Windows XP Professional Install Disk



Erik
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Last night I was updating my Windows XP Professional on my other computer but
I had to stop Cancel it like half way through. When I started up my computer
this morning, it had a currupted driver file on it, and it would not let me
do anything besides restart with a boot-up disk. I don't have the Install
Disk (parents lost it) but I do however have Windows XP Professional
installed on this computer. Is there any way I could maybe burn the Windows
XP Professional from this computer onto a CD and install it on my other
computer? Time is definately an issue here. Thanks :D

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
No, you'll have to order a replacement CD. Also, do you have another
Windows XP license? You cannot use the same license on two different
computers.

How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Erik" wrote:

| Last night I was updating my Windows XP Professional on my other computer but
| I had to stop Cancel it like half way through. When I started up my computer
| this morning, it had a currupted driver file on it, and it would not let me
| do anything besides restart with a boot-up disk. I don't have the Install
| Disk (parents lost it) but I do however have Windows XP Professional
| installed on this computer. Is there any way I could maybe burn the Windows
| XP Professional from this computer onto a CD and install it on my other
| computer? Time is definately an issue here. Thanks :D

Galen
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
In news:8EC3329B-52B7-436C-BEB7-255F6512826A@microsoft.com,
Erik <Erik@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Last night I was updating my Windows XP Professional on my other
> computer but I had to stop Cancel it like half way through. When I
> started up my computer this morning, it had a currupted driver file
> on it, and it would not let me do anything besides restart with a
> boot-up disk. I don't have the Install Disk (parents lost it) but I
> do however have Windows XP Professional installed on this computer.
> Is there any way I could maybe burn the Windows XP Professional from
> this computer onto a CD and install it on my other computer? Time is
> definately an issue here. Thanks :D

Hmm... You probably can't get the files that are on there to burn and make
a CD. Someone once had a method for doing so with ME or 98 if I recall but
I've never seen anything that will do this with XP. While you say time is of
the essense I'm afraid this is the only resolution that I'm aware of right
at the moment:

How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;%5Bln%5D;326246

On the other hand if you can give us more information concerning your
current situation someone may no how to get you back into the OS without any
further problems. You're saying that it's asking for a disk on boot? That's
something that it really shouldn't do. Do you have a disk in the drive
already? Is it not booting to the HDD? As I mentioned, if you tell us what
the underlying problem is (seeing as the issue you presented isn't workable
and not quick) than you might find someone who can help you.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Jack
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
There is Carey and more misguided advice!!
You may take off Windows XP from 1 computer and reinstall it on another one
if it is a retail (paid for ) version.
As long as it is only installed on one computer.

David Morgan \(MAMS\)
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message news:uW%23cPOfdFHA.2776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> No, you'll have to order a replacement CD. Also, do you have another
> Windows XP license? You cannot use the same license on two different
> computers.
>
> How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Erik" wrote:
>
> | Last night I was updating my Windows XP Professional on my other computer but
> | I had to stop Cancel it like half way through. When I started up my computer
> | this morning, it had a currupted driver file on it, and it would not let me
> | do anything besides restart with a boot-up disk. I don't have the Install
> | Disk (parents lost it) but I do however have Windows XP Professional
> | installed on this computer. Is there any way I could maybe burn the Windows
> | XP Professional from this computer onto a CD and install it on my other
> | computer? Time is definately an issue here. Thanks :D

David Morgan \(MAMS\)
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Hey Jack, it looks like you're the one with a reading problem....

Have a nice day,

DM


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message...
> >
> > You cannot use the same license on two different computers.



"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> bumbled in message...
>
> There is Carey and more misguided advice!!
> You may take off Windows XP from 1 computer and reinstall it on another one
> if it is a retail (paid for) version.
>
> As long as it is only installed on one computer.


Windows XP Professional Install Disk