootable cd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dukebound85, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Hi, I was able to get windows through my msdn liscense. As a result, I was able to download the install cd that I checked out for my own. Now my queston is how do I make this a bootable cd as opposed to just a data disc. Thanks
     
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  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    No its just the files needs to run xp. For example the i386 folder and like 11 more things.
     
  4. evangelion-01 macrumors regular

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    when i added sp2 to my sp1 windows installation cd i had to open the original disc with isobuster and under track 1 there was a bootable file by microsoft, you gotta rip that and use it with nero to make a bootable cd.
     
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    any idea what the name of the file was? thanks
     
  6. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    If you have an MSDN subscription then one of the MSDN DVDs contains an iso CD image for the Windows XP installer.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yea I am able to download it via internet but instead checked out a copy from campus and just copied the files over to another cd. I asked the guy why I wasn't able to download it on my mac and he said it was because I wasn't using explorer as the browser when attempting to download. SInce I have a mac I dont have explorer and hence why I checked it out from campus
     
  8. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    You would need to use a Windows machine to create a bootable disk from the files you have. But it is much, much easier to just grab the bootable .iso file from the MSDN DVD rather than futz with creating a bootable CD.
     

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