win xp back up

  dawntreader 01:24 19 Aug 2007

hi,i have my original win xp disk,and sp 1 disk,
sp 2 disk,
i had a new m/board fitted at my local shop,and they put win xp back on.but used they disk,
if i need to reinstall xp.without going through all the time with my old disks and then updates!
can i back up win xp to a dvd disk?
so if i need to i can just insert and load it up if my hard disk crashes ect


  User-1159794 08:35 19 Aug 2007

You could try Slipstreaming. Have a look at these sites which pretty much cover the process.

click here

click here

click here

  rawprawn 08:45 19 Aug 2007

I used Autoslipsteamer (Very easy)
click here

  rawprawn 08:49 19 Aug 2007

Follow the instructiuons in Rapscallion's second link.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:38 19 Aug 2007

The best way is to use something like Acronis True Image to copy your HDD to DVDs.

If you have a crash or failed HDD you can restore everything XP, programs, favourites,photos, data files, emails etc.
In approx 15 mins you can be back to where you made the last backup.

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