Cloning Windows XP CD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by deepy, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have borrowed a Windows XP SP2 CD from my university and have my own licence code under MSDN-AA. So I take it I can make a copy of the actual CD for my own use with my own licence code.

    Whats the best way to clone the CD so that its 100% fully working and bootable etc (especially under bootcamp)?

    Cheers.
     
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    balamw

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    Why don't you just download the MSDN ISO to be sure your code will work with it?

    I'm not convinced that a MSDN product ID will work with the CD you have.

    (e.g. OEM and retail product keys are not interchangeable).

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  3. macrumors regular

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    I would assume that at all. If you cannot install it with what has been 'borrowed', you are probably not obtaining it through proper means. Contact the IT department. I am sure they can help with this and insure it is all done legally.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The one that i've borrowed works fine. Its the proper CD for MSDN-AA and i've been given my own proper licence for MSDN-AA. But I have to give back the CD in a few weeks so i'd like to make my own copy of it. Saves me having to borrow it again if i need it in an emergency to reinstall.

    I'm not entirely sure if I can just use the copy function of Nero or something to create a copy that'll be exactly the same as the one I have borrowed?
     
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    balamw

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    Then use Disk Utility and make an ISO image of the disc, and burn it back also w/with DU.

    [Insert the disc, select the session, File -> New -> Image from disk1s1]

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  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only able to use Windows right now. Anyway dont worry about it - thought i might have to do some complex malarky to bypass copy protection and retain "bootability". I'll just experiment with it.
     
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    balamw

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    Do you have Nero or something like that on your Windows install?

    You could always download a trial of Alcohol 120% from http://www.alcohol-soft.com

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    Nermal

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    Wouldn't it have made sense to say that in your original post? :rolleyes:
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    You're fine to duplicate the disc as it's the license to the software that's important, not the disc itself.
     

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